Obituaries for April 1


James “Longie” K. Kupahu Sr., 73, of Nanawale Estates died March 9 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired City and County of Honolulu heavy equipment operator. Visitation 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Apr. 6 at Makuu Farmers Market on Highway 130, Pahoa. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Lunch to follow. Oahu service 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8 at Waimanalo Beach Park. Scattering of ashes with lunch to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Gwendolyn L. (Makaila) Kupahu; daughters, Jaime (Gary) Kahalepo, Darrlyn (Richard) Kupahu-Canon, Lloydette Teanio and Malie Kupahu; sons, James “Kimo” Kupahu Jr., Michael (Hanalei) Kupahu, Nakuluai Maave-Kupahu and Lloyd Teanio; sisters, Jacqueline Kalima, Leihalaopuna (Jerry) Vigneaux and Lana (Danny) Johnson; brother, Manuel E. Kupahu Jr.; sisters-in-law, Diana Kupahu and Herbina Kupahu; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

John Sam Pong Ko, 88, of Hilo died March 24 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kukaiau, he was a retired owner of the former Kilauea Hotel, U.S. Army World War II veteran and member of Wanderers Athletic Club of Hilo and Born Losers Golf Club. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, April (Robert) Atebara, Barbara (Patrick) Tani and Donna (Clyde) Aoki of Hilo; sister, Diane (Renwick) Moniz of San Bruno, Calif.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

James “Jim” Arthur Todd, 76, of Pahoa died March 27 at home. Born in Los Angeles, he was a retired pastor and member of Puna Baptist Church. Celebration of life 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at Puna Baptist Church in Pahoa. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Carol Todd of Pahoa; sons, James (Pamela) Todd Jr. of Pahoa, David (Tammy) Todd of West Virginia, Benj (Kari) Starratt of Oregon and Andrew (Theresa) Todd of Nevada; daughters, Randi Todd of Oregon and April Mahoney of Australia; brothers, John Todd of Arizona and Jerry Todd of Oregon; sisters, Barbara Kaufman of California and Carole McFarlane of Washington; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

 

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