Obituaries for October 4

Lowell Altizer, 70, of Mountain View died Sept. 14. No services. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at 932-3153.

Frederic William Brundage, 77, of Hawaiian Acres died Sept. 18 in Hilo. Born in Mt. Kisco, New York, he was a teacher and worked at the University of Bordeaux as Lecture Americain and the head of the University’s American Library. No services. Online condolences: Memorial donations to Hawaii Island Humane Society or Wesleyan University. Survived by daughter, Karla Brundage; brother, Jay (Barbara) Brundage III; one granddaughter; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.


Kelvin Kevin Ceaser, 62, of Naalehu died Aug. 27 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in New Orleans, he was a landscaper for Paradise Meadows and cowboy at the former Sands Dairy. Private services. Survived by wife, Stephanie Kaupu Ceaser of Naalehu; sons, Kevin Smith of Jacksonville, Fla., Jonathan Taylor of New Orleans, David Smith, Isaiah Smith and Issac Smith of New York, and Stephan Felder and Larry (Pohai) Felder of Naalehu; daughters, Gina Taylor and Zenia Taylor of New Orleans and Bambi Felder of Indiana; brothers, August (Bernadette) Ceaser and Roger Ceaser of Louisiana; sisters, Lona (Leroy) McCullin of North Carolina and Cathy (Erron) Garner of New Orleans; grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Yukiko Koochi, 95, of Honokaa died Sept. 21 at a private care home in Hilo. Born in Holualoa, she was retired from the former Hamakua Sugar Company and member of Honokaa Hongwanji Mission and Honokaa Senior Center. Private services held. Survived by son, Alan (Danette) Koochi of Hilo; daughter, Nancy (Colin) Wilson of Kapaa, Kauai; four grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


David Reddick Nurse, 71, of Ahualoa died Sept. 12 at home. Born in Hawi, he was employed by E.E. Black, Grace Pacific, Ameron, Jas. W. Glover, was a retired senior safety professional with Hawaiian Dredging, and member of the General Contractors Association Safety Committee. Services at a later date. Condolences may be sent to Paula Nurse, c/o Honokaa United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 39, Honokaa, HI 96727. Survived by wife, Paula Nurse of Ahualoa; brother, James (Penny) Nurse of Sequim, Wash.; sister, Mary (Stacy) Rogers of Honolulu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mary “Ginny” Virginia Wallace, 102, of Kailua-Kona died July 7 at home. Born St. Louis, she was a retired dance instructor, co-owner of the former Dan Wallace Dance Studio, former co-director of The Royal Cotillion Club and switchboard operator for Mutual Telephone Company. Services at a later date. Survived by daughters, Danielle (Jim) Lightner of Arizona and Paula Gillespie of Kailua-Kona; two grandsons; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

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