Obituaries for Friday, September 13, 2002

Sumiko Hamabata, Lillian Yamada, Kameyo Funamura

Sumiko Hamabata

Sumiko Arashiro Hamabata founder and owner of the Green Garden Restaurant in Hanapepe, Kaua’i, died at home on Sept 10, 2002.

Botn to Jinso and Uto Arashiro in Kapaa on Oct. 12, 1921, Mrs. Hamabata was educated at Kekaha Elementary, Hawaii Mission Academy and Waimea High School.

Mrs. Hamabata was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Kenji Hamabata, and eldest son, Michaelson Yukio Hamabata. She is survived by sons, Mitchell Hamabata and Matthews Hamabata and daughters, Gwen and Marla Hamabata, and hanai daughter, Kelli Nishimura Minatoya.

She is also survived by brothers, Yone Arashiro and Take Arashiro and sister, Natsuko Matsuda; her Aunty Yamasato, sisters-in-law, Tome (Kenneth) Arashiro, Gladys (Richard) arashiro, and many nephews, nieces and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, at the Hanapepe United Church of Christ; service officiated by Pastor Mitchell Young will begin at 4 p.m. Casual attire is suggested

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Lillian Yamada

Lillian Asako Yamada of Kapaa, Kauai, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Sept. 10, 2002, at the age of 92.

Born in Lawai, Kauai on Oct. 10, 1909, she was a housewife.

She is survived by two sons, Allen (Helen) Yamada of Kapaa, Kauai and Wayne (Arlene) Yamada of Castro Valley, CA; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Kenji Doi of Honolulu, Oahu; sister, Emi (John) Schaefer of Kalaheo, Kauai; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service has been scheduled at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handed by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Kameyo Funamura

Kameyo Funamura of Koloa, Kauai, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Sept. 7, 2002, at the age of 96. Born in Jigozen, Hiroshima, Japan, on July 30, 1906, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by two daughters, Dora (Tsutomu) Kawate of Koloa, Kauai and Florence (Minoru) Shimokawa of Lihu’e, Kaua’i; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services were held. Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


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