Obituaries for April 22

Roy Christy, 82, of Hilo died April 20. No services. No known survivors. Survivors are asked to call Ballard Family Mortuary at 808-935-8445.

Kawehi Lin-Kee, 37, of Pahoa died April 11 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a private contractor. Private services held. Survived by mother, Patsy Ivy; sisters, Hulali Lin-Kee and Elaina Jacobi; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Davelyn Healani Kauhi, 69, of Hilo died April 7 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a former sales clerk for Ross Dress for Less, public school health aide for the Department of Education and member of Community of Christ Church in Hilo. Services at a later date. Survived by husband, Neki Kauhi Jr. of Hilo; sons, Grant (Anne) Kauhi and Jason (Lynelle) Kauhi of Hilo, Brandon (Ashley) Kauhi of Kona; brother, Bradford Camara of Oahu; sisters, Gale (Sam) Lee Loy of Oahu and Caron (Clyde) Tachibana of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Helen Henderson of Hilo, Rossina Kauhi of Kona, Sarah Kapahu of Oahu, Eva (Stan) Yamabe of Hilo, Harriet (Mike) Wilton of Utah, Miriam (Ken) St. Louis of Seattle, Loreen (James) Hough, Janice (Anthony) Maldonado and Evonne (Lawrence) Kaloi of Hilo; five grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Donna Laurie Kirn-Murakami, 70, of Holualoa died March 30 at home. Born in Prince George, Md., she was a Realtor. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by husband, Ricky Murakami of Holualoa; sons, Damian Kirn of Kailua-Kona and Charan (Christa) Kirn of St. Louis; daughter, Erica Kirn of Hawi; brothers, Steve (Laura) Pierce of Virginia and Les Pierce of Florida; sisters, Beth (Vince) Nettuno of Virginia and Polly (David) Hoffman of Maryland; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Rose C. Obina, 93, of Kapaau died Feb. 28 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Pahoa, she was a retired nursery worker at Kohala Nursery, cook for the former Luke’s Restaurant in Hawi, dental assistant, seamstress and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by children, Carol (Phil) Glover of Kennewick, Wash., Wayne Obina of Kapaau, Anthony “Tony” (Aileen) Obina of Hilo and Derek Obina of Kapaau; siblings, Mary Strassburger of Washington, Janet (Richard) Hori of Honolulu, Dalisay Crotty of Virginia, Phillip Cosbodillo of Richland, Wash., and Charles (Margaret) Cosbodillo of Honolulu; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Yukie Hinomoto “Bachan” Oye, 83, of Waimea died April 14 at home. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, she was a farmer and member of Kamuela Hongwanji Mission and Waimea Seniors Club. Private family services held. Public memorial service at a later date. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Alton (Brandie) Oye of Kawaihae; daughters, Georgianne (Jon) Lawson of Waikoloa and Marvis (Lane) Yanagisawa of Waimea; brothers, Toshiaki (Hiromi) Hinomoto of Nagoya, Japan, and Haruo (Sanae) Hinomoto of Hiroshima; sisters, Fusae Yamamoto, Mitsue Fushida and Masae Hinomoto of Hiroshima; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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