Obituaries: February 4, 2021

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Priscilla Obado


Priscilla Domondon Obado, 78, of Mountain View, died March 18, 2020, at her residence. Born March 22, 1941, in Pahala, she was retired from teaching at The Children’s House in Pearl City and the State of Hawaii in Waipahu.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Feb. 9 at St. Theresa Catholic Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Burial to follow in Pahala Cemetery behind the Sacred Heart Church Cemetery.

She is survived by husband, Douglas Obado; daughter, Dolleen (Greg) Keola; son, Doug (Chris) Obado; sisters, Brenda Domondon and Felyn Mizuno; brother, Anthony Domondon; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

Betty Oliveira

Betty Mae Cabral Oliveira, 88, of Hilo, died Jan 26, 2021, in Hilo. Born Dec. 5, 1932, in Hilo, she was a retired teacher at Hilo High School, and member of the Hawaii Island Retired Teachers and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Feb. 12 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 10:30 a.m. service. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park (Section 2).

She is survived by sons, Darryl (Janice) Oliveira of Hilo and Timothy (Shellie) Oliveira of Colorado; daughter, Amelia (Warren) Shaw of Waimea; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Lorina Springer of Hilo; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Utako Seki

Utako “Betsy” Seki, 87, of Pahoa, died Oct. 9, 2020, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired florist.

Services held.

She is survived by spouse, Yoshikazu Seki of Pahoa; daughter, Nina Seki of Oregon; son, Nick Seki of Pahoa; sister, Lois Shimoda of Kauai; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Franklin Holden

Franklin “Frank” David Holden, 66, of Kailua-Kona, died Sept. 29, 2020, at Kona Community Hospital. Born March 11, 1954, in Chicago, he was a retired electronics engineer, open water scuba instructor and certified cave diver.

No services.


He is survived by sisters, Sherry (Fred) LaCorte of California, and Janet (Mike Young) Holden-Young of Kailua-Kona; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

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