Obituaries for July 22
John J. Lujan, 69, of Pahoa died July 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired carpenter. Visitation at 10 a.m. Saturday with 11:30 a.m. funeral service at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home in Hilo. Honolulu services pending. No flowers. Survived by wife, Angelina Lujan of Pahoa; sons, James Lujan of Honolulu, Jesse Lujan of Honolulu, Jason Lujan of Pahoa and Aaron Lujan of Pahoa; stepdaughter, Jainette (Miles) Iwasaki of Honolulu; brother, Micheal Lujan of Honolulu; sister, Christina Taite of Honolulu; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Masato “Masa” Tamura, 88, of Hilo died July 3 at home. Born in Kapoho, he was a retired construction laborer for S. K. Oda Construction. Visitation at 3 p.m. Saturday with 4 p.m. memorial service at Hilo Hongwanji. Survived by wife, Tsuruyo Tamura of Hilo; sons, Bob Tamura of Hilo, Gerry (Sheila) Tamura of Hilo and Thomas (Debby) Tamura of Maryland; sisters, Hatsue Carvalho, Carol Okiuye and Shizue Sanekane of Hilo; brother-in-law Kinji Suzuki of Honolulu; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Alana Taylor, 64, of Captain Cook, died July 10 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Salt Lake City, she was caregiver, nurse’s aide and a former group home advisor for Kona Krafts. Visitation at 8 a.m. Aug. 9 at Puka’ana Congregational Church. Service at 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Survived by life partner, John Spencer of Captain Cook; brother, Paul (Robyn) Taylor of Clearfield, Utah; hanai sons, Nathan Spencer of Keauhou Mauka and Shaun (Kanoe Crivello) Spencer of Kealakekua; hanai daughter, Leilani (Henry Kahananui, Jr.) Spencer of Captain Cook; eight hanai grandchildren; one hanai great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii. For information, call 808-895-8859.
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