Obituaries for May 9
Jeffery James “Big Kahuna” Acob, 68, of Louisville, Ky, died April 19. Born in Hilo and raised in Pahoa, he was a retired U.S. Army veteran awarded the Bronze Star during Operation Desert Storm, worked for the Kentucky Deptartment of Veterans Affairs and was a member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Committal service with military honors held in Kentucky. Survived by wife, Monica; sons, Scotty (Kelly) Acob and Nicolas (Brandie) Acob; daughters, Angela (Oscar) Tovar and Stacie (Andy) Kortz; brothers, Roger Orevillo and Al (Sue) Acob of California, Eugene Orevillo and Ernie Orevillo of Pahoa; sisters, Carmen Fontes and Caroline (David) Roque of Hilo, Norma (Chris) Acob of Honolulu, Sandra Acob of Kauai; four grandchildren.