Obituaries for Tuesday, November 25, 2008

• Harold Nishimoto

• Byron Kaohi

• Alvin Kauila Chang

Harold Nishimoto

Harold Tetsuo Nishimoto died at Garden Isle Healthcare on Nov. 13, 2008, at the age of 84.

Born on August 1, 1924 in Waipahu, Hawai‘i, he was a retired mechanic with the U.S. Army.

Preceded in death by wife Ruth Y. Nishimoto; brothers Shigeto, Fred and Sadao Nishimoto.

Survived by sons Nathan (Candace) Nishimoto of Orange County Calif. and Dr. Craig (Annette) Nishimoto of Kalaheo; brother Robert (Ellen) Nishimoto; sisters Stella (Robert) Tsuchida, Carol (Mitsuo) Oyama, Jane (Herbert) Uyeno, Mitsue (Takao) Sato and Helen (Carl) Shimoda; sisters-in-law Violet Nishimoto and Ethyl Nishimoto; four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family at 9:30 a.m. with service to follow at 10 a.m. on Dec. 2 at Mililani Mortuary-Mauka Chapel. Burial at 11:30 a.m.

Arrangements are handled by Garden Island Mortuary and Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Byron Kaohi

Byron Hemolele Kaohi died Nov. 17, 2008, at Queen’s Medical Center at the age of 53.

Born Jan. 20, 1955, in Lihu‘e, he was a freight clerk for Young Brothers.

Survived by wife Heidi Kaohi; sons Kelsey Ekela Kaohi, Kendall Kalua-Mori Kaohi; daughter Traci Lynn Kaohi; grandson Jonah; parents Clarence and Lillian Kaohi; sisters Ella Kaohi and JoAnn Livingston.

Visitation from 9 a.m. followed by memorial services at 10 a.m. on Nov. 29 at Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church.

The family requests no flowers.

Hosoi Garden Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Alvin Kauila Chang

Alvin Kauila Chang died on Nov. 19, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lewiston, Idaho. He was 87.

Born April 30, 1921, in Waimea, he was a retired educator.

Preceed in death by mother Nora Kahaleole Chang, father Yau Chang, sisters, Juanita Hoon Quon Mundon and Frances Hung Lin Akana; brothers Wah Hung Chang, Benjamin Kahaleole Chang, Kenneth Chang and Bonnie Wah Chuck Chang; and daughter-in-law Paula Leilani Chang.

Survived by wife Ellen Miller; sons Curtis Makanaaloha Chang, Kenneth Mikiola Chang, daughter Joyce Hauoli Shasteen, half-brother Melton Chang; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 1 at Congregational-Presbyterian Church in Lewiston, Idaho. There will also be a luncheon.

The family suggests donations be made in Alvin’s honor to Hawaiian student scholarship fund, Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation, 567 South King St. Suite 160, Honolulu, HI 96813.


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