Obituaries for Sunday, September 11, 2011

• Isami Oshiro • Norman Nagao • Marcella Kuboyama • Jean


Isami Oshiro

Isami Oshiro of Hanama‘ulu died Aug. 30, 2011, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 95. Born May 28, 1916, he was a tire repairman with Lihu‘e Plantation.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kiyoko Muraoka; parents, Makaro and Kama Oshiro; and sisters, Chiyoko Tokuda and Kathleen Glauner.

He is survived by his sons, Dean (Marge) Oshiro of Honolulu and Ryan (Jan) Oshiro of Wailua Homesteads; brothers, Gene (Yuriko) Oshiro and Soei Oshiro, both of Hanama‘ulu; sisters, Marian Ikehara of Kapa‘a and Florence Meadors of Oklahoma; nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at Kapa‘a Jodo Mission; service will be held at 11 a.m. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Norman Nagao

Norman “Bobo” Nagao of Kapa‘a died Sept. 3, 2011, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 72. Born Jan. 18, 1939, in Waipouli, Kaua‘i, he was a supervisor for the State of Hawai‘i Highways Division.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Yoshio Nagao and Hisayo Ebesu Nagao.

He is survived by his companion, Cherie Hyde; sisters, Lorraine Oishi, Jane Rabot, Gladys Iha, Nancy (Allan) Nonaka and Afton Camat; numerous nieces, nephews, aunties and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary Chapel in Koloa. Visitation is at 9 a.m. with service at 10 a.m. Family suggest casual attire and a private scattering.

Arrangements are made by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary Koloa.

Marcella Kuboyama

Marcella “Marcy” Kuboyama of Kapa‘a died Aug. 30, 2011, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 78. Born in Hennepin, Minn., she was a dedicated wife, mother and astrologer.

She is survived by her husband, Kazuo; daughter, Lorry Kuboyama of Kapa‘a; son, Henry (Julie) Kuboyama of Arizona; sisters, Lavalle Kiyabu and Laverne Kiyabu of Kane‘ohe, O‘ahu, and Vivian Yamane of Kailua, O‘ahu; sister-in-law, Asa Fujimura of Lihu‘e; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services were held.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Kuboyama family with arrangements.

Jean Redira

Jean Refamonte Redira of California (formerly of Kaua‘i) died Aug. 21, 2011. Born May 19, 1937, on Kaua‘i, she was a homemaker.

She is survived her husband, Manny Redira; daughters, Pennae (Michael) Corbell, Gayle (Kerry) Lewis, Jill (Kris) Johnson, Melanie (Kenny) Mascis; sons, Kevin (Corrine) Redira, Robin (Gwen) Redira and John Redira; sisters, Janet (Ming) Largusa, Doris Refamonte, Beverly (Ed) Cuyo and Pearl (Raymond) Awana; brothers, Thomas (Josephine) Refamonte and Ronald (Koren) Refamonte; 14 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held.


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