Obituaries for February 21

Bruce Ledyard Andri, 71, of Naalehu died Feb. 12 at home. Born in Staten Island, N.Y, he was an artist and U.S. Army veteran. No services. Online condolences: Survived by daughter, Amber Andri of Eugene, Ore.; brother, David Andri of Downy, Calif. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Susan “Suzie” Lynn Herlihy, 75, of Waimea died Feb. 17 at home. Born in Rockville Centre, New York, she was a retired secretary. No services at this time. Memorial donations to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743. Survived by children, Lynn (Jon) Gorin and Rick Herlihy of New York and Kerri Herlihy of New Mexico; sister, Gail (Tim) Sullivan of Waimea; a granddaughter; nieces and nephews.


Karlene Rae Jelsma, 54, of Mountain View died Feb. 13 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a wife and mother and member of Arise Church. Private memorial service for immediate family members 9-10:15 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 27) at Sure Foundation Puna. Facebook Livestream: Sure Foundation Puna or at website Public drive-thru visitation 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Sure Foundation Puna. Face masks required. Survived by husband, Samuel Jelsma of Mountain View; sons, Christopher (Shannon) Jelsma and Tyler (Chelsie) Jelsma of Hilo and Cody Jelsma of Puna; daughter, Kaela Jelsma of Hilo; parents, John and Betty Beardsley of Hilo; brother, Keith (Joanie) Beardsley of Hilo; sisters, Janice (Terry) Neumann and Lisa (John) Tipsword of Oregon; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Willy Lapaela Kahulamu, 76, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 8 at home. Born in Kahaluu Beach, he was a foreman with E.M. Rivera and Sons Construction Company and member of the Carpenters Union. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by wife, Gerry Kahulamu of Kailua-Kona; son, Nolen (Laura) Kahulamu of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Hiram (Brenda) Rivera and Jerry Rivera of Holualoa; sisters, Helen (Michael) Lindsey of Holualoa and Leona Bellins of Florida; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Diane Dorothy “G.G.” Kalima, 82, of Keaau died Feb. 10 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Aurora, Ill., she was a homemaker and member of The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in HPP. Services at a later date. Survived by daughters, Laura (Joe Padillio) Kalima of Kailua-Kona, Leah Kalima and Reeva Kalima of Keaau and Andra Lee “Kuuipo” Hegent of Hilo; brother, Eugene Peters of Aurora, Ill.; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, four hanai grandchildren, and 12 hanai great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Rosemarie Lokelani De McKee, 76, of Honokaa died Feb. 1 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born on Oahu, she was a retired nurse. Services at a later date. Survived by husband, Stanley Robert McKee of Honokaa; granddaughter/caregiver, Sherilyn Nalani Grace of Volcano; sons, Harry Kamu (Jessie) Grace of Waimea, Henry John Koa (Mylene) Grace of Honokaa and Antone Kamu Malabey of Honolulu; daughters, Maryann “Ulu” (Lee O’brien) Malabey and Gracie Mahealani (Nicholas Lenchanko) Grace of Honolulu and Maryellen Kalua McKee of Colorado; brother, Charles (Ann) de Grace of Honolulu; sister, Yvonne Leimomi (Larry) Teves of Kauai. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Marilyn Miyoko Sakata, 89, of Holualoa died Feb. 6 at home. Born in Kealakekua, she was a manager at Liberty House and member of the Lions Club of Kona, Waiaha Kumiai, and New Hope Legacy Church of Kona. Services at a later date. No koden (monetary gists). Survived by husband, Norman Sakata of Holualoa; sons, Clyde (Jocelyn) Sakata of Kealakekua and Blaine (Laurie) Sakata of Holualoa; daughters, Michelle Johnson of Holualoa and Janice (B.J. Nash) Sakata of Littleton, Colo.; brothers, Walter (Anne) Morinoue of Mililani, Oahu and Hiroki (Setsuko) Morinoue of Holualoa; sisters, Doris (Frank) Bauer of Zumbro Falls, Minn. and Kiyoko Nanni of Vientiane, Laos; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great- grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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