Obituaries for April 18
Dora Takako Mori, 89, of Holualoa died April 11 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hakalau, she retired as school secretary at Kailua Elementary and Kealakehe Elementary and Intermediate schools. She was a member of the Waiaha Kumiai, Fukuoka Kenjin Kai, Senior Bowling League and Parks and Recreation Bowling League. She was a volunteer with the Kona Senior Coordinated Services and the Blood Bank of Hawaii. Friends may call at 9 a.m. April 26 at Lanakila Congregational Church in Kainaliu for a 10 a.m. memorial service. Casual attire. No koden. Survived by sons, Randall (Susan) Mori of Holualoa, Bryant (Gay) Mori of Los Angeles, Rickie (Debra) Mori of Holualoa and Elson (Lillian) Mori of Kealakehe; daughter, Gwendolyn (Charles) Onaka of Honaunau; brothers, Paul (Jane) Sakamoto of Honolulu, Tadao (Miyoko) Sakamoto of Honaunau and Larry (Ann) Sakamoto of Las Vegas; sisters, Audrey Takano of Kailua, Oahu, Kay Matsuda of Kaneohe, Oahu, Jane Iyama of San Francisco and Pauline (Albert) Morita of Los Angeles; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ethel Fumiyo (Fumi) Gushiken, 87, of Hilo died April 7 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Pepeekeo, she was a retired seamstress for Hilo Hattie and also had worked at Waiakeawaena School. She was a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Hui Okinawa. Private services held. Survived by husband, George Gushiken of Hilo; sons, Jason (Christine) Gushiken, Leslie Gushiken and Gerald Gushiken, each of Hilo; sisters, Nellie Hatsume (Tom) Taise of Honolulu and Doris Matsue Nagamine of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Mitsue Higa of Pepeekeo, Irene Higa of Kaneohe, Oahu, June Oshiro of Seattle and Jane Gushiken of Seattle; brothers-in-law, Joichi Gushiken of Los Angeles and Joko (Ethel) Gushiken of Honolulu; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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