Obituaries 02-10-19

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Yoshie Ohata


Dr. Yoshie Takagi Ohata, 94, of Hilo, died Jan. 22, 2019, at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Facility in Hilo. Born Aug. 23, 1924, in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, she was a retired medical doctor specializing in internal medicine and geriatrics.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers or Koden (monetary offerings) a donation may be made in memory of Yoshie to Hawaii Care Choices (formerly known as Hospice of Hilo); 1011 Waianuenue Avenue; Hilo, Hawaii 96720.

She is survived by husband, Harold Ohata of Hilo; sons, Steven (Karen) Ohata of Aiea and Michael (Cynthia) Ohata of Oak Park, Ill.; daughters, Ann Ohata, of Honolulu and Wendy (Tom) Correa of Hilo; five grandsons.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Guy Higa

Guy Kazuo Higa, 67, of Mountain View, died Jan. 16, 2019, at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama in Hilo. Born in Honolulu Dec. 31, 1951, he was a retired ti leaf farmer and a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Vietnam era.

Visitation at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo 3:30-5 p.m. Feb. 15; celebration of life at 5 p.m. Casual attire is requested. No flowers.

He is survived by wife, Janice U. Higa of Mountain View; sons, Guy Dias of Laie, Grant (Michelle) Higa of Maple Valley, Wash., Guy Higa, Jr. of Waimanalo, and Chia (Jennifer) Higa of Waimanalo; daughters, Odessa (Kaena) Kawai of Bremerton, Wash., Oraca Kaopuiki of Waimanalo, Oveena (Gabriel) Higa of Waimanalo and Kami Higa of Bremerton; three sisters; one brother; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ronald Jackowitz

Ronald J. Jackowitz, 74, of Hilo and formerly of Pahala, died Feb. 3, 2019, at Life Care Center of Hilo.

No services.


There are no known survivors.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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