Obituaries for June 25
Ellen Leiko Ozaki, 44, of San Jose, Calif., formerly of Hilo, died May 28 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a physical therapist and avid outrigger canoe paddler and runner. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Sunday, June 30 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by parents, Mitsuru and Kara Ozaki of Hilo; brother, Eric (Betty) Ozaki of San Jose, Calif.; paternal grandmother, Mitsuko Ozaki of Hakalau; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Gillyn Leones Tabafunda, 17, of Waimea died June 2 at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, she was a member of the Honokaa Iloko Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Visitation 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 29 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in (Kalopa) Honokaa. Memorial services at 3 p.m. Survived by parents, Gil and Jonalyn Tabafunda of Waimea; brothers, Ervin “GJ” Tabafunda of Waimea and Daniel Lee (Kamlin Pung) Tabafunda of Honokaa; maternal grandparents, George and Natividad Leones of Philippines; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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