The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001071161-01
Funeral Notices


93, of Honolulu, HI, passed away peacefully on Nov. 19, 2017. She was born on Hawaii Island to John Y. and Mitsuru Kitagawa.

She loved children and taught at Lunalilo Elementary. After retirement, she found a second calling with Project Dana assisting frail elderly and their caregivers. She was a past president of the Hawaii Betsuin Buddhist Women’s Association. She enjoyed travel, spending time with her grand- children, and hosting gatherings at her home.

Survivors include husband Buzzy T. Okazaki; daughter Cynthia Tae Alm (Robbie); granddaughters Kristin Alm Kamakahi (David), Rachel Alm; brother Jackie (May) Kitagawa; sisters Ethel Kitagawa, Grace Kitagawa. Predeceased by sister Helen (Kitagawa) Hongo.

Memorial service on Sat, Feb. 17, 1:00 pm, Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Hwy (entrance on Lusitana St). No flowers.

Arrangements Provided By:
Hosoi Garden Mortuary