Obituaries for March 16

Gregory “Hawaiian” Kaleinani Awai, 49, of Hilo died March 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a construction laborer. Memorial service 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (March 20) at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha. Scattering of ashes to follow at Puhi Bay. Survived by daughter, Kaleinani Awai; partner, Kimberlee Sin; hanai children, Kerstin Lee Verece, Quentin Verece and Dustin Leong; mother, Rae Lee Awai; brothers, Charleston (Davonne Pacheco) Awai Jr. and Keala (Christie) Awai; sisters, Melissa “Missy” (Kimo) Palakiko, Summer Awai and Devin (John) Forrester; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Norma Odasco Felipe, 79, of Pepeekeo died March 9 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Mangumit, Canlubang, Laguna, Philippines, she was a factory worker for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. and member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou and Pepeekeo Senior Citizen. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, March 26, 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 daughters, Flordeliza “Dhely” (Sam) Antolin of Hilo, Evelyn (Patrick) Figueira of La Quita, Calif., and Jocelyn (Joshule “JJ”) Johnston of Kona; sons, Allan (Joely) Felipe and Geronimo “Ron” (Charmaine) Felipe of Hilo; brothers, Rolando Odasco, Pedro (Rose) Odasco, Guillermo (Myrna) Odasco and Rentao Odasco of Pepeekeo, Gregorio (Luzviminda) Odasco of Hilo; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


David Keahonui Kahihikolo Jr., 84, of Hilo died March 2 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired sheet metal worker for Custom Sheet Metal and member of the Hawaii Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local 501. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Monday (March 22) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 6 p.m. Graveside committal service 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (March 23) at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Seating is limited and face masks and social distancing are required. Survived by sons, Eric “Ricky” (Elaine) Kahihikolo of Kona, Michael (Lori) Kahihikolo of Waimea and Dean Kahihikolo of Puna; daughters, Linda (Bernie Gaspar) Kahihikolo of Kona, Elizabeth “Honeygirl” (Beverly Hookano) Kahihikolo of Puna and Vanessa (Jodi) Kahihikolo-Pereira of Hilo; brothers, Damien (Mickie) Kahihikolo and John Kahihikolo of Honolulu; sisters, Paula Ann (Anthony) Napihaa and Charlotte (Patrick) De Coito of Hilo; sister-in-law, Sheila Yoshizumi of Hilo; 13 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and a great-great grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sheridan Howard Kobayashi, 75, of Hilo died March 5 in Keaau. Born in Hilo, he worked for the state Department of Agriculture. Private services at a later date. Survived by sons, Neil (Daintry) Kobayashi and Sean Kobayashi of Keaau; brothers, Thomas (Elaine Nakatani) Harrison, Michael Kobayashi, Terrill (Gail) Harrison and Leslie Estrella of Hilo; sister-in-law, Lorraine Kobayashi of Hilo; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Michael Reece, 60 of Hawaii Island, died March 3. No services. No known family. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at (808) 932-3500, option 3.


Daniel Verley Teeters, 74, of Pahoa died Sept. 16 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Los Angeles, he was a retired welder and U.S. Navy veteran. Graveside committal services noon Wednesday (March 17) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 pavilion. Attendance is restricted to 10 people. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by son, Darby Teeters of Pahoa; wife, Valerie Teeters of Pahoa; sister, Susan Teeters of Pahoa; a niece and two nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The family of the late Momoyo “Katherine” Tanaka request no flowers or koden (monetary gifts). That information was omitted from an obituary published Sunday.

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