Obituaries for June 2
Chiyoko Kono Hamai, 100, of Honolulu died May 20 at the Infante Foster Care Home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired sales clerk at Helen’s Fabric. Private services held. Survived by sons, Albert T. (Renee) Hamai of Honolulu, Ernest O. Hamai of Honolulu; daughter, Nancy M. Ikuta of Honolulu; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Kimiko Matsumoto of California, Amy Enright of California; and caregiver, Isabel Infante of Honolulu.
Harry Urise Hillen Jr., 71, of Honolulu and formerly of Kaunakakai, Molokai, and Kawaihae on the Big Island, died April 17 in Honolulu. Born in Harrisburg, Penn., he was a retired dredge mate from Operating Engineers. Memorial services to be held Saturday, June 9, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Hawaii Kai. Visitation 10 a.m. Service at 11 a.m. Private inurnment to be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Survived by wife, Erla M. Hillen; daughters, Paula “Lani” Follner, Cynthia Seno and Desiree Hillen; son, Chadd M. Hillen; brothers, Otto, Thurston, Frederick and Allisson Hillen; sister, Amy Kululoia; and four grandchildren. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.
Shizue Oshita, 95, of Hilo died May 29 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Honomu, she retired as a homemaker. Celebration of life at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home on Saturday, June 9. Visitation at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m. No koden. Survived by sons, Roy Oshita of Hilo, Calvin (Helen) Oshita of Mililani; daughter, Gail (John) Kimura of Hilo; brother, Haruo (Grace) Matsuura of Honolulu; sisters, Fumiko Imada of Honolulu, Yukiko (Dennis) Maeda of Los Angeles, Calif.; brothers-in-law, Shigeru (Jane) Oshita, Charles (Millie) Oshita; sisters-in-law, Dora Oshita, Doris Kamihara, Agnes Matsuura; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Alexander Junichi Watanabe, 88, of Honokaa, died May 27 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Honuapo (a.k.a Naalehu), Ka‘u, he retired as a cultivation supervisor for Hamakua Sugar Company. Celebration of Life at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home on Thursday. Visitation at 3 p.m., service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by his wife, Shinayo O. Watanabe of Honokaa; son, Calvin (Charlotte) Watanabe of Ahualoa; daughters, Mary Ann Spaulding of Kailua-Kona, Judi (Brian) Hayenga of Lake Forest, Calif.; sisters, Tamae (Robert) Iwamoto of Honokaa, Fujie (Shigeru) Fujimoto of Honokaa, Harumi (Joseph) DeMello of Makakilo, Oahu; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Shirley Ann Yamaoka-Greig, 73, of Hilo died May 23 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired Registered Nurse at the Life Care Center of Hilo, former instructor at the University of Hawaii-Hilo and former member of the Hilo Community College Nursing School Advisory Board. Friends may call 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday (June 5, 2012) at the Glad Tidings Church located at 113 Kuawa St. A celebration of her life will take place at 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by daughter, Adele (Aurelio “Leo”) Cacho of Hilo; mother, Adele Jardine of Hilo; brothers, Roy (Dotty) Jardine of Kona, Manuel Jardine of Hilo; brother-in-law, Walter Kaluhiokalani of Oahu; two grandchildren, four hanai-grandchildren, eight hanai-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.