Glenn Kalanipono Akana, 69, of Kailua-Kona died July 22 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a truck driver for Conen’s Freight Transport until his retirement in 2019 and a member of Kealaokamalamalama Congregational Church. Services will be held at a later date. Survived by mother, Gladys Akana of Ewa Beach, Oahu; sister, Meredith Akana of Honolulu; brother, Reuben Akana of Kailua-Kona; three nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Seiko Kaneshiro, 95, of Hilo died July 29 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kukuihaele, he was a taro farmer, retired proprietor of The Waipio Poi Factory, a member of Hui Uruma, Honokaa Hongwanji Kyodan, instructor of the Seigi Kwan Judo Club and founder of the Ono Ono Poi softball team. Public memorial service will be held at a later date. Survived by wife, Sadako Kaneshiro of Hilo; sons, Lloyd (Moana) Kaneshiro of Hilo and Grant (Jade) Kaneshiro of Honolulu; daughters, Adele (Takashi) Enomoto of Kailua-Kona, Roxane Kaneshiro-Sasaki and Iris (Keith) Ito of Honolulu; sister, Takeko Inouye of San Francisco; sister-in-law, Misa Kaneshiro of Hilo; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Margie Tsuyono Omuro, 96, of Keaau died July 22 at a private care home in Hilo. Born in Wailuku, she was a retired secretary for the ILWU and a member of the Taishoji Soto Mission. Private services held. No flowers and no koden. Survived by daughter, Naomi (Ernest) Tamashiro of Kapaa, Kauai; son, Alan (Ann) Omuro of Hilo; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.