Obituaries for April 9

Hiroko “Sally” Gusukuma Nagata, 93, of Hilo died March 21 in Hilo. Born in Ninole, she was a retired secretary for the former Food Fair Supermarket and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Hilo Okinawan Cultural Club. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brother, Masanobu (Yoshiko) Gusukuma of Oahu; sisters, Toshiko Uchima and Yasu Sugiyama of Laupahoehoe; sisters-in-law, Yoshiko Gusukuma of Pepeekeo, Florance Nagata of Gardena, Calif., and Suyeko Leu of Kaneohe, Oahu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Royden Mitsuto Okunami, 86, of Hilo died April 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kohala, he was a retired Prudential insurance agent, member of Kaumana Terrace Kumiai, Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Hilo Hoyukai, Hawaii AJA Memorial Baseball League and was the public address voice for Hilo High School Vikings athletics. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Sue Okunami of Hilo; sons, Scott (Kathy) Okunami of Irvine, Calif., and Peter (Rae Ann) Okunami of Mililani, Oahu; daughter, Roanne (Clint) Hinahara of Aiea, Oahu; brother, Gary (Mitsuko) Okunami of Sacramento, Calif,; brother-in-law, William Honzaki of Kaneohe, Oahu; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Morris Keiichi Ota, 89, of Holualoa died March 27 at home. Born in North Kona, he was an engineer for the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, member of Daifukuji Soto Mission, Mixed Bowling League team and coach in the Kona Lions Club basketball league. Services at a later date. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by companion, Judy De Mello of Holualoa; sisters, Doris (Raymond) Yanagi of Holualoa, Winifred Yamagata of Kealakekua and Sandra Ota of Holualoa; brothers, Leonard Ota of Lakewood, Calif., and Vernon Ota of Kaneohe, Oahu; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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