Obituaries for January 10
Felicitas “Fely” Abadilla Kabei, 69, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 26 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Dingas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a janitor for the Department of Transportation at the Keahole Kona Airport. She was a high school teacher in the Philippines, a housekeeper at the Islander Inn, former Kona Surf and Keauhou Beach hotels and the Mauna Lani Beach Resort. She was a member of the Ilocano Ancestry Club, Filipino of West Hawaii Kona and an ILWU organizer. Friends may call at 9 a.m. on Jan. 18 at the Central Kona Union Church in Kealakekua for an 11 a.m. funeral service. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Survived by husband, Irving Kabei of Kealakekua; son, Darwin (Marilou) Delos Santos of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Janette (Martin) Remo of Kailua-Kona, Eileen (Teodoro) Sambrana of Marikina, P.I.; brothers, Levi (Delia) Abadilla of Dingras, Ilocos Norte, P.I., Jholito (Ofelia) Abadilla of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Nelia Aguiran of Kohala, Norma (Manuel) Jadulang of Kohala, Hermelita (Claude) Martel of Kailua-Kona, Elma Domingo of Kohala, Lorna (Roman) Gatica of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Peter Keka, 73, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 10 at his residence. Born in Waikii, he was a rock wall builder. He assisted with the restoration of the Kaloko Pond, Ahuena Heiau and the Higashihara Park. He was a member of the Kona Horseshoe Pitching Club, Queen Liliuokalani and Kai O Pua Canoe clubs. Friends may call at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 1 at the Kaloko-Honokohau National Park at the Koloko Pond, for a 10:30 a.m. memorial service. Parking/shuttle service available at the Kaloko-Honokohau National Park Visitor’s Center. Casual attire. Survived by stepsons, John Medeiros of Kailua-Kona, Duane Medeiros of Wailupe, Oahu; stepdaughter, Johnnalyn (Richard) Kaiawe of Kealakekua; brothers, Joseph Keka and Arthur Keka, both of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Kalei Kahumoku of Kailua-Kona, Harriette Shimaoka of Kealakekua, Eva Nino of Kohala; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Alfredo “Fred” Mamac, 80, of Honalo died Dec. 31 at his residence. Born in Onomea, he was a mason for Isemoto Construction Company. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Mixed League and Mixed Nuts Bowling League, and Kona Horseshoe Pitching Club. Friends may call at 8 a.m. Jan. 18 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Honaunau for a 10 a.m. memorial service. Interment to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire, flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Louisa Mamac of Honalo; daughters, Brenda (Kelvin) Freitas of Kailua-Kona, Deborah Mamac of Kainaliu, Donna Mamac of Honalo, Norma (Jacob) Wong Sr. of Kailua-Kona, Alfreda (Darren) Akao of Las Vegas, Nev.; brothers, Joe (Virginia) Mamac of Reno, Nev., Albert (Penny) Mamac I of Honolulu; half brothers, John (Adeline) Sanchis of Ocean View, Michael (Yvonne) Sanchis of Papa Bay Estates; sister, Mercedes O’Connor of Honolulu; half sister, Maryann (John) Boing of San Diego, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Susumu Tamura, 82, of Hilo died Jan. 2 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pahoa, he was retired from the former Sugar Puna Company as a heavy-equipment operator. Visitation Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo from 4-5 p.m.; Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by son, Alan (Joslyn) Tamura of Hilo; daughters, June Wung of Hilo and Pauline (Steve) Fukunaga of Hilo; brother, Masato (Tsuruyo) Tamura of Hilo; sisters, Hatsue Carvalho of Hilo, Chiyoko Okiuye of Hilo, and Shizue Sanekane of Hilo; seven grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
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