Obituaries for Tuesday, June 12, 2007

• Michael Shimizu

• Howard Jesus Santos

• Loretta “Lori” Santos

• Howard Date


Michael Shimizua

Michael Kenji Shimizu of Lihu‘e died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on June 6, 2007, at the age of 52.

Born in Lihu‘e, on Aug. 24, 1954, he was preceded in death by parents Kenneth and Yoshie Shimizu; and siblings, Kathleen Kaohi and Allen Shimizu.

He is survived by brothers Raymond (Susan) Shimizu of Villa Park, Calif. and Glenn (Millie) Shimizu of Torrance, Calif.; sisters Edith (Robert) Harada of Gardena, Calif. and Lillian (Kerry) Yokoyama of Waimea.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, at the Hanapepe Hongwanji Temple. Casual attire is suggested and flowers omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Howard Jesus Santos

Howard Jesus Santos of Kahului, Maui; formerly of Kailua, O‘ahu and Kapa‘a, died May 31, 2007, at the age of 80.

Born May 27, 1927, in Honolulu, he was a retired pipefitter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He was survived by his wife Loretta; sons John and Howard Jr.; daughter Kathleen Best; 10 grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, where a prayer service will be at 9:30 a.m. Entombment at 10:30 a.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park Cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.


Loretta “Lori” Santos

Loretta “Lori” Frances Santos of Kahului, Maui, and formerly of Kailua, O‘ahu, and Kapa‘a, died June 10, 2007, at Wailuku, Maui, at the age of 72.

Born Oct. 4, 1934, in Honolulu, she was a retired medical secretary.

She is survived by son John and Howard Santos Jr.; daughter Kathleen Best; mother Alice Caires; brothers James and Urban (Skip) Caires, sister Betsy Hall; 10 grandchildren and four step-grandchilden.

Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, where a prayer service will be at 9:30 a.m. Entombment at 10:30 a.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park Cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.


Howard Date

Howard Sekio Date of Waimea died at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital on May 23, 2007, at the age of 89.

Born in Waimea on Feb. 9, 1918 he was a comptroller with Kekaha Sugar Company.

He is survived by his wife Grace Tai Date; son Howard H. (Sarah) Date of Waimea; daughters Charlotte K. Date of Mililani, O‘ahu, and Trudy T. Uechi (Dr. Michael Uechi) of Aiea, O‘ahu; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services were private.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.

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