Obituaries for September 26
James Kenichi Kamiya, 94, of Hilo died Sept. 16 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Kekaha, Kauai, he was retired from U.S. Army Civil Service Motor Pool Division and from the state Department of Education Maintenance Division, a U.S. Army World War II veteran and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Services held. No koden (monetary gifts). No flowers. Survived by wife, Elsie Kamiya of Hilo; daughters, Charlene (George) Nakashima of Volcano and Merlene (Ronald) Nitta of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Takeo Ishiki of Hilo, Takenobu (Hazel) Ishiki of California and Takemori (Yoshiko) Ishiki of Kukuihaele; sisters-in-law, Kikue (Takeo) Toma of Honokaa, Doris (Ray) Zlomke of California and Shirley (Hisashi) Araki of Kaneohe, Oahu; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Betty S.Y. Muramoto, 96, of Pearl City, Oahu, died Sept. 20 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hakalau, she was a homemaker. Honolulu memorial services 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at Moiliili Honpa Hongwanju on University Avenue. Hilo memorial services 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Hilo Honpa Hongwanji, 398 Kilauea Ave. Inurnment to follow at Alae Cemetery. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brother, Yoshio Osaki; five nephews and one niece. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii, Honolulu.
Kaoru Okamura, 87, of Pahoa died Sept. 22 in Keaau. Born in Hoolehua, Molokai, he was a retired electrician for Molokai Electric and Maui Electric and a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Private services. Online condolences at: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughter, Marilynn (Patrick) Hoapili of Pahoa; sons, Mark Okamura of Pahoa and Marvin Okamura of Phoenix; one grandchild and two great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.
Lawrence “Larry” Ray Smith, 88, of Hilo, formerly of Maui, died Sept. 20 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Seaside, Ore., he was retired owner and manager of Westport Aquarium in Washington, member of Kinoole Baptist Church, Clam Diggers Union and U.S. Navy World War II veteran. Private services. Survived by wife, Evelyn Smith of Hilo; sons, Stephen (Denise) Lee Smith of Olympia, Wash., and David Bradford Smith of Haiku, Maui; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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