Obituaries for December 5
Ernest Tamotsu Kurohara, 78, of Hilo died Nov. 8 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was the proprietor of the former Kurohara’s clothing store in Hilo, a marketing consultant, and member of the Kaumana Terrace Kumiai, Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Hilo Jaycees. Private services held. No flowers, no koden. Survived by wife, Martha Kurohara of Hilo; sons, Kevin (Diane) Kurohara of Hilo, Darren (Rhonda) Kurohara of Wailuku, Maui, Randall (Connie) Kurohara of Hilo, and David (Jenn) Kurohara of Hilo; brother, Samuel (Jane) Kurohara of Pasadena, Calif.; sisters, Amy Hashimoto of Hilo, Helen Kanda of Honolulu and Alice (Robert) Fujimoto of Hilo; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Shiro Kanetani, 90, of Kurtistown died Nov. 24 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired laboratory analyst with the former Puna Sugar Co. and a member of the Puna Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. No flowers. No Koden. Survived by wife, Masayo Kanetani of Kurtistown; son, Arnold Kanetani of Kurtistown; daughters, Karen Cambra of Hilo, Patricia (Dan) Straight of Hilo and Gail Kanetani of Kahului; brothers, Masato Kanetani of Honolulu and Tomeo Kanetani of Kurtistown; sisters-in-law, Barbara Kanetani of Honolulu and Tamayo (Teruo) Nagami of Hilo; brother-in-law, Larry (Rusty) Fukano of Hilo; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Clyde Ryoji Okamoto, 64, of Pahoa died Nov. 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Naha, Okinawa, Japan, he was the retired proprietor of Hoonanea Farms in Pahoa and a member of the Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Visitation from 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo; 3 p.m. funeral service. Burial service at noon Monday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Nora Okamoto of Pahoa; daughters, Kimberly (Donavan) Enanoria, Tracy (Lawrence) Terlep and Leanne Okamoto, each of Pahoa; son, Kyle Okamoto of Pahoa; sisters, Carol (Al) Uhl of Kihei, Maui and Cindy (Andy) O’callaghan of Colorado; brothers, Calvin “Moe” (Yvonne “Bess”) Okamoto of Pahoa, Carl Okamoto of Pahoa and Cary (Nam Sun) Okamoto of Arizona; four grandchildren; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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