Obituaries for February 14

David John “DJ” Clark, 64, of Mercer Island, Wash., died Jan. 21 at home. Born in Hilo, he spent four decades in the paint industry, grew up on Kauai and the Big Island, attended Hawaii Preparatory Academy and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1974 before moving to California for college. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. No flowers. Memorial donations to The Goodtimes Project, an organization dedicated to families affected by pediatric cancer. Full obituar: Survived by wife, Katty; children, Peter and Delaney; mother Sheila Brown Clark of Mountain View.

Albert “Bully Boy” Kahiwahiwaokalani Haa Jr., 66, of Hilo died Jan. 31 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Hawaii County Police Department officer. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Bernice Haa of Hilo; sons, Albert (Chenoa) Haa III of Orchidland Estates and John (Loke) Haa of Hilo; daughters, Crystal (C.J.) Haa of Ainaloa and Jessie Haa of Hilo; sisters, Melissa (Patrick) Moniz of San Antonio, Ida-Mae (Ted) Furukado and Willyann Quanan of Hilo, Dene (Eddy) Ganir of Oahu; brother, Chad Haa of Hilo; 17 grandchildren and five hanai grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Hugh Arthur Fleming, 84, of Mountain View Dec. 26 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Raton, N.M., he was a retired gemologist, pilot, owner of the former Lafayette &Spectrum Electronics, employee of the former JHE Communications and the former Hamakua Sugar Co., and fisherman who set multiple records. Celebration of life service 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at Spoonful Café, 16-569 Old Volcano Rd. in Keaau. Casual attire. Survived by wife, June Sachiko Fleming of Mountain View; sons, George (Shelley) Karvas and Mark (Lornalee) Karvas of Hilo, Hugh “Yuki” (Isabell) Fleming of Washington; daughters, Lorilee Fleming of Raton, N.M., and Laura Nelson of New Mexico; brother, Vince “Sonny” Warrick of New Mexico; six grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Arlene “Lea” Victoria McClure, 93, of Kailua-Kona, died Feb. 7 at home. Born in Denver, she was a retired educator, artist, dancer, member of Writers and Artists Group and author of the children’s book “There’s a Worm in the Apple.” Private service at a later date. No flowers. Memorial donations to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by husband, Lerre McClure of Kailua-Kona; children, Ken Levinson and Glenn Levinson of Colorado, Gary (Tibby) Levinson of Mexico, Kirk (Rhonda) McClure, Kim Simon, and Kris (Christy) McClure of Colorado; hanai sister, Terry Green of Colorado; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


Earl Robert Nobriga, 89, of Hilo died Jan. 30 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired field hand for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. and U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 19) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 20) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Cecelia Nobriga of Hilo; sons, Arnold (Grace Maffit) Nobriga of Kurtistown and Paul (Tanja Martines) Nobriga of Hilo; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Rick Taylor Reppe, also known as Rik Taylor, 75, of Holualoa died Jan. 5 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hollywood, Calif., he was a graduate of University of Southern California with a degree in economics, a self-taught sailor, sailmaker and 1984 Olympian who founded Taylor Made Sails, worked in various Kona banks, served as YMCA director, owned a coffee farm, appraised real estate and was a recreation interventionist and alaka‘i at Kealakehe Elementary School. Services 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at at ‘Ai‘opio Fishtrap in Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, where he volunteered. Survived by daughter, Maianna Taylor of Holualoa. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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