Obituaries for Aug. 16


Tatsuki Kusunoki, 92, of Holualoa died July 12 at Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Kealakekua, he was a retired mason and coffee farmer; a member of the mason’s union, Kahaluu Kumiai, Hiroshima Kenjin Kai and Daifukuji Soto Mission. Friends may call at 3 p.m. Saturday at Daifukuji Soto Mission in Honalo for a 4 p.m. service. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Garrett (Arlene) Kusunoki of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Corrine Kusunoki of Kahaluu Mauka; brother, Mitsuyuki (Joyce) Kusunoki of Westgate, Calif.; sisters, Mieko (James) Sato of Keei, Momoya (James) Ritenour of Woodland Hills, Calif., Harumi Shigetomi of Honolulu; two grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Bunichi “Butch” Usagawa, 92, of Hilo died Aug. 14 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired state forest ranger and member of Kaumana 1 Mile Kumiai and Palm Society. Friends may call noon-1 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo; funeral at 1 p.m. Burial to follow at 3:30 p.m. at Alae Cemetery Section H. Casual attire. Survived by son, Barry (Sharon) Usagawa of Kaneohe, Oahu; daughter, Ann (Stephen Nemeth) Usagawa of Hilo; sister, Kay (Joe) Yamauchi of Hilo; sister-in-law, Harue Nakahara of Hilo; four grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

 

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