Obituaries for December 11

Toshiko Kato, 94 of Honolulu died Nov. 7 in Honolulu. Born in Kohala, she was a retired cafeteria baker for Kohala High and Elementary Schools and former member of Kohala Jodo Mission. Private family service held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Stanley (Nora) Kato, Roy (Dolorita) Kato, Rex (Mary) Kato and Roger (Debra) Kato; daughters, Janice Kato and Rae (Glenn) Matsuo; brother, Shotoku Nakasato; sisters, Tomie Miyashiro and Janet Kimura; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Henry R. Menino, 85, of Hilo died Dec. 5 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a sales representative for Amfac and owned the former M’s Electronics. Private services held. Online condolences: Survived by brother, Gary (Liza) Menino of Hilo; nieces, Khristina (Michael) Medeiros of Fort Collins, Colo., and Dhonna (Jesse) Houston of Keaau; nephew, David Menino of Boston; cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.


Robert Takashi Michioka, 60, of Hilo died Dec. 5 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Lihue, Kauai, he was an employee of Nick’s Garage and Hilo Hawaiian Hotel and member of HGEA Mixed Handicap, Wednesday Night Mixed League, Friday Night Trio and Hilo AJA bowling leagues. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Monday (Dec. 17) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Lyndie Michioka of Hilo; brothers, Stanley (Shirley Viquelia) Michioka of Hanapepe, Kauai, Melvin Michioka of Lihue and Gary (Judy) Michioka of Kapaa, Kauai; sister, Mary (Ken) Fuji of Mililani, Oahu; sisters-in-law, Leilyn (Lyle) Kauihou of Honolulu and LeeAnn (Tad) Ishihara of Hilo; brother-in-law, Ernest (Ashlee) Miyasaki of Hilo; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Elizabeth “Girlie” Miller, 77, of Kaneohe, Oahu, died Nov. 14 in Kaneohe. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and mother, traveler and 1960 graduate of St. Joseph High School. Visitation 9:30-11:15 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 15) at St. Ann’s Church in Kaneohe. Burial service 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park in Kaneohe. Celebration of life 2 p.m. at Royal Hawaiian Golf Club Alii Ballroom in Kailua, Oahu. Aloha attire; no flowers. Condolences Survived by husband, William “Bill” Miller; sons, Marlon (Susan) Miller of Hilo, Markham (Sophie) Miller of Mililani, Oahu, Bradley (Cheryl) Miller and Mitchell (Sumea) Miller of Kaneohe; seven grandchildren. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.


Clement Roger Zierke, 83, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 2 at home. Born in Marshfield, Wis., he was a computer system analyst for Weyerhaeuser Wood Products, substance abuse counselor at Castle Medical Center and Konawaena High School, court substance abuse assessor, owner of Kalaoa Water Co., dispatch manager for Papillon Helicopters and Hawaii Foliage Landscape Co., and Green Bay Packers shareholder. Visitation 9:30-10 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 15) at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Mass at 10 a.m. Gathering to follow at Zierke’s home. Casual attire; no flowers. Memorial donations to Bridge House, P.O. Box 2489, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by wife, Ellen Zierke of Kailua-Kona; son, Tim Zierke of Wonder Lake, Ill.; daughters, Kelly (alan) Zanona of Chicago and Carla Kosmach of Wonder Lake; hanai son, Michael (Rhonda) Pondela of Kailua-Kona; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The late Momoe Yamamoto was a retired head accountant for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. Incorrect information was originally submitted and appeared in an obituary published Saturday.

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