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• Ernest Alexander Smith
• Katsuko Matsuyama
Ernest Alexander Smith
Ernest Alexander Smith, of Hilo, died Aug. 17, 2007, at Hilo Medical Center
at the age of 88.
Born June 11, 1919, in Papaikou, HI, he was the retired Director of Purchasing for C. Brewer and Co. and former manager of Kilauea Sugar Co. He was a past-president of the Rotary Club of South Hilo (Tuesday Club), member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #9 (Puna), and President of the Ostomy Support Group for more than 26 years and was awarded the American Cancer Society’s Volunteer of the Year award in 2002.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 27, at the Church of the Holy Apostles in Hilo at 1407 Kapiolani Street. Casual attire is requested and that flowers be omitted. In lieu of memorial donations to the family, they request a donation be made to the Church of the Holy Apostles in memory of Ernest Alexander Smith.
He is survived by daughters Judith Rowan of Martinez, Calif., and Sandra Smith of Kilauea; sons Robert (Cecilia) Smith of Honaunau, Keith (Gail) Smith of Omao, Gary (Bebe) Smith of Kilauea and Jeffrey Smith of Kurtistown; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. in Hilo, HI.
Katsuko Matsuyama of Lihu‘e died Aug. 11, 2007, at Garden Island Healthcare Center. She was born Jan. 2, 1928, in Koloa.
She is survived by: husband Sueo “Joe” Matsuyama of Lihu‘e; daughters Debra (Kenneth) Okuno of Honolulu, Joni (Gilbert) Cabot of Puhi, and Iris (Chad) Manoi of ‘Ele‘ele; sisters Betty Oshiro of Honolulu, Madeline (Boxer) Matsuda of ‘Ele‘ele, and Alice (Paul) Kamiya of Kaneohe; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Yone Gushiken of Honolulu; nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit with the family at 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27, at Koloa Missionary Church, where memorial services will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m.
Casual attire is suggested.
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