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Obituaries for February 20

Eleonola Heimuli, 61, of Hilo died Feb. 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Tonga, she was a sales clerk for 7-11 in Kailua, Oahu, church secretary in Tonga and member of the Free Church of Tonga in Keaau. Family viewing from 5-6 p.m. Friday (Feb. 21) at the Free Church of Tonga in Keaau. Funeral service t 6 p.m. Burial 2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 22) at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by son, Sione Tui Heimuli of Hauula, Oahu; brothers, Lawrence Lui (Seini Kangi) Stanley of New Zealand, Iasinito (Jessica) Taufui of Oregon, Mikaele (Palu) Stanley Jr. of Australia, Silani (Cindy) Mikaele Jr. of Honolulu and Nisa Toa (Haisinia) Siasau of Vavau, Tonga; sister, Lusi Ana (Ta‘utapu) Antonio of New Zealand. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Katsumi Kobayashi, 90, of Hawi died Jan. 30 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Mountain View, he was a retired carpenter and member of Hawi Jodo Mission. Private services held. Survived by daughter, Ann (Stan) Okahara of Hilo; sons, Guy (Emi) Kobayashi of Kohala, Ken Kobayashi of Kona and Jay Kobayashi of Hilo; stepsons, Mach Fukada of Maui, Richard Fukada of California and Ray Fukada of Kohala; stepdaughter, Lani Fukada of Mainland; brother, Wayne Kobayashi of Hilo; sister, Jean (Tony) Kawasaki of Honolulu; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Melvin Yasuyuki Mabuni, 82, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 26 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Hilo, he was the owner and Realtor of Kalama Realty, a floor clerk at Kmart, member of Piihonua Kumiai and senior volunteer at West Hawaii Civic Center. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Dinner to follow on chapel lanai. Aloha attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Dylan (Lisa) Mabuni of Kailua-Kona, Darrin (Vivian) Mabuni of Orange County, Calif., and Jon (Debbie) Mabuni of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Esther (Marshall) Kanehailua of Hilo; brothers, George (Ellen) Mabuni of Los Angeles and Raymond (Mildred) Mabuni of Honolulu; sister, Gail (Jack) Fujii of Hilo; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lowell Wyman Kaleikaimana Young, 76, of Honaunau died Feb. 17 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a self-employed roofer, member of Hawaii Carpenters Union Local 745 Hawaii Army National Guard veteran. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Online condolences: Survived by wife, Trudith; sons, Len (Carolyn) Young of Orofino, Idaho, and Nolan (Naoko) Young of Honolulu; daughter, Tara (William) Manwarring of Honaunau; hanai son, Brent Masunaga of Honaunau; brother, Joseph (Vonnie) Astronomo of Ocean View; sisters, Marjorie (Edwin) Fujimoto of Captain Cook and Maureen (Gregg) Studer of Oregon City, Ore.; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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