Obituaries Tuesday, March 6, 2007

• Harry Akira Miyake

• May Yamamoto


Harry Akira Miyake

Harry Akira Miyake of Lihu‘e, died March 1, 2007, at the age of 87.

Born March 29, 1929, on Kaua‘i, he was the retired owner and operator of a restaurant.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Makie Miyake, of Lihu‘e; daughters Bette (Gib) Gibson and Lorene (Mike) Blaser, both of California; sons Larry (Debbie) Miyake of California and Paul (Rachel) Miyake of Lihu‘e; sister Lillian Miyake; and brother Roy Miyake.

Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, March 9, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m.

A celebration of his life will follow the service.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


May Yamamoto

May Sayoko Yamamoto of Lihu‘e, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Feb. 27, 2007, at the age of 78. Born in Holualoa, Hawai‘i on June 5, 1928, she was an office manager with the County of Kaua‘i.

She is survived by sons Roland (Robin) Yamamoto of Redmond, Wash., and Grant (Cynthia) Yamamoto of Hanama‘ulu; daughter Audrey Abe of Honolulu, O‘ahu; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Milton (Laverne) Morikami of Hilo, Morris Morikami of Kona, and Melvin (Carolyn) Morikami of Honolulu, O‘ahu; sister Daisy (Alvin) Suezaki of Kona; brother-in-law George Halili; sister-in-law Mildred Morikami; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with family from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel; service officiated by Rev. George Maeda will begin at 3 p.m. Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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