Obituaries for January 3

Thelma May Julianna Keolauhane Hepa “Auntie Julie” Akau, 78, of Hilo died Dec. 17 at home. Born in Lihue, Kauai, she was a retired customer service representative for Norwest Financial and 1962 graduate of Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 8) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Apitai Akau of Hilo; son, Bradley (Kristie) Akau of Keaau; daughter, Charmaine (Brandon) Chinen of Keaau; sister, Linda Miller of California; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.