Obituaries for March 3
Wayne Yoshiaki Fujioka, 64, of Pahala died Feb. 20 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Pahala, he was a cultivation superintendent for Royal Hawaiian Orchards and member of the Pahala Hongwanji Kyodan and Pahala Hongwanji Judo Club. Visitation 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday, March 8 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Gaylien S. Fujioka of Pahala; daughter, Kelly Ann K.A. (Jeremy) Kahaiali‘i of Honolulu; son, Garrett K. (Malia Letoto) Fujioka of Hilo; mother, Jean Y. Fujioka of Hilo; sisters, Joyce (Andrew) Iwashita and Katy (Vernon) Ferreira of Hilo, Lani Shigematsu of Honokaa; brothers, Bert (Lee Seki) Fujioka of Wailuku, Maui, and Neal (Lorna) Fujioka of Mountain View; four grandchildren; aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Myra Kazuko Okubo, 82, of Hilo died Feb. 26 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Nagoya, Japan, she was a retired cafeteria worker for the state Department of Education and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Piihonua Kumiai. Private services. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughter, Cyd (Brian) Shiroma of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Sadako Mizuno of Nagoya, Japan, Aiko Nakamura of Honolulu, Reiko Ito of Hilo and Betty Okubo of Los Angeles; grandsons, Quinn Shiroma and Brant Shiroma of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Milton “Dumpa” Maluhia Phillips, 71, of Waimea, died Feb. 20 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Waikii, he was a retired truck driver and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea 2nd Ward. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 8 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Pamela Phillips; hanai daughters, Denise (Roy) Freitas and Tierra Tunoa; hanai sons, GG Bento and Larry Hookahi Jr.; brother, Anthony V. (Noelani) Phillips; sisters, Dorothy Nishie, Grace Inamine and Barbara Robertson; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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