Obituaries for March 18
Patricia Mary Armstrong, 82, of Captain Cook, died March 4. Born in San Luis Obispo, Calif., she worked as an executive secretary and was an award-winning quilt maker. Private services. Survived by sons James McKinley (Susan) of Richland, Wash., and Patrick McKinley of Kailua-Kona; daughters Susan Rosenbaum of Captain Cook and Diana Dreyer of Las Vegas; brother Robert Ballew of San Francisco; sister Joan McDonald of San Ramon, Calif.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory &Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Mary M. Burgess, 94, of Keaau, died March 10. Born in Missouri, she was a retired Macy’s sales clerk. Private services held. Survived by son Craig (Martha) Hursh of Keaau; one grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Yasuto “Harry” Hamamoto, 90, of San Juan Capistrano, Calif, formerly of the Big Island, died March 5. Born in Hilo. Survived by wife Marie Hamamoto; children Dennis (Patty) Hamamoto of Hawaii, Barbara (Gary) Burnett of California, Kathleen Kikkawa of Hawaii, Phyllis (Dorai) Paris of California and Sandra (Fred) Luckau of Arizona; sisters Fujiko (Fumio) Oshita of California and TaekoToki of Ohio; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
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