Obituaries for May 23

Fumio Oshiro, 87, of Hilo died April 29 at home. Born in Glenwood, he was retired from Hawaiian Airlines and a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Anela Nani Kumiai. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Donn (Karen) Oshiro of Lake Forest Park, Wash.; sisters, Elsie Oshiro of Honolulu and Naomi (Benjamin) Sakuma of Pearl City, Oahu; sister-in-law, Nobuko Oshiro of Mililani, Oahu; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Harriet Leilani Pacheco, 79, of Keaau died May 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born on Maui, she was a baker and owner of the former Punahele Bakery Shop and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Private services held. Survived by sons, William Branco of Kona and Herman Pacheco of Honolulu; daughters, Tammy Branco of Honolulu, Peggy Pacheco and Lisa (Michael) Turpen of Hilo; 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jeraldine Kuulei Kaheiki Spencer, 71, of Hilo died May 3 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker, bowled on the “Up Yours” Women’s League at the former Hilo Lanes Bowling Alley and other leagues, played softball for the Woody’s team and paddled for Hui Wa‘a O Waiakea Canoe Club, co-founded Panaewa Rainforest Buncos social dice team and was president of her personal team, Xtreme Buncos. and enjoyed playing paiute. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Friday (May 28) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by sons, Richard (Akalina) Spencer and Charles Spencer of Hilo, Kaipo Spencer of Volcano; daughters, Norma (Eddie B.) Barco of Keaau, Ardis (Chris Sr.) Eblacas, Kera Ann Spencer, Keri Lee Spencer, Kaya Lyn Spencer and Kanoelani (Joseph) Nelson of Hilo; brothers, Francis (O’tillie) Kaheiki of Tacoma, Wash., George (Kathleen) Kaheiki of Hilo and Steven Kaheiki of Hayward, Calif.; sisters, Rose Marie Chu of Hayward, Calif., and Bernadette Roberts of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Charles K. Mahoe, Jr. of Pahoa and Fred Spencer of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Stella Kekaualua-Newman of Hemet, Calif., Ramona Kaheiki of Covington, Wash., Carilynne Cosma of Kailua-Kona and Ida Oliveira of Kaneohe, Oahu; 24 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; two aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Miyoko Taira, 89, of Hilo died May 14 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired cook and assistant cafeteria manager for Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council at St. Joseph Schools, member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Hui Okinawa. Visitation 1-2 p.m. Saturday (May 29) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Private funeral service to follow. Casual attire. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by son, Gordon Taira of Hilo; daughters, Donna Taira and Patti (Jon Tokuuke) Taira-Tokuuke of Hilo; sisters, Grace Isa of Honolulu, Shigeko Hirano of Hilo and Ellen (Clifford) Mikasa of Torrance, Calif.; brothers, Stanley Nishihara of Hilo and Royden (Rose) Nishihara of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Sue Hasama of Honolulu and Janet Shima of Virginia; brother-in-law, Gary “Hisa” (Jane) Taira of Cypress, Calif.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kazue “Kay” Murakami Tanimoto, 101, of Hilo died March 17, 2020, at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired book binder for Hilo Printers, the only surviving member of a family business established in 1949. She also was a member of Taishoji Soto Mission, Yamaguchi Kenjinkai and was a 4-H leader. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday (May 29) at Taishoji Soto Mission, 275 Kinoole St. in Hilo. Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Seating is limited. Social distancing and face masks required. Survived by daughters, Carol Ann (Susumu) Ikeda, Gweyn Eckart and Iris (James “Tiger”) Makin of Hilo; sister, Haruye Hagiwara of Kaneohe, Oahu; sisters-in-law, Mildred Murakami and Marge Kanemitsu of Hilo, Myrtle Chiseko Nakasato of Kailua, Oahu; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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