Obituaries for January 8

Michael “Mike” Thomas Borer, 61, of Castle Rock, Colo., and Kailua-Kona died Dec. 27 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the retired president and CEO of Xcel Pharmaceutical Inc. Private services at a later date. Memorial donations to any charity of your choosing or the Hawaiian Hawksbill Conservation at Select “Turtle Research” when making your donation. Checks can be mailed to HAMER, PMB #175, 5095 Napilihau St. 109B, Lahaina, HI 96761. Survived by wife, Deanne Borer of Castle Rock; sons, Daniel (Deirdre) Borer and Michael (Brittany) Borer of Denver; daughter, Kelley (Jeff) Borer-Miller of Arlington, Mass.; six grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Yoshie Tanaka, 93, of Kealakekua died Dec. 30 at home. Born in Kainaliu, she was a housewife and member of Asahi Kumi, Daifukuji Orchid Club and Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Private services at a later date. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Karl Tanaka of Kealakekua and Keith Tanaka of Sydney, Australia; brother, Stanley (Sandra) Oshima of Kealakekua. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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