Obituaries for February 2

Patrick Joseph Andrade, 72, of Pahala died Jan. 27 at home. Born in Pahala, he was a retired superintendent for the former Ka‘u Agribusiness Co., U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division “Tropic Lightning” Vietnam War veteran and member of Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. No services. Survived by wife, Charlene C. Andrade of Pahala; daughters, Shelby Gascon of Pahala and Cindy (Kevin) Veloria of Hilo; brother, Edward (Judy) Andrade of Pahala; sisters, Dorothy Louis and Mary (Alfred) Ibarra of Pahala; three grandchildren and a great-grandson. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Louisa Ferreira, 94, of Hilo died Jan. 17 at home. Born in Papa, South Kona, she was a homemaker. Private services held. Survived by sons, Stephen (Carmelita) Ferreira Jr. of Atwater, Calif., and Clyde Ferreira of Hilo; daughter, Wendy (Graham) Stevens of England; brother, Leslie (Emi) Wo of Chicago; sister, Annie Wo of Hilo; sister-in-law, Hazel Janecek of Chicago; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Kiyono “Kay” Goya, 96, of Hilo died Jan. 12 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Kaiwiki, she was a homemaker, retired owner of the former Goya Farms, member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Upper Kaumana Kumiai. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Melvin Goya of Hilo; daughters, Lorraine Miyataki of Hilo and Evelyn (Ron Omura) Kanja of Honolulu; brother, Roy (Gail) Takaki of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Hiram (Nancy) Goya of San Antonio; sisters-in-law, Margaret Goya of Honolulu and Reiko Goya of San Antonio; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lucy “Teri” “Luka” Mailelani Keahi, 74, of Hilo died Jan. 20 at Hilo Medical Center, Born in Koolauloa, Oahu; she worked for Blanes Drive Inn in Hilo and was a member of The Gospel of Alpha and Omega Church. Memorial services 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at The Church of Alpha and Omega Church in Hilo. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Nobilee (Joey) Olivera and Desiree Keahi of Hilo, Sharla (Jaye) Hayashida-Laga of Oahu, Roberta Pinnow and Romona (Aaron) Ferreira of Pahoa; sons, Shannon Lee Keahi of Hilo and Dylan (Lani) Keahi of Killeen, Texas; hanai children, Jasmine (Dana) Ne-Nakamoto of Mountain View and Charlotte (Andy) Paez-Vergas of Volcano; 35 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Betty Lee King, aka Betty Sugimoto, 87, of Pahoa, died Jan. 20 at home. Born in Bristow, Okla., she was a homemaker and painter and art teacher who worked for Wailoa Center. Private services held. Survived by daughters, Suzette (Dennis) Wood of Pahoa and Michelle (Larry) Smith of Aberdeen, Wash.; son, Dale Lanphere of Pahoa; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Nolan Michael Remmers, 70, of Keaau died Jan. 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired collections manager for HFS Federal Credit Union, U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran and member of Kuhio Chapel in Keaukaha Ancient Order of Foresters Court Mauna Kea No. 8854. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. on Thursday (Feb. 6) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Valerie Remmers of Keaau; daughters, Casey Ku‘uleilani Remmers of Keaau and Ashley Kehaulani Remmers (Samson) Amisone of Ainaloa; son, Kawika Bradley (Angela) Remmers of Keaau; hanai mother, Dora Leite of Hilo; stepmother, Nancy Remmers of Honolulu; brothers, Harvey Remmers of Kalapana and Chris Remmers of Los Angeles; sisters, Beatta (Curtis) McDonald of Fort Smith, Ark., Pua (Mark) Chamberlin of Volcano and Millie (Roy) Matsumoto of Honolulu; hanai brother, Michael Leite of Hilo; seven grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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