Obituaries

Penney Keolaokekua Galam

Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Penney Keolaokekua Galam

Penney Keolaokekua Galam, 48, of Kaunkakai, Molokai gained her angel wings peacefully at Queens Medical Center on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.

Keola, as she was known to her ohana and friends, was born on Aug. 2, 1973 at Maui Memorial Hospital to Doreen Mapuana (Keohuloa) Galam and Gordon Wayne Galam.

She is survived by her grandmother Esther; mother Doreen; brothers Gordon “Kili Boy” Galam, Cliffton Scott Galam and Ted James Galam; her children Kayla, Karlie, Kealiiokamalu Galam, Kaipo- Louis and Kaianne DeMello Galam; along with many ohana and friends. Keola is met by her father, grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins in heaven.…

Gwendolyn Amabel Higgins

Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Gwendolyn Amabel Higgins

Gwendolyn Amabel Higgins, 79, of Waimanalo, Oahu died on Sept. 24, 2021. Gwen was born in Ho’olehua, Molokai on Sept. 26, 1941, to Edith and Charles Meyer. She had three siblings, Yola M. Forbes (David), Charles S. Meyer (Carolyn), Robert P. Meyer (Nancy).

Gwen is survived by her daughters Debra Bush (Mike) and Robyn Trueman (Evans); sons Albert Higgins (Sandy) and Christopher Higgins (Jannet); nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother Robert Meyer; cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

Gwen will be remembered as a loving and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma, aunty, niece, cousin, and friend to all who knew her.…

Ann Misako Fontes

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

Ann Misako Fontes, 78, of Pahala, died Nov. 22, 2021 at Hilo Medical Center. Born March 3, 1943, in Kalaheo, Kauai, she was a former resident of Kaunakakai, Molokai and had worked at Molokai High School and retired from the University of Hawaii at Hilo Extension Services/U.E.

She was preceded in death by husband, Franklin “Mac” Fontes and son, Derek Fontes. She is survived by granddaughter, Cherish M. (Jesse) Kailiawa of Pahala; great-grandson, Ke’ao Kailiawa of Pahala; great-granddaughter, Anelalani Kailiawa-Quinn of Pahala; brothers, Owen (Gail) Yamaguchi of St. Louis, Mo., Howard (Joan) Yamaguchi and Dennis (Madeline) Yamaguchi of Kauai; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.…

Irene Kimie Iwane

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

With great sadness and love, the family of Irene Kimie Iwane announces her passing on Sept. 6, 2021. 

Her life was a blessing, her memory a treasure forever in our hearts.…

Elmer Kaihehau Chu

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Elmer Kaihehau Chu was born Nov. 1, 1930 on the Kaai Homestead in Kalamaula, Molokai. He passed peacefully in Los Angeles on July 21, 2021. Elmer was the oldest of five children of Lihue Kaai Chu and Arthur K. Chu, DDS.  After attending Holomua School he attended Kamehameha School for Boys and graduated in 1948. He and his friends enjoyed caring for their horses and spending free time roaming Kalamaula Homesteads, Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove and the shoreline of Kalamaula. He spoke of exciting and enjoyable days working in the pineapple fields as part of the teen “hoe Hana” gang under Grandpa David Kaai’s supervision each summer.…

William Scotland Harris

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

William Scotland Harris

William (Bill) Scotland Harris passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, June 28, 2021. Bill was born Aug. 1, 1925 in Baltimore, Maryland where he grew up with his sister, the late Gloria D. (Harris) Moore and brother, the late Clarence J. (Sonny) Harris.

After graduating from high school, Bill served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943 to 1952. Bill later made California his home where he moved through the management ranks at the Department of Corrections, Kaiser Steel and California Steel.

In 1967, the late Irene Harris and Bill welcomed their son Scott Landon Harris. In 1976 Bill and the late Dorothy (Dottie) Harris and Chris Harris became a family.…

Eric Jayne, DVM

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

Eric Jayne, DVM

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Dr. Eric Jayne, DVM, 61, of Des Moines, IA on Friday, July 2, 2021 in Grand Forks, ND due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Dr. Jayne was a respected veterinarian and loyal friend who impacted every person–and animal– that he encountered. His work ethic and dedication to providing affordable, accessible, and quality animal care carried him from the mainland to Hawaii. He worked in Hawaii with numerous groups on spay and neuter programs. Here on Molokai, we knew Dr. Jayne for several years as the veterinarian of the Molokai Humane Society – a clinic he helped renovate.…

Constance Clews

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

Constance Clews

Connie Clews, beloved mother and wife, passed peacefully on June 28, 2021. She was born on Jan. 25, 1939. She was a longtime Molokai community yoga instructor.

Connie was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She attended Case Western University, Tufts and Brandeis University, receiving a MA in English.

Connie found her passion in many ways, from music to arts. She had a love for life. Her true passion was teaching yoga.

She was certified as a Hatha Yoga instructor in 1971, by Indra Devi. Passing the gift of mental peace and health was her true wish for all.

She was a true friend to all.…

Patricia “Tisa” Sanchez-Pagay

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Patricia “Tisa” Sanchez-Pagay

Patricia “Tisa” Sanchez-Pagay, 77 years old, passed peacefully on April 23, 2021, at Queens hospital on Oahu, after a long battle with illness. Patricia was born in Kohala on Nov. 27, 1943 on Hawaii Island to Minnie and Patricio Sanchez, Sr. She moved to Molokai in her early childhood and graduated from Molokai High in 1961.

Patricia worked in the late 60s for Dole company in Maunaloa, where she met her late husband Joseph Pagay, who preceded her in death in 2006. She also worked many years for Molokai Ranch and spoke fondly of the old Maunaloa community in which she was raised.…

Richard “Bing” Chock

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Richard “Bing” Chock

Richard “Bing” Chock, 95 years young, a Honolulu and Molokai resident, passed on May 27, 2021 in Honolulu. He was an Army Air Corps veteran and retired in 1980 from Pearl Harbor Shop 31. He was also a pioneer scuba diver, a deer and boar hunter, a woodworker and gardener.
He is survived by his wife, one son, three stepsons, a devoted niece, and brother, Lester (Barbara). Many relatives and old friends are awaiting him to his new home. Aloha Oe.
A celebration of his life with friends and family will occur in September on Molokai.…