Obituaries for Sunday, November 16, 2008

• Hiroshi Tateishi

• Marcelo Oyamot

Hiroshi Tateishi

Hiroshi Tateishi died Nov. 8, 2008 at Wilcox Hospital at the age of 84.

Born May 6, 1924 in Lawai, he was a retired general manager for Hawaiian Fruit Preserving Co.

Preceeded in death by son Guy Tateishi.

Survived by wife Aster Tateishi of Kalaheo; daughters Fay Tateishi of Kalaheo, Diane Kent of Kalaheo, Toni (Darrell) Uchima of Caifornia, Laurie Tateishi of Kalaheo, Ellen (Floyd Yoshimoto) Tateishi of Hilo; brother Stanley (Chieko) Tateishi of Honolulu; sister Doris Shimaoka of Kekaha; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held Nov. 21, 2008 at Kaua‘i Veterans Center in Lihu‘e with viewing from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Services begin at 7 p.m. with cremation to follow.

The family graciously declines flowers.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Tateishi family with arrangements.

Marcelo Oyamot

Marcelo “Marcie” Oyamot died Oct 20, 2008, at Pali Momi Hospital at the age of 80.

Born Oct, 12, 1928 in Makaweli, Kaua‘i, he was a retired heavy equipment operator.

Survived by brothers Dick Oyamot of O‘ahu, Lucky Oyamot, of Kaua‘i; sister Gloria Oyamot of Kaua‘i; children Clifton (Editha) Oyamot Sr., Glenn (Yvonne) Oyamot Sr., Rochelle (Timothy) Yorong, Keith (Anna) Oyamot Sr., Donna Kehau (Chuckie) Maeha, Karen (Lance) Gurtiza, Alex Blanco, Tanya (Blaine) Guriza; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and neices.

 Visitation will be at 5 p.m. at St. Philomena’s Catholic Church, Salt Lake O‘ahu. Blessing of his ashes and service follow at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests giving blood donations in memory of the deceased through the Hawaii Blood Bank. Donor cards available at the church.

A celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. at the Grove Room, Waimea Plantation Cottages on Nov. 22, 2008. Aloha attire is requested. A private scattering of his ashes will be done at K-1 beach.

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