Obituaries for January 7
Tsutomu Myles Tamanaha, 73, of Hilo, died Dec. 18. Born in Hilo, he served in the U.S. Army and retired as a self-employed painter. Private services held. Survived by five sons, Kevin (Nancy) Tamanaha of Nebraska, Darryn (Iris) Tamanaha, Dayne (Blanche) Tamanaha, Justin (Joycelyn) Nakashima, all of Hilo, and Sy (Lauren Yang) Nakashima of California; two daughters, Adele (Craig) Shiigi of Hilo and Nycole (Tyson) Martin, both of Hilo; brother, Richard (Susan) Tamanaha of Honolulu; sister, Mae (Stanley) Sakamoto of Honolulu; 10 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.
Kathleen Jessie Lofgren, 83, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 3 at home. Born in Minnesota, she co-owned a trucking and bus company, came to Hawaii in 1975 and spent every winter in Kailua-Kona. Survived by two sons, Charles (Jody) Lofgren of Wasilla, Alaska, Mike (Velda) Lofgren of Anchorage, Alaska; two daughters, Linda (Charles) Bowers of Anchorage, Alaska and Pam Combs of Palmer, Alaska; brother, Ray (Violet) Harris of Rochester, Minn.; sister, Jean Francis of Onamia, Minn.; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Friends may call 3 p.m. Monday the old Airport for a memorial and pot luck. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
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