Obituaries for May 22
Arthur Norris Jones, 84, of Hilo died Friday at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Thorsby, Ala., he was a retired engineer for San Jose Steel and West Coast Rebar. He was also a member of the U.S. Army during World War II and Korean War. Private services to be held. Survived by sons, David (Jenipher) Jones of Hilo and Daniel Jones of Volcano; daughter, Deborah (George) Newton of Campbell, Calif.; brothers, Robert (Bonnie) Jones of Klamath Falls, Ore., and Walter “Bud” (Bobbie) Jones of Hood River, Ore.; two grandchildren. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com.
Mamoru Sakamoto, 99, Kapaau died Friday at Kohala Hospital. Born in Kohala, he was a warehouse clerk at the Kohala Sugar Company and a member of Hawi Jodo Mission. Friends may call at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hawi Jodo Mission in Hawi for a 2 p.m. memorial service. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Akimi Sakamoto of Kapaau; daughters, Lea Kei of Kihei, Maui, and Mae (Glenn) Oyama of Aiea, Oahu; son, Steve (Lori) Sakamoto of Honolulu; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one niece and two nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Yasushi Sugahara, 87, of Hilo, died May 7. Born in Paauilo, he was a retired fisherman. Funeral services Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home in Hilo. Visitation at 9 a.m. Service at 10 a.m. Survived by daughters, Charlene Sugahara of Washington, Sharon (Sonny) Shimaoka of Waimea, Leomi (Lars) Bergknut of Hilo, Leona (George Gibo) Sugahara of Hilo and Melanie (Clayton Mehau) Sugahara of Hilo; sisters, Harue Okada of Honolulu, Minako Hefty of Chicago and Yaeko Kitajima of California; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Michie Hayashida, 92, of Hilo died April 24 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Waiakea, she was a sales clerk at the Naniloa Gift Shop and a member of the Hilo Tenrikyo Church. Private services were held. No koden. Survived by daughters, Janet (Federico Sr.) Badua of Papaikou and Doreen (Patrick) Tanihiro of Hilo; stepson, George (Alice) Hayashida of Waimanalo; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Kazuo Maruyama, 90, of Volcano died May 12 at his home. Born in Captain Cook, he was a retired vegetable farmer, Hilo Farm Bureau member and veteran of the U.S. Army, Company K, 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Private services held. Interment to be held at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. No koden. Survived by wife, Fusae Maruyama of Volcano; sons, Warren Maruyama of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Wendell Maruyama of New York City; daughter, Lorna (John) Festa of Kailua, Oahu; hanai daughter, Karen (Edward Herlicska) Nogami of Hilo; brothers, Hideo (Gail) Maruyama of Captain Cook and Teruo (May) Maruyama of Honolulu; sisters, Fusano Harai of Kona and Carol Hanaoka of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Edwin Hironaga of Honolulu; hanai granddaughter, Lauren Herlicska of Hilo; numerous nieces and nephews.
Rules for posting comments
Comments posted below are from readers. In no way do they represent the view of Stephens Media LLC or this newspaper. This is a public forum.
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content but the newspaper is under no obligation to do so. Comment posters are solely responsible under the Communications Decency Act for comments posted on this Web site. Stephens Media LLC is not liable for messages from third parties.
IP and email addresses of persons who post are not treated as confidential records and will be disclosed in response to valid legal process.
Do not post:
- Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
- Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
- Copyrighted materials of any sort without the express permission of the copyright holder.
- Personal attacks, insults or threats.
- The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
- Comments unrelated to the story.
If you believe that a commenter has not followed these guidelines, please click the FLAG icon below the comment.