88, of Honolulu, passed away on October 17, 2018. Born in Kyoto, Japan, she was a retired laboratory assistant to her husband/ brewmaster Takao Nihei at Honolulu Sake Brewery and honorary member of Kokusai Sake Kai. Her life was happy and interesting; filled with family, friends, travel and endless adventures. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Takao, and brothers, Yoshio and Hisanori Araki, she is survived by daughters, Grace Nihei (Alan) Kido, Atsuko Nihei (Kyle) Sakumoto, and Catherine Nihei (John) Itai; grandchildren, Nicholas Kido, Matthew (Joanna) Sakumoto, Katie (Scott) Imanaka, Amanda, Cara and Dillon Itai; brother, Kazumi (Sachie) Araki, and nieces and nephews. You can’t pick you parents, grand- parents or siblings, but we were blessed to have her as ours. Private services held.
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