FUNERAL NOTICES

Sep 15(1.) GWEN HIROMI MATSUNAGA SHIROMA Gwen Hiromi Matsunaga Shiroma, of Moanalua and Waianae, died peacefully on July 28, 2019. She was 61. Gwen was born in Honolulu,the fourth of six children of Jane and the late George Matsunaga. She graduated from Moanalua High School in 1976. Employed at Foodland Super Market for 38 years. She and her husband Bryson Shiroma are members of New Hope Oahu. Gwen is survived by her mother, Jane Matsunaga; brothers, Mark (Karen L.), Owen (Karen K.) Lyle (Cindy) of Wailuku Maui, and Ivan (Terri) Matsunaga of Darien, Illinois; sister, Emma Matsunaga (Daniel) Siu; mother- in-law Betty (...) (End Date: Sep 15) (p1)
Sep 15(2.) LUCY K. SAY 84, passed away on August 18, 2019 (Sunday) at home in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Sun Kow "Shorty", children: Lucy E. K. Olmos (Rob), Anthony Say, Wendell Say (Lili-Ann), GloryAnn Kama (Ed), and AnnJoy Cieslak (Michael), 16 grandchildren, and 22+ great-grandchildren. Services on Friday, September 20, Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel at 10am. Burial to follow at 2pm, Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. (End Date: Sep 15) (p1)
Sep 15(3.) KIYOSHI "APA" TAIRA 93, of Waipahu, passed away at St. Francis Hospice on August 12, 2019. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai and raised in Honolulu. A Korean War Army veteran and retired Federal employee, he had spent most of his career in Okinawa, Japan. He is predeceased by his wife, Tomoko, and son, Kenneth, and survived by son, Jon, daughter, Maria, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation is at 4 PM, Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service begins at 5 PM. Interment is at 10 AM, Monday, September 23, 2019, at the National Memorial Cemetery of (...) (End Date: Sep 15) (p1)
Sep 15(4.) HERB SADAMI YOSHIMURA 77, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on August 15, 2019 at St. Francis Hospice in Nuuanu. He is survived by his wife, Elsie, daughters Terri (Lance) Kimura, Julie (Greg) Tanaka, Kelli (Cary) Kihara; stepson Shawn Taniguchi; step- daughters Charlen (Elliot) Oki, Amy (Joe) Salvador; 11 grand- children; brothers Mel (Jean), Wayne (Joselyn), Brian (Jan); sister Charlene Yamada; and predeceased by brother Glenn. He resided in Aiea for most of his life, spending much of this time involved in baseball as a player, a coach, and an umpire. He later became head coach for (...) (End Date: Sep 15) (p1)
Sep 15(5.) SHIGEO KIMURA 97, of Honolulu, a retired maintenance painter for Outrigger Hotels, passed away on August 4, 2019. He was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. He was a happy and generous person who always made everyone feel welcomed. He is survived by his son, three brothers, four sisters, two grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service begins at 6:00 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary (End Date: Sep 15) (p1)
Sep 15(6.) ANNE FRANCES KUSAO Anne Frances Kusao was known and loved by so many as a gentle and joyful spirit, who passed through this life with grace and elegance. She was born on July 24, 1942, in Pettigo, Donegal Ireland, and at the age of 21, with very little and a small suitcase, she boldly made her way to Hawaii. In her many years in America, with her husband Ty Kusao, she amassed a wealth of friends, created a loving family, built a successful business, and lived life to its fullest both in Hawaii and Ireland. She was a warrior, an (...) (End Date: Sep 15) (p1)
Sep 15(7.) EDWIN "WIN" KINGO HOSAKA 85, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 23, 2019. Win was born on March 15, 1934 in Honolulu. He was a proud graduate of Farrington High School, Class of '53 and retired from C.S. Wo & Sons. Edwin, known by many as "Win", was active with the Pearl City High School Band and the Farrington Alumni and Community Foundation. Win was best known for his cheerful disposition, his service to the community and his woodwork creations. Win is survived by his wife Karen, daughters Tracy (Carl) Ogata, Terry (Patrick) Ku and son (...) (End Date: Sep 15) (p1)
Sep 15(8.) SCOTT HARU TOYAMA November 6, 1956 ~ July 20, 2019 62, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away on July 20, 2019 and joined his parents, James & Sumako Toyama and brother Mark in heaven. Retired sergeant of the Honolulu Police Department and former fish cutter of Tanioka's Seafood, Scott enjoyed fishing, gambling in Las Vegas and traveling to Japan with family and friends. He is survived by his wife Lori, daughters Shayna and Shelbie, sister Lynne Fujimoto and brother Gene (May). Scott is truly missed by his loved ones and by his loyal canine companion, Chachi. The Celebration of Scott's (...) (End Date: Sep 15) (p1)
Sep 15(9.) MAUREEN Y. J. WONG-LUM of Spokane Washington, died on 16 August 2019. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Celebration of Life to be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, 22 September 2019 at Honolulu Japanese SDA Church. In Lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to the Hawaii Food Bank be made in her name. (End Date: Sep 15) (p1)
Sep 15(10.) JAMES TAMOTSU SAKAI 85, of Honolulu, passed away on August 1, 2019. Graduated McKinley High School class of 1951 and served in the United States Air Force and Rotary Club Hawaii. Retired president of Naris cosmetics of Hawaii and former president of Naris International. He enjoyed golfing (had two hole-in-ones) and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Florence Sakai; son Derrick; daughters Sharon (Mark) Sakai-Miller and Doreen (Fred) Sala; eight grandchildren Jordan, Shayna, Jamie, Andrea, Scott, Noelle, Victoria, and Jimmy; brothers Mitsuyuki and Chinami (Kaneko); sister Barbara (Conrad) Krause. Visitation at (...) (End Date: Sep 15) (p1)
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