Obituaries for January 2

Kosetatino “Kofe” Gugu, 82, of Hilo died Dec. 7 at home. Born in Asili, American Samoa. He was a retired supervisor for McKinley Car Wash in Honolulu and member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Family service at 5 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 6) at Connect Point Church, 168 Holomua St. in Hilo. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by daughter, Ema Leilani Gugu (Ulufale) Noa-Vae; hanai daughters, Taiana Kapeli and Eveliga (Jake Kunimitsu) Kapeli-Kunimitsu; hanai son, Guy Nelson Nobriga Jr.; 10 grandchildren and a great-grandson. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.