Obituaries: 04-12-18

Kimie Tanihiro

Kimie “Lillian” Tanihiro, 90, of Hilo, died March 4, 2018, at home. Born in Kahei, Kohala, she was retired from the former Yamamoto Credit Jewelers, attended Hawaii Island Adult Care and was a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Hiroshima Kenjin Kai.


Friends may call at 3 p.m. April 14 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 4 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by son, Patrick (Doreen) Tanihiro of Hilo; daughters, Lorna (Francisco Ramos) Hanamoto and Jo Ann (Robert S. Lee, Jr.) Abe of Hilo; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Shigeko Higashi

Shigeko Higashi, 95, of Hilo, died March 13, 2018, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Naalehu, she was a homemaker and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin.

Friends may call at 4 p.m. April 13 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 5 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by son, Howard (Donna Dodd) Higashi of Hilo; daughters, Corinne Tsue and Lorna (Jeff) Higashi-Tsue of Hilo; sisters, Florence Nagata of Gardena, Calif., Suyeko Leu of Kaneohe, Oahu; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Wanda Fabia

Wanda Lucille Fabia, 81, of Hilo died April 1, 2018, at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Caruthersville, Mo., she was a retired electronics technician.

No services.


She is survived by, husband, Francisco Fabia of Hilo; daughters, Jeanette (Jerry) Anderson of San Jose, Calif., Frances (Michael) Ehrman of Manteca, Calif.; son, John (Diana) Fabia of Castle Rock, Colo.; brothers, Robert (Sharon) DePriest of California, Donald (Clara) DePriest of Missouri; sisters, Mary McNabb of California, Barbara (Dale) Roberts of Missouri, Rachel Bradley of Missouri; one sister-in-law; seven grandchildren, three great-grandsons, numerous nieces &nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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