Obituaries for July 29

Herman “Gouse” Miller Haupu Keala Jr., 66, of Hilo died April 4 at The Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he was an equipment operator for Boise-Cascade Construction in Waikoloa and other construction firms and a Friend of the Ali‘i Motorcycle Club. No services or flowers. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Survived by daughter, Noniponimoi (Micah) Putnam of Kailua, Oahu; brother, James (Jessica) Keala of Phoenix; brother-in-law, Gary Seril of Kailua-Kona; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Robert Raymond Moody, 90, of Leilani Estates died July 15 at home. Born in Butte, Mont., he was a retired U.S. Army command sergeant major, commercial crab fisherman, general building contractor and diving instructor. Services in Alaska at a later date. Survived by wife, Lucy Moody of Leilani Estates; sons, Walter L. Moody of Alaska and Donald E. Moody of Pahoa; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Rogelio Sagabaen Subia, 72, of Keaau died July 9 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Binsang, Pasuquin, Philippines, he was a macadamia nut picker for Royal Hawaiian Orchards. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Survived by wife, Rosita Subia of Keaau; sons, Russell A. (Ressie Jane) Subia and Roger Subia of Keaau, Shayne Subia of Honolulu; daughter, Rosalie (Thomas) Subia of Keaau; brothers, Fernando (Jenafer) Subia of Honolulu and Faustino Subia of the Philippines; sisters, Adoracion Subia and Arcenia Subia Fajardo of the Philippines, Juanita Subia Visitacion, Lydia Subia Acierto and Merlinda Subia Lemos of Spain; sister-in-law, Delfina Subia of Keaau; hanai sisters, Estel (Igmedio) Ellazar and Emiliana (Jose) Galima of Keaau, Norma Subia of Kauai; hanai brother, Jaime (Leonila) Subia of Pahoa; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Wilma Jeane Whitney, 93, of Waikoloa died July 24 at home. Born in Pueblo, Colo., she was a secretary for Firestone Distributors and member of Sew &Sew Guild, Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea and Waikoloa Senior Citizens Club. Private services. Survived by husband, Lemona Whitney of Waikoloa; sons, Donald (Susan) Van Gieson and Kimo Van Gieson of Maryland and Pono (Ajija) Van Gieson of California; daughters, Theresa Van Gieson of Waimanalo, Oahu, Patricia (Marc) Serrano of California, Nancy Thompson of Portland, Ore., and Michelle (John) Sakurai of Honolulu; 19 grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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