Obituaries for May 21

Beatrice Toshiko Abe, 97, of Hilo, formerly of Laupahoehoe, died April 22 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Papaaloa, she was a retired sales clerk for the former Kurohara’s Shop for Men, member of Papaaloa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and volunteer for Hawaii Island Adult Care. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by caregivers, Sergio and Ruth Cabal of Hilo; sons, Randall (Linda Mae) Abe of Kaneohe, Oahu, Mervyn Abe of Oregon and Lance (Amy) Abe of Hilo; daughter, Joyce Yamamoto of Hilo; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Donald “Toby” Chase Farrell, 58, of Kalopa died May 10 at home. Born in Los Angeles, he was a carpenter. Private services at a later date. Survived by companion, Lola Gillis Wright of Kalopa; daughter, April Farrell of Oregon; son, Paul Farrell of California; father, John Farrell of Paauilo; siblings, Paula Sugg, Susan Farrell, Cherie Farrell, Michael Farrell and John Farrell of Oregon; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


Harry “Butch” M. Kalima Jr., 61, of Hilo died April 24 at home. Born in Hilo, he was the owner of Aqua Tech Pool Services, former press operator for the Hawaii Tribune-Herald and member of Waiakea Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Services at a later date. Survived by spouse, Kelly Kalima of Hilo; sons, Jeremy (Primefootage) Kalima of Hilo and Justin Kalima of Bellingham, Wash., and Hilo; siblings, Shayne (Becky) Kalima of Fullerton, Calif., Kermitt (Faith) Kalima of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Punett (Dennis) Maeda of Hilo; in-laws, Mark (Alana) Foster of Hilo, Wendy (Steven) Shigemi of Hilo, Michael (Juryleen) Foster of Bellingham, David (Kathy) Foster of Hilo and Malia (Alexie) Kaaihue of Hilo. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Charles “Chuck” Seikin Kamimura, 89, of Hilo died May 4 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honolulu, he was a former principal at Waimea Elementary School, retired principal of Kaumana Elementary School and tour director for Jackie’s Travel. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Hatsue “Hats” Kamimura of Hilo; brother, Eugene Kamimura of Honolulu; sister, Alice (Fidel) Salcido of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Tadashi (Ruth) Nakashima of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Lillian Miki of Hilo and Elizabeth Nakashima of Honolulu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Elizabeth Loraine Laub, 82, of Waimea died May 14 in Waimea. Born in Tucson, Ariz., she had a career in public relations. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by husband, Ronald L Laub; son, D. Alan Cooksey of Los Angeles; daughter, Carrie (Steve) McClanahan Cooksey of Ripon, Calif.; stepsons, Rick (Gabriel) Laub of Big Fork, Mont., and Gary (Kathleen) Laub of Ventura, Calif.; stepdaughter, Jody Laub of Scotts Valley, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services provided by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Merle Martin, 88, of Ocean View died April 29. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he was an administrative office coordinator for Center of Independent Living, U.S. Air Force veteran and member of Experimental Aircraft Association. Private services to be held. Survived by stepdaughters, Dawn De Leon of Ocean View and Laura Sharpe of Waimea; stepsons, David Sharpe and Charles Sharpe of Ocean View, Gordon (Damien Trask) Sharpe of Kurtistown; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

Beverly Grace Uhr, 60, of Ninole died May 9 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a civil engineer for Bill’s Engineering on Oahu. Services at a later date. Survived by husband, Jeff Uhr of Ninole; daughters, Ara Uhr and Zoe Uhr of Ninole; sisters, Jan (Jeff) Strauss of New Jersey, Sharon (Melvin) Muranaka of Keaau and Patricia (Ricardo) Ximenes of New Mexico; brothers, Greg (Geri) Ing of Maui and David (Deanna) Ing of Honolulu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.