Obituaries for August 26
Hazel Ayako Aoyagi, 91, of Captain Cook died Aug. 16 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Hilo, she was a retired bookkeeper for State Auto Parts and member of Kona Business Professional Women’s Club, Hiroshima Kenjin Kai, Kona Fukuoka Kenjin Kai, Kona Hongwanji, Keei Makai Kumiai and Keei Buddhist Church. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at Kona Hongwanji Mission in Kealakekua. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by daughters, Brenda (Earl) Matsuyama of Kealakekua and Sharon (Albert) Langsi of Honaunau; brother, Kazumi (Jane) Muraki of California; sister, Helena Muraki of Honolulu; five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Friedrich “Fritz” Fisher Bell, 63, of Volcano died Aug. 13. Born in St. Louis, he owner/innkeeper for Tara Firma Inn, a retired self-employed carpenter and U.S. Air Force veteran. Private services. Survived by wife, Kate Bell of Volcano; hanai brother, Hans (Trish) Bell of St. Louis; sisters-in-law, Marian Moore of St. Louis and Nancy (Thomas) McGibony of Georgia; brothers-in-law, Joseph Moore and Matthew Moore of St. Louis; sons, Jason Bell and Matthew Bell; sister, Mitzie (Tom) Cochran of Arizona. Fratz will be missed by many loved ones on the mainland and here in Hawaii. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
George Keaweamahi, 66, of Honolulu died Aug. 2. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired stock room manager. Hilo visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Service at 10 a.m. Survived by wife, Liena Keaweamahi of Honolulu; son, Georgeton Keaweamahi of Honolulu; stepsons Jessie Delmar and Douglas (Tanya) Delmar of Honolulu, Charles Aiona of Hilo; daughter, Mary Jane Keaweamahi of Marshall Islands; stepdaughter, Mokihana (Marcus) Perry of Honolulu; brother, Esperillio “Jr.” (Andy Aecker) Samson of Honolulu; sisters, Yvonne (Leroy Kahu) Samson of Hilo, Joanne (John) De Leon of Kona; one grandchild; nieces, nephews, uncles and aunties. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
George A. Moore, 60, of Hilo died Aug. 17 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. Born in Honolulu, he was a state Child Support Enforcement Agency supervisor and member of the High Priest Quorum of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ainaola Ward and of Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA). Visitation 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ponahawai Chapel. Funeral service at noon. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by son, Kragan Moore of Hilo; daughter, Krystal Moore of Hilo; sister, Vicki (Christopher) Singh of Sacramento, Calif.; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Dr. Julia Anne Rosekrans, M.D., 67, of Captain Cook died Aug. 17 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Greene, N.Y., she was a retired pediatric emergency physician, former assistant professor of Mayo Medical School and consultant to Mayo Clinic Department of Pediatric Medicine, founding member of Unitarian Universalists of West Hawaii, member of Aloha Quilters, and was active in the study of Hawaiian language and culture studies as well as book design and DVD production for Na Wai Iwi Ola Foundation. Visitation noon-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at Kona Outdoor Circle. Service at 12:30 p.m. A beach celebration of life at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 at Pu‘uhonua O Honaunau. No flowers; memorial donations to Hope Lodge Hawaii by visiting www.hopelodgehawaii.org. Survived by husband, Alvis Upitis of Captain Cook; mother, Mary Emma Rosekrans of Parkland, Fla.; son, Zachary (Ann) Perlman of New York; daughter, Laura (Andy) Scott of Winston-Salem, N.C.; stepson, Dris Upitis of Dallas; stepdaughter, Alise (Ben Macri) Upitis of Boston; brother, John (Theresa) Rosekrans of Binghamton, N.Y.; sister, Joanna (Charles) Elmore of Windham, N.H.; hanai sister, Mary Irene (Panos) Katsibas of Charleston, S.C.; aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
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