Obituaries for March 17


Teruo Goma, 93, of Honokaa died March 2 at Hale Ho’ola Hamakua. Born in Waimea, he served in the U.S. Army’s 100th Battalion and retired as the business proprietor of Uptown Barber Shop in Honokaa. Friends may call 3 p.m. March 24 at Honokaa Hongwanji; service at 4 p.m. No flowers. Survived by wife, Hayame Goma of Honokaa; sons, Raymond Goma of Honokaa, Michael (Barbara) Goma of California; daughter, Elaine Goma of Honolulu; two grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

Toshiaki “Toshi” Kawasaki, 79, of Hilo died March 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kohala, he was a retired elementary school teacher for Hilo Union School, member of the Church of the Holy Cross, Y’s Men & Women International Service Club, and the Ainako Association. Friends may call 3-4 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Yasue Kawasaki of Hilo; son, Kevin (Suzanne) Kawasaki of Alexandria, Va.; daughter, Kathy (Guy) Saruwatari of Broomfield, Colo.; sisters, Alison (Charles) Kita of Kohala, Naomi (Robert) Abe of Kaneohe, Oahu; sister-in-law, Mieko Kawasaki of Hilo; three grandchildren, numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.