Obituaries for Monday, September 29, 2008

• Shoki Yamauchi

• Lillian Yamasaki

• Ruth Gong

Shoki Yamauchi

Shoki Yamauchi of Lawa‘i died Sept. 24, 2008, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 93. He was born in Koloa.

He is survived by son Roy Yamauchi of Goleta, Calif.; daughters Marjorie Yamauchi of Honolulu, June Lee of San Antonio, Texas, and Carolyn Ikegami of Culver City, Calif.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother Fred Yamauchi of Honolulu; and sister Evelyn Miyashiro of Honolulu.

Friends may visit with the family from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel; service begins at 3 p.m.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.

Lillian Yamasaki

Lillian U. Yamasaki of Kekaha died Aug. 26, 2008, at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital at the age of 94. Born July 1, 1914, in Waimea, she was a dressmaker and narrator for Robert’s Hawaii and Smith’s Boat Tour.

She is survived by son Keith (Diane) Yamasaki of Kaneohe, O‘ahu; daughters Harriet Kahihikolo of Honolulu and Joan (Robert) Ouye of California; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Services were private.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.

Ruth Gong

Ruth Malia “Chu-Chu” Gong of San Francisco, Calif., died Sept. 19, 2008, at the age of 71.

She is survived by husband Eddy Gong; daughters Primrose K. “Noe” (Norman) Hookano of Makaweli, Rev. Bertxandria “Sandy” (Moses) Keale of Anahola, Lovelan “Lovey” (Kaipo) Napoleon of Wailua; stepdaughters Jennifer (Thuan Nong) Gong Lee of South San Francisco, Calif, Olive (Roy Johnston) Gong of San Francisco, Calif.; stepson Matthew (Rose Ann) Gong of Pacifica, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family during a celebration of her life at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, at the Lucy Wright Park in Waimea. Services will commence at 5:30 p.m. officiated by Rev. Wayne A.K. Vidinha of Ke Akua Mana Church.


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