John James Fuellas, 90, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 26 at his residence. Born in North Kohala, he was a retired park guide at Lapakahi State Historical Park, tractor operator for Kohala Sugar Co. and member of the Kohala Senior Citizens Club, Kohala Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, St. Michael’s and Sacred Heart Catholic churches. Services at a later date. Survived by daughters, Myrna (Robin) Amarino of Holualoa and Janis (Kerry) Kanetani of Kurtistown; brother, Ben (Helen) Fuellas of Honolulu; sister, Shirley Uchima of Hilo; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Etsuko (Shishido) Ishii, 91, of Los Angeles died Aug. 21 in Los Angeles. Born in Olaa, she was a retired clerk at Vons Supermarket and a homemaker. No services. Burial at Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by son, Darryl Ken (Yolanda) Ishii of Hilo; daughters, Dayle (Harvey) Funai of Seattle and Debby Ann (James) Uyeda of Los Angeles; sisters, Setsuko Sato of Los Angeles, Miyako Kuniyoshi and Fujie Shishido of Hilo; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.
Kay Lorraine Jung, 78, of Waimea died Aug. 23 at her home. Born at Fort Meade, S.D., she worked in human resources at Warner Electric in Marengo, Ill., for 25 years. Services at noon Thursday, Sept. 10, at Osheim &Schmidt Funeral Home in Rapid City, S.D., followed by procession to Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by son, Todd Jung of Laplata, Mo., daughters, Tina Jung of Rockford, Ill., and Pamela Luepkes of Waimea; brothers, Gary Huffman of San Diego and Darcy Kuronen of Boston; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Sarah Kaili Kahele, 87, of Hilo died Aug. 20 in Hilo. Born in South Kona, she was a retired certified nursing assistant at Life Care Center of Hilo. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes at a later date. Survived by sons, William Kahele (Ruth Kahele), Kimo King (Paulette Iopa) and Jordan Kahele; daughters, Germaine Kila (Allan Kila Jr.) and Harollyn Kahe‘e; goddaughter, Shirley Casuga (Pete); sister, Maggie Basinga; sisters-in-law, Pearl Llanes and Mona Paulo; 19 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Oliver Kazuyoshi Sekimura, 97, of Hilo died Aug. 22 at a care home. Born in Hilo, he was retired from Isemoto Contracting Co. Ltd., a U.S. Army World War II veteran and member of Hilo Meishoin. Private services held. No flowers. Survived by daughters, Coreen (Randy) Ishimaru and Gayle (Michael) Sasaki of Hilo; brother-in-law, Larry (Beatrice) Isemoto of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Tomie Shiigi and Kay Isemoto of Hilo, Yoshie Araki of Los Angeles and Sachie (Thomas) Kaneshiro of Honolulu; two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.