Nelson Kawila Kaupu, 71, Kealakekua, died May 29 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Opihihale, he was a mechanic and heavy equipment operator for Koa Construction Company and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at Honuapo (Whittington) Beach Park in Naalehu for a celebration of life. Casual attire. Survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ellen Leilani Kaupu, 76, Kealakekua, died May 30 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Naalehu, she was a homemaker and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at Honuapo (Whittington) Beach Park in Naalehu for a celebration of life. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Nelson (Bernita) Kaupu of Ocean View, Milton (Kimberly Klingman) Kaupu of Waimea, Kelly (Antina) Kaupu of Ocean View and Henry Kaupu of Honolulu; daughters, Gwendolyn (Clinton) Lake of Kealakekua and Haleaka Kaupu of Ocean View; brothers, David Pua of Waimea, Donald (Connie) Pua of Kealia and Gene Pua of Big Island; sister, MaryMae Kaupu of Hilo; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangement by Dodo Mortuary.
Joseph “Uncle Joe” Papalimu, 77, of Hilo died July 9 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired proprietor of Lagoon Liquors and member of the Screen Actors Guild. He was a co-founder of Aged Hawaiians & Na Opio Panaewa, PER of Hilo Elks Lodge No. 759 and served in the Marines. He was also a member of many local organizations and an avid golfer with Po’ina Poaha Golf Club. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary chapel; memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Survived by, daughters, Kawehilani (Russ) Marshall of Tacoma, Wash. and Kahiolani J. Papalimu of Hilo; brothers, William L. Abraham, Timothy K. (Kathy) Papalimu and Jack Odani, each of Hilo; sisters, Rebecca P. Baji of Hilo, Ruth K. Papalimu of Hilo and Elaine Grace of Honolulu; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and numerous hanai children, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.