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Obituaries for Aug. 22

Yasuichi “Yasu” Kaneshiro, 74, of Hilo died Aug. 5 at Pali Momi Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired postal worker for the U.S. Postal Service. Private service to be held in Hilo. Survived by brothers, Takeyasu Kaneshiro of Honolulu, Hisato Kaneshiro of Hilo, James Kaneshiro of Honolulu, Ronald Kaneshiro of Hilo; sisters, Matsue Kawahara of Hilo, and Harue Tamura of Honolulu. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Hisae “Stella” Nagano, 88, of Hilo, formerly of Pepeekeo, died Aug. 19 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Keanae, Maui, she was a homemaker and member of Honomu Hongwanji Mission and Buddhist Women’s Association and Kulaimano Nutrition Center. Friends may call from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo; memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. No koden. Survived by son, Arthur (Olivia Esquivel) Nagano of San Francisco, Calif.; daughters, Eileen (Elmer) Yada of Pepeekeo, Sandra (James) Hamano of Hilo; sisters, Satsuki (Tadashi) Shiraishi of Hilo, Kasumi Tawara of San Francisco, Calif.; sister-in-law, Grace Houchin of Waimea (Kamuela); three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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