Obituaries for April 21
Robert “Bob” Leroy Dozier, 70, of Honokaa died April 17 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Baltimore, he was an artisan and U.S. Air Force Vietnam War veteran. Private services at a later date. Survived by wife, Micheala Dozier; brothers, Michael Dozier, Douglas Dozier and Larry Dozier; sisters, Kimberly Dozier and Mailee Dozier. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Malia Pumehana Wheeler Kaupiko Fujikawa, 38, of Hilo died April 3 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kona, she worked in the medical profession and was a loving mother, committed friend and protector of Hawaiian land, sea and culture. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave. Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Church attire; flowers, lei and food welcome. Donations c/o Tammy Wheeler, 490 Makani Circle, Hilo, HI 96720. Celebration of life at a later date. For info, call Tammy at 365-6555. Survived by son, Preston Wheeler of Hilo; daughter, Mia Wheeler of Hilo; father, Wayne Kaupiko of Hawaii; family and friends. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
The Rev. Franklin Seguerre, 73, of Benicia, Calif., died Feb. 17 at home. Born in Hilo, he was an ordained minister and presbyter with Filipino Assemblies of the First-Born who helped found two churches, Crossroads Foursquare Church in Fairfield, Calif., and Faith Gospel Center in Vallejo, Calif., retired electronics and computer and information technology expert who owned Zadok Computer Consultants and worked with Weyerhouser Mortgage Co. and Irwin Home Equity. The joy of his life was “faith, family, and fishing.” Services held. Survived by wife, Pat (Balanon) Seguerre; children, Roman (Jean Cortez), Trish Alava (Arne) and Noel (Ramona Aguila); siblings are David Seguerre, the Rev. Teofilo (Sonny) Seguerre Jr., of Honolulu, Evelyn (Leo) Moldero, Eliseo Queja of Hilo, Consolacion (Emeliano) Valle and Alfred Seguerre of California; six grandchildren.
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