Obituaries for June 2


Mary Ann Gallup, 71, of Kailua-Kona died May 25. Born in Reno, Nev., she was an advocate, volunteer and disability specialist. Private services. No flowers; memorial donations to Hospice of Kona. Survived by husband, Wally Gallup; sons, Michael (Donna) Brogan of LaCrosse, Wis., and Donny Smith of Waianae, Oahu; daughter, Michelle (Tim) Terrell of Tulsa, Okla.; brother, Billy Orchowski of Great Falls, Mont.; sisters, Susan Murphy of Billings, Mont. and Sally (Cody) Schlim of Great Falls, Mont.; four grandchildren. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.

Patricia Kawakone, 71, of Kahului, Maui, formerly of Hilo, died May 7 at Straub Clinic & Hospital in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker, cosmetics department employee at the former Standard Drug in Hilo and member of the Island and Bluffs at Maui Lani, Maui Okinawan Kenjin Kai, and Hawaii United Okinawa Assn. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by brothers, Wallace Kawakone of Las Vegas and Robert (Joan) Kawakone of Hilo; sister, June Cabreira of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Keiichi “Nishi” Nishimura, 84, of Naalehu died May 22 at a private care home in Keaau. Born in Pahala, he was a retired garage supervisor for the former Hutchinson Sugar Co. and Ka‘u Agribusiness, member of Naalehu Hongwanji Mission, ILWU, Ka‘u Golf Club and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Keith (Etsuko) Nishimura of Tokyo, Japan, and Ned (Gail) Nishimura of Pahala; brother, Hisaji Nishimura of Los Angeles; sisters, Eloise (Robert) Fujino of Kona and Naomi Studley of Los Angeles; sisters-in-law, Katsue Nishimura of Hilo and Marylee (Vic) Rogers of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Robert Todd “Rob” Norby, 53, of Volcano, formerly of Menlo Park, Calif., died May 17 at Ka‘u Hospital. He was born in California. Private services. Survived by sister, Kris (Karl) Norby-Moseman of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; brother, Rick Norby of Cupertino, Calif.; one nephew and one niece. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mona Pierson, 72, of Portland, Ore., formerly of Hilo, died April 29 in Portland. Born in Hilo, she was a nurse, elementary school volunteer and quilter. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday, June 7 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Visitation again 5-7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 7 p.m. Graveside urn committal service 9 a.m. Saturday, June 8 at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire; no flowers. Memorial donations to the Scleroderma Foundation (www.scleroderma.org). Survived by husband, Robert Pierson of Portland, Ore.; Sons, Robert Eugene (Marie) Pierson of Broomfield, Colo., and Timothy Bryce (Heather) Pierson of Puyallup, Wash.; stepfather, Henry Aguiar of Hilo; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Wendy Lynne “Goldie” Stanhope, 50, of Spokane Valley, Wash., formerly of Kailua-Kona, died May 8 at Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Pasco, Wash.. Services on Saturday, June 8 at Berean Bible Church in Spokane Valley. Memorial donations to Sudden Cardiac Arrrest Foundation at www.sca-aware.org. Survived by daughter, Haley Kay of Spokane Valley; mother, Ardi Stanhope of Spokane Valley; father, Merle (Stan) Stanhope of Wenatchee, Wash.; brother, Trevor Stanhope of Mukilteo, Wash.; sister, Robyn Sanchez of Olympia, Wash.; other family. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Oahu services for James “Longie” K. Kupahu Sr. are at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8 at Waimanalo Beach Park with scattering of ashes and lunch to follow. Additional information is in an obituary published April 1.

 

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