Obituaries for Aug. 17


Henry “Mugs” “Pops” Grace Sr., 91, of Kealia died Aug. 5 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Olelomoana, South Kona, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for the former C. Brewer, cane truck driver for the former Ka‘u Agribusiness, member of Ka‘u Hawaiian Civic Club and avid volleyball and softball player. Visitation 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Pukaana Congregational Church in Kealia. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial at Kalahiki Cemetery in Kealia. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Kalua Alapai-Grace of Kealia; sons, Henry (Doris) Grace Jr. of Kailua-Kona, Gary Grace of Kealakekua, Roy (Laverne) Grace of Kapolei, Oahu, James (Caryn) Grace of Captain Cook, Douglas Grace of Ewa Beach, Oahu and Clayton (Laurie) Grace of Keauhou Mauka; stepson, Keawe (Daeja) Alapai of Kona; daughters, Sandra (Leighton) Freitas of Naalehu, Patricia Montgomery and Barbara Jean (Chris) Kalapodes of Kaneohe, Oahu, Jeanette Grace and Jacquelyn Grace of Kona, Susan Teshima of Honalo, Maria Grace of San Antonio; stepdaughters, Nani Alapai-Kupihe and Deisha Taetuna of Kona; 42 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Satoe “Patsy” Higuchi, 94, of Hilo died Aug. 5 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Onomea, she was retired from Paramount Grill and Woolworth’s Restaurant and a member of Papaikou Hongwanji Mission and Pomaikai Senior Center. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Clyde (Susan) Higuchi and Eric (Johnnette) Higuchi of Hilo; daughter, Hilda (Howard) Sakai of Kurtistown; son-in-law, Edwin Koshimizu of Pearl City, Oahu; sisters, Teruyo (Hideto) Yanagisawa of Hilo and Dorothy (Tom) Yanagisawa of Papaikou; sister-in-law, Nancy Fujioka of Davis, Calif.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

George Solomon Pule, 74, of Kapaau died Aug. 10 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Kohala, he was a landscaper for the Mauna Lani Resort Hotel and Bungalows, member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Kohala Senior Citizens Club, and umpired for Kohala Senior Citizens baseball. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial in Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by brothers, Daynes (Shon) Pule Jr. of Bland, Mo., Alden-Tony (Lana)Pule Sr. of Aiea, Oahu, Eric (Gabby) Pule Sr., of Waianae, Oahu, Raymond (Ehu) Pule of Spokane, Wash., Albert Pule Sr. of Hilo and John Pule of Kohala; sister, Sharon Pule of Kohala; brother-in-law, Ika Vea Sr. of Halaula; companion, Bertha Shontell of Halaula; hanai daughters, Loretta (Win) Min of Kapaau, Lorraine (Greg) Mix of Colorado, Darlene (Abel) Maldonado of Volcano and Donna (Michael) Hara of Arlington, Va.; hanai son, William (Dawn) Shontell of Hawi; three grandchildren; one grand aunt, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home and Dodo Mortuary.

 

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