Obituaries for January 23

Robert “Jody” “Rob” “Bobby” Abraham, 58, of Waikoloa died Dec. 16 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in San Diego, a cook 1 at the Mauna Lani, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hapuna Prince and Keauhou Beach hotels, member of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142 and culinary arts graduate at Hawaii Community College. Memorial service 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, Old Kona Airport Park large pavilion. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Josette Abraham of Waikoloa; son, Taylar Abraham of Waikoloa; sister, Melody (Jim) Summey of Kailua-Kona; aunts, uncles; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Audrie Mary Kaiulani Antonio, 77, of Hilo died Jan. 19 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. She was born in Paukaa. Private services held. Online condolences: Survived by husband, Quirino Antonio Jr. of Hilo; sons, Davin (Perla) Antonio of Puna, Jason (Jaime) Antonio of Oahu and Kurt (Rona) Antonio of Hilo; brother, Alvin Kapahua of Oahu; seven grandchildren and two great granchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.


Oscar Friels Jr., 65, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 9 at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Bunkie, La., he was the owner of Oscar Friels Household and Maintenance Services, member of Kona Chorus Society, Knights of Columbus, MLK Committee and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Visitation 8-11 a.m Saturday (Jan. 25) at Calvary Community Church in Kailua-Kona. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Final services and interment in Bunkie, La. Survived by wife, Jennifer Friels of Kailua-Kona; sons, Orion Friels of Hilo, Luke Friels and Sylous Ka‘awa of Kailua-Kona, Rodney Acia Jr. of Las Vegas and Robert (Rachel) Acia of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Loveysha Friels of Waianae, Oahu, Leilani Friels, Hope Friels, Jade Ka‘awa and Serenity Kalili of Kailua-Kona, Sonja Lee (Jerome) Kalili of Honaunau and Uilani (Loa‘a) Kuailani of Kailua-Kona; mother, Dorothy Mae Friels of Bunkie; brother, David (Ernestine) Friels of Bunkie; sisters, Linda Friels Guinney of Bunkie, Joann (Manuel) Sanders-Clinton of Louisiana and Sandra (Reginald) Bassett of Bunkie; brother-in-law, Lawrence Omori of Hookena; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Woolsey Mortuary and Dodo Mortuary.

Ronette Rae Alohakauimaikalani Kealaloloa Obrey, 62 of Holualoa died Jan. 3 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Inglewood, Calif., she was co-owner of Paulele Equipment LLC, kumu kokua and alakai of Haleo Hawaiian language program, board member for the Hawaii Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival and student of Halau Ka‘eaikahelelani. Celebration of life 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 at West Hawaii Community Health Center pavilion, 74-5214 Keanalehu Dr. in Kealakehe. Survived by husband, Steve Obrey of Holualoa; daughters, Ashley (Tracy Epstein) Obrey of Holualoa, Mahealani Schuckert of Seattle and Kekumaielani Obrey of Kaloko; son, Travis (Kilohana) Obrey of Honolulu; sisters, Keahi Medeiros of Makakilo, Oahu, Sunny Jean Inn of Ocean View, Joy (Mike) Sutton of Petaluma, Calif., Kim (Wendell) Aquino of Kailua, Oahu, and Colette (Joy) Hanna-Blais of Rochester, N.Y.; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Patrick Primitivo Sombrio, Jr., 54, of Hilo died Dec. 18 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honokaa, he was a retail salesman for for Kama‘aina Motors, Sears, Cutter Ford, the former CompUSA and former KB Toys, and 1983 Hilo High School graduate. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Monday (Jan. 27) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorial Mass at 10:00 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Cecilia Yadao-Sombrio of Hilo; sons, Jericho Sombrio and Christian Sombrio of Honolulu, Payton Sombrio of Hilo; brother, Aaron Sombrio of Honokaa; sisters, Summer Borrego of Las Vegas and Fonda Ash of Texas; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The late Dennis Ralph Pearson was survived by, among others, sister-in-law Ruth Pearson of Oregon. Her name wasn’t submitted for an obituary published Wednesday.

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