Obituaries: September 14, 2020

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William Lee


William Bok Man Lee, 88, of Keaau, died Sept. 3, 2020, at home. Born in Wahiawa, Oahu, he was a retired teacher and U.S. Army veteran.

Private services held.

He is survived by daughter, April (Gerald) Baptiste of Keaau; son, Warner Lee of Colorado; sisters, Lydia Funakoshi and Carol (Douglas) Vierra of Wahiawa; two granddaughters; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Tanikeni Holani

Tanikeni Isi Holani, 24, of Hilo, died Aug. 2, 2020 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a full-time student, and a defensive football player for the University of Kansas and played for a semi pro football team in Sioux Falls.

Private services held.


He is survived by parents, Tanikeni and Ane Holani; brothers, Sekona, Scone, Tevita Holani; sister, Charlene (Kalena) Tupouseini Holani; grandparents, Paula and Malia Lopeti; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

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