Obituaries: May 17, 2020

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Andrew Christy


Andrew James Christy, 58, of Ocean View, died May 5, 2020, at his residence. Born in Morristown, N.J. on May 23, 1961, he was a self-employed auto mechanic and a U.S. Army veteran.

No services are planned.

He is survived by his companion, Dee Palakiko of Ocean View; son, Andrew Christy, Jr. of Everett, WA; sister, Carol Starke of Pine Brook, NJ; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona

James Grazzini Jr.

James “Jim” Albert Grazzini, Jr., of Kurtistown, died May 8, 2020. Born Feb. 1, 1949 in San Francisco, CA, James was a teacher and a local woodworker who transformed many homes on the Big Island.

A celebration of life will be held via Zoom. Friends and family are asked to contact the family for information.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Bambara; two sons, Tobias (Michael Mathison) Grazini and Levin (Hannah Kogan-Pugsley) Pugsley; a sister, Patty (Robert Kogane) Grazini; brothers, Jeff (Evelyn) Grazini and Jerry (Teresa) Grazini; a granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

Donald Farrell

Donald “Toby” Chase Farrell, 58, of Kalopa, died May 10 at his residence. Born July 22, 1961 in Los Angeles, CA, he was a carpenter.

Private service to be held at a later date.


He is survived by companion, Lola Gillis Wright of Kalopa; daughter, April Farrell of Oregon; Paul Farrell of California; father, John Farrell of Paauilo; siblings, Paula Sugg, Susan Farrell, Cherie Farrell, Michael Farrell, John Farrell all of Oregon; two grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

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