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 www.HAMERinHawaii.org. 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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