Obituaries for October 3
Haruko Akiyama, 96, of Keaau died Sept. 27 at home. Born in Hilo, she retired as a proprietor for Akiyama Store and an agent for American Mutual Life Insurance Co. She was a member of the Keaau Village Association, Puna Hongwanji Kyodan and Fujinkai, Kurtistown Jodo Mission and the Keaau Senior Citizen Club. Memorial services will be held at the Puna Hongwanji on Wednesday. Visitation at 2 p.m., service at 3:30 p.m. Reception to follow at the Keaau Community Center. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by sons, Ben (Diana) Akiyama of Hilo and Alvin (Jan) Akiyama of Keaau; daughters, Aileen (Bruce) Yanagihara of Honolulu and Karen (Lenny) Akiyama-Paik of Hilo; brothers, Frank (Mitsuko) Iwashita of California, and Henry Iwashita of Honolulu; sister, Amy (George) Kamiyama of California; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Laverne Ka‘anohiokala Keaulana Lui, 68, of Hilo died Sept. 24. Born in Kalama Valley on Oahu. Services to be held at Trinity Community Church at 2282 Kanoelehua Ave., Hilo, on Saturday, Oct. 12. Visitation at 9 a.m., service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Mauna Kea Memorial Park Cemetery at 27-696 Kaieie Road, Papaikou, at 2 p.m. Survived by sons, Marc (Gay) Spatz of Kona, Wayne (Roxane) Spatz of Hilo, Dane (Sarah) Ireland of Washington, T.R. Ireland of Hilo and Luke Anthony (Shelly Bohol) Keaulana of Hilo; daughters, Michelle Ireland of Hilo, Shanna (Matthew) Arthur of Puna and Hanai daughter Desire’e Luana (David) Shortt of Mountain View; brothers, Moses (Ann) Keaulana of Waimanalo and Joseph Lui of Kahaluu; sister, Moana Keaulana-Dyball of Waimanalo; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
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