Obituaries for July 1

Richard You Fai Hee, 92, of Kailua-Kona died June 24. He was born on Oahu. Private services held. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Gene Tsugiko Hee; sons, Aaron (Kathleen) Hee and Jonathan (Tiare) Hee; daughter, Naomi (Dave) Peterson; brother, Howard (Audrey) Hee; sister, Fanny Wong; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Robert Kealoha Perkins, 77, of Kailua-Kona died June 6 at Tripler Army Medical Center. Born in Hawaii, he was an industrial painter, owner of Ohana Painting and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Graveside services with military honors at 9 a.m. Friday, July 12, at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by companion, Roxanne Makua of Kaneohe, Oahu; sons, Robert (Bonnie) Uina of Alaska, Anthony (Ashlyn) Makahanaloa of Honolulu, Kaleo (Delina) Mahi of Alaska, Robert (Ebby) Perkins Jr. of Kailua-Kona and John (Blanche) Perkins of Las Vegas; daughters, Sophia Atoa and Melanie (Nohea) Perkins of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Charles Perkins of Kaneohe, Levi (Lynette) Perkins of Holualoa and William (Marsi) Perkins of Kailua-Kona; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Violet “Vie” Ruth Mata Ramirez, 84, of Kailua-Kona, died June 24 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Hamakua, she was a retired waitress. Visitation 11-11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 14, at Hilo Woman’s Club, 7 Lele St. Service at 11:30. Luncheon to follow. No flowers. For info, call Felix at 937-6912. Survived by daughters, Sylvia (Drew) Cordeiro of Keaau and Donna Darakjian of Kailua-Kona; sons, Felix (Donna) Estabilio Jr. of Kailua-Kona, Jon Estabilio Sr. of Pahala and Delis (Laureen) Estabilio Sr. of Hilo; brothers, Albert (Mary) Mata of Honolulu and James (Donna Bailey) Mata of California; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Martha Kuuleialoha Sarme, 90, of Waimea died June 13 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired busperson and waitress at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and member of Senior Citizens Group of Waimea, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local No. 142. Visitation 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 65-1160 Kapiolani Rd. in Waimea. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Cemetery, Waimea. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by daughters, Luana (Jacob) Keanaaina of Kailua-Kona and Livia (Charles) Graef of Philadelphia, Miss.; sons, Cheech Sarme Jr. and Russell (Lisa) Sarme of Waimea; sisters, Shirley (Junichi) Nakamoto of Kealakekua and Marjorie Malczon of Kaneohe, Oahu; brother, Walter Shimaoka of Hilo; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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