Obituaries: 02-03-20

Editor’s note: Obituaries are published free of charge as a public service. Content is subject to editing for parity treatment and style continuity. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. Memorial advertisements may be purchased through the newspaper advertising department.

Patrick Andrade


Patrick Joseph Andrade, 72, of Pahala, died Jan. 27, 2020 at his residence. Born Jan. 19, 1948, in Pahala, he was a retired superintendent for the Ka‘u Agribusiness Co., U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and member of Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

No services.

He is survived by wife, Charlene Andrade of Pahala; daughters, Shelby Gascon of Pahala and Cindy (Kevin) Veloria of Hilo; three grandchildren and one great-grandson; brother, Edward (Judy) Andrade of Pahala; sisters, Dorothy Louis and Mary (Alfred) Ibarra of Pahala.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lucy Keahi

Lucy “Teri” “Luka” Mailelani Keahi, 74, of Hilo, died Jan. 20, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. Born June 17, 1945, in Koolauloa, Oahu, she worked for Blanes Drive Inn in Hilo and was a member of The Gospel of Alpha and Omega Church in Hilo.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 15 at The Church of Alpha and Omega Church in Hilo for services. Casual attire

She is survived by daughters, Nobilee (Joey) Olivera and Desiree Keahi of Hilo, Sharla (Jaye) Hayashida-Laga of Oahu, Roberta Pinnow of Pahoa and Romona (Aaron) Ferreira of Pahoa; sons, Shannon Lee Keahi of Hilo and Dylan (Lani) Keahi of Killeen, Texas; hanai children, Jasmine (Dana) Ne-Nakamoto of Mountain View and Charlotte (Andy) Paez-Vergas of Volcano; 35 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Betty King

Betty Lee King, also known as Betty Sugimoto, 87, of Pahoa, died Jan. 20, 2020, at home. Born in Bristow, Okla., she was a homemaker, worked at the Wailoa Center, and was a painter and gave classes for painting on silk.

Private services held.

She is survived by daughters, Suzette (Dennis) Wood of Pahoa and Michelle (Larry) Smith of Aberdeen, Wash.; son, Dale Lanphere of Pahoa; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Nolan Remmers

Nolan Michael Remmers, 70, of Keaau, died Jan. 22, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Dec. 12, 1949, in Honolulu, he was a retired collections manager for HFS Federal Credit Union, a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, and member of Kuhio Chapel in Keaukaha and the Ancient Order of Foresters Court Mauna Kea #8854.

Friends may call from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Feb. 6 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo for a 10 a.m. service. Burial to follow at noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2. Casual attire.

He is survived by wife, Valerie Remmers of Keaau; daughters, Casey Remmers of Keaau and Ashley Remmers (Samson) Amisone of Ainaloa; son, Kawika (Angela) Remmers of Keaau; hanai mother, Dora Leite of Hilo; step-mother, Nancy Remmers of Honolulu, Oahu; brothers, Harvey Remmers of Kalapana and Chris Remmers of Los Angeles; sisters, Beatta (Curtis) McDonald of Fort Smith, Ark., Pua (Mark) Chamberlin of Volcano and Millie (Roy) Matsumoto of Honolulu, Oahu; hanai brother, Michael Leite of Hilo; seven grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kiyono Goya

Kiyono “Kay” Goya, 96, of Hilo, died Jan. 12, 2020, at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Kaiwiki, she was a homemaker, retired proprietor of the former Goya Farms, member of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Upper Kaumana Kumiai.

Private services held. Family requests no flowers and no koden.

She is survived by son, Melvin Goya of Hilo; daughters, Lorraine Miyataki of Hilo, Evelyn (Ron Omura) Kanja of Honolulu; brother, Roy (Gail) Takaki of Honolulu; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Louisa Ferreira

Louisa Ferreira, 94, of Hilo, died Jan. 17, 2020, at her residence. Born in Papa, South Kona, she was a homemaker.

Private services held.

She is survived by sons, Stephen (Carmelita) Ferreira Jr. of Atwater, Calif., Clyde Ferreira of Hilo; daughter, Wendy (Graham) Stevens of England; brother, Leslie (Emi) Wo of Chicago; sister, Annie Wo of Hilo; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Daniel Butelewicz

Daniel Philip Butelewicz, 46, of Kailua-Kona, died Jan. 22, 2020, in Honolulu. Born July 19, 1973, in Point Pleasant, N.J., he worked in the construction, security and solar industries in Kona, lifelong member of the International Club of Surf and Skate and a charter member of the Magic Fridays Club.

Friends may call from 1:44 p.m. to 4:44 p.m. Feb. 9 at Pahoehoe Beach Park in Kailua-Kona for a service and release of ashes. Memorial contributions can be made online at

He is survived by fiance, Jessica Diederich of Kailua-Kona, son, Damon Walling of Paradise, N.J; mother, Nora Cataldo Butelewicz of Cape Coral, Fla., father Steve Butelewicz, of Tom’s River, N.J; and sister Kelly Butelewicz, of Cape Coral, Fla.

Arrangements by Oahu Mortuary.

Rochelle Okano

Rochelle Rei Okano, 47, of Keaau, died Jan. 24, 2020, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was an operations supervisor for various retail establishments on Oahu.

Private services held. Memorial gifts may be made in memory of Rochelle Rei Okano to the American Kidney Fund (11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852).


She is survived by mother, Laurie Izumi of Hilo; sister, Tara (Brandon Chong) Okano of Honolulu; step-father, Gerald Izumi of Hilo; numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email