Obituaries for August 25
Sen Woo Fang, 81, of Mountain View died Aug. 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in China, he was the proprietor of Fang Pacific Nursery and member of the Hawaii Tea Society. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial Service at 10 a.m. Urn burial 12:30 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire; no koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, James Yen Jen (Wei) Fang and Yen Wen (Mei Chiao) Fang of Mountain View; brothers, Sen Ming Fang and Sen Xia Fang of China; sister, Bi Yuen Fang of China; one granddaughter; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Leilehua Vivencia Racelis Galvez, 90, of Waikoloa died Aug. 21 at home. Born in Waialua, Oahu, she was a homemaker, retired secretary for the Guam Department of Education, member of Wesley United Methodist Church and choir, Waikoloa Community Church, Women’s Air Raid Defense (WARDS) and past worthy matron of The Order of the Eastern Star. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26 at Waikoloa Community Church, 68-3625 Paniolo Ave. Service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by daughters, Debra (Charles) Morrison of Phoenix and Diane (John) Bobek of Waikoloa; sons, David (Lolita) Galvez of Honolulu and Dani (Eunice) Galvez of Las Vegas; hanai daughter, Michiko Tarumi of Japan; brothers, Pedro (Rose) Racelis Jr., of Kailua-Kona and Ben (Susan) Racelis of Texas; sister, Aloha (Raymond) Carvalho of Honolulu; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Esther K. Kekuna, 87, of Hilo died Aug. 21 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. Born in Kealakekua, she was a retired licensed practical nurse at the former Hilo Hospital and member of Kamana Senior Citizens. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Urn committal to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Any monetary gifts by check should be made to “cash.” Survived by sons, Earl Kekuna of Honolulu and Lucas Kekuna Jr. of Hilo; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Larry Kris Kimbell, 55, of Eden Roc died Aug. 13 at home. Born in New Haven, Conn., he was a musician. Celebration of life today. Survived by mother, Pamela Kimbell of Puako; maternal grandmother, Elaine McDavid of Texas; brothers, Mark Kimbell of Kapaau, Richard Kimbell of San Francisco, Charles Kimbell and David Kimbell of San Diego; sister, Sherri Kimbell of San Francisco; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Yoshikazu “Ally” Yamasaki, 88, of Pepeekeo died Aug. 9 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired cane truck driver for the former Mauna Kea Sugar Co. and member of Honomu Hongwanji Buddhist temple. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brothers, Roger (Margaret) Yamasaki of Kaneohe and Harry (Rosita) Yamasaki of Pepeekeo; sisters, Mutsue Okahara of Hilo, Alice Hayashi of Honolulu, and Yoshie (Henry) Aoki of Cerritos, Calif.; brother-in-law, Satoshi Ojiri of Hilo; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Abraham “Abe” Kaihe Poai Sr., 68, of Hilo died Aug. 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a state highways worker and U.S. Army and Army National Guard veteran. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 at the chapel. Service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial at 11:30 a.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by sons, Abraham “Kaihe” (Lani) Poai Jr., Anthony “Awe” (Nicole) Poai and Alvin “Kupili” Poai of Hilo; sisters, Rachel (George, Sr.) Hanohano, Eva Rowe, Mabel (Paul) Iopa and Sybil May (James Sr.) Evans of Hilo, Cathy Ann (John) Simmons of Kona; brothers, Lawrence (Susan) Poai of Hilo, George Poai of Mc Clellanville, S.C., and Dennis (Ellen) Poai of Kona; hanai brother, Samuel (Truly) Kawaha of Hilo; six grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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