Haliʻa Aloha | June 2021

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Jobi Ulumaheihei Purdy

Photo: Jobi Purdy

Jan. 7, 1954 – Nov. 12, 2020

(Kailua, Oʻahu) – Jobi U. Purdy passed away on Nov. 12, 2020, at the young age of 66. He was employed as a security officer for over 15 years. When he could, Jobi would feed the homeless in the community, it brought him great joy. He had a huge smile and an infectious laugh. His heart was so big, he always gave so much without asking for anything in return. He is survived by his three beautiful daughters, Tammi (Abel) Texeira, Desirae Purdy (Alex Napihaʻa), and Jory (Passion) Purdy; eight grandchildren, Sheena Purdy, Sione Purdy, Kulia Texeira, Ikua Purdy, Harley Texeira, Alika Purdy-Napihaʻa, Makaio Purdy-Naphihaʻa, and Abel Texeira IV; three great-grandchildren, Abigail Purdy-Cabral, George Purdy-Cabral, and Ezra Purdy-Cabral. Celebration of life will be held at a future date. He is forever loved and will be forever missed! We love you DAD!