Joyce Fay Brees, 83, of Jackson, Calif., died July 12. She was born in California. Graveside committal service noon Tuesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. No flowers; memorial donations to charity of your choice. Survived by sons, Burton L. (Marilyn) Brees and Steve L. (Cindy) Brees; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Martha Lowrey Greenwell, 93, of Honokohau died July 13 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a member of Christ Church Episcopal, Daughters of Hawaii and Kona Historical Society. Private services. Survived by daughter, Wendy (Anthony) Craven of Waimea; son, Jimmy (Mary Emily) Greenwell of Honolulu; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Robert “Bobby” Kiyozumi Higa, 86, of Honokaa, formerly of Laupahoehoe, died July 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ookala, he was retired from the former Hamakua Sugar Co., a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and member of Hui Okinawa, Honokaa Senior Center, Honomu Raiders Kupuna Softball Team and Hamakua Health Center Diabetic Education Program. Visitation 8-9 a.m. Friday at Honokaa Hongwanji Mission. Memorial service at 9 a.m. Graveside urn committal service at 2 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Tyrus (Lynn) Higa of Honokaa and Zackery (Kimberly) Higa of Hilo; daughters, Natalie (Richard Requelman) Higa of Hilo and Renee (Stan) Gonsalves of Kohala; brother, Edward (Alice) Higa of Honolulu; sister, Ethel Miura of Hilo; eight grandchildren; one aunt, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kenneth Lee Kekaualua, 61, of Hilo died July 8 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Hilo, he was a truck driver for Conen’s Freight Transport and member of Who Cares softball team and No‘eau Street Band. Service 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Haili’s Tent in Panaewa. Spreading of ashes to follow at Bayfront. Late lunch/dinner at the tent. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Luci Kekaualua of Hilo; sons, Kenneth Lee Cox and Tyson Prim of Hilo; daughter, Amber Prim of Hilo; brother, Punahou Kekaualua of Kauai; brothers, Miles (Caroline) Kekaualua and Clarence “Kichi” Kekaualua of Hilo, The Rev. Sonny (Kanani) Shimaoka of Kailua-Kona, Everett Kawaha of North Carolina; sisters Maelyn (Reggie) Guidry, Theresa Nani Hicks and Celestine Kekaualua of North Carolina, Mary “Mahi” (Tommy) Kosara of Hilo; sister-in-law, Alice Kawaha of Hilo; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Mitsugi “Mits” Komo, 88, of Keopu died June 21 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Keopu, he was a retired station manager for Aloha Airlines, coffee farmer, a member of Club 71 Golf Club, Hiroshima Kenjin Kai, Keopu Citizens Club, former member of Kona Junior Chamber of Commerce and Kona Lions Club, and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at Kona Hongwanji in Kealakekua. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Elaine Komo of Keopu; daughters, Shari (Neal) Komo-Matsueda of Aiea, Oahu, Dannette (Ben) Boylan of Denver and Cynthia (Ken) Matsuda of Honolulu; brothers, Richard Komo of Wailuku, Maui, and David (Harriet) Komo of Honolulu; sisters, Itsuko Takamura and Fumiko Yoshikawa of Kaneohe, Oahu, Emiko (Yoshiyuki) Kaneko of Kealakekua; six grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.