Obituaries for August 24

Bonnie Kam Lin Bissen, 55, of Hilo died July 30 in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, she was a contract security supervisor at Port of Hilo for American Guard Services Inc. and Jan Guard Hawaii Inc. Drive-thru celebration of life 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at Dodo Mortuary carport. Face masks and social distancing required; no leaving vehicle during crive-thru. Survived by husband, Edward Martin Jr. of Hilo; sons, Brandon (Melissa) Respicio, Ikaika Martin and Pomaika‘i Martin of Hilo; daughter, Kau‘i (Kelsen Kataoka) Respicio of Hilo; mother, Carol Baclig Bissen of Hilo; siblings, Linda (Brian) Lee of Oahu and Darryl (Roxann Hao) Bissen of Kailua-Kona and extended family siblings; eight grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

William “Ungie” Ung Chu Jr., 81, of Hilo died Aug. 13 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was retired from the former Hawaiian Telephone Co. and a member of Hawaiian Bowling Club, Grabers Horseshoe Club, St. Joseph Catholic Church and Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church. Drive-thru visitation 9:30 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Dodo Mortuary carport. Graveside committal service and burial 1 p.m. at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Faith Chu of Hilo; son, William “Billy” (Lynnanne) Chu III of Hilo; daughter, Lorelei Chu-Dante of Las Vegas; brothers, Albert (Marie) Kelson and Ronald Chu of Hilo, Randy Chu of Washington; sister, Gwen Huston of Hilo; nine grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Ronald Koebke, 85, of Hawaii Island died Aug 11. No services. No known family. Survivors are asked to call Hilo Medical Center, (808) 932-3500 option 4.

Louise Chiyoko Kozuki, 91, of Hilo died Aug. 20 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired secretary for KTA Super Stores and member of Heritage Christian Fellowship. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 26) at Heritage Christian Fellowship, (165B E. Kawili St. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by daughters, Grace (Greg) Yoshida of Hilo, Debra (Albert) Nakaji of Papaikou, Jeri (Neal) Hagiwara of California and Lisa (Chris) Flaherty of Denver; son-in-law, Glenn Furuya of Honolulu; brother, Isaac “Sonny” (Ruth) Takayama of Papaikou; sister, Promise (Wendell) Grace of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Randy Langsi of Honolulu and Delbert Chang of Papaikou; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Bliss Kazumi Nakayama, 61, of Hilo, died Aug. 20 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a sales consultant for Big Island Toyota, worked for KTA Super Stores Puainako, the former Sure Save Keaau and Hilo Audio, was a lifetime musician, Christian, founding member of The Red Table and member of Hawaii Taishin Kyokai. Public visitation 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 28) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Private service to follow. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Sung Ja Nakayama of Hilo; mother, Miyoko Nakayama of Hilo; brother, Peter (Pat Blake) Nakayama of Hilo; sisters, Ellen (George) Mabuni of California, Doris (Gary) Iwaoka of Hilo and Naomi (Melvin) Matsumoto of Honolulu; mother-in-law, Chun Soon Um of South Korea; sisters-in-law, Yuko Nakayama of Hilo and Chun Cha “Tina” (Blake Kimura) Park of Honolulu; brothers-in-law, Moon Sung Park and Yung Sung Park of South Korea; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Reuben “Kimo” James Pa, 80, of Hilo died July 4 at Hilo Medical Center Extended Care Facility. Born in Hilo, he was a retired factory worker for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. Graveside services 10 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 25) at Homelani Memorial Park. Flowers and lei welcome. Online condolences: Survived by brothers, Samuel Pa Jr. of Hilo, Franklin (Barbara) Pa of Pearl City, Oahu, and Jacob Pa of Hilo; sister, Lily Pa of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

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