Obituaries for Sunday, September 18, 2011

• Isami Oshiro • Lawrence Miller  • Masei Higa • Enrique

Fernandez Sr. • Yoshitaka Takashiba

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.

Lawrence Miller

Lawrence “Larry” Miller of ‘Oma‘o died Aug. 16, 2011, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 66. Born on Nov. 22, 1944, in Redondo Beach, Calif., he was a self-employed auto mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Marie Miller.

He is survived by his wife, Jeri Miller of Omao, Kaua‘i; sons, Beau (Thao) Miller, of Honolulu; Guy Miller of Omao, Kaua‘i; sisters, Linda (Craig) Christensen of Carmel, Calif., and Lisa (Rick) Saria of Arcata, Calif., and two grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held on Sept. 25, 2011, at 2 p.m. in Po‘ipu at Prince Kuhio Park. A paddle out will follow. Family requests that any donations in Larry’s memory be made to Surfrider Foundation of Kaua‘i or Malama Maha‘ulepu or Hale ‘Opio.

Masei Higa

Masei Higa, formerly of Koloa, died Aug. 21, 2011 at the Garden Island Health Care in Lihu‘e at age 107. Born at Aza Gushikawa, Okinawa, Japan, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her sons, Pete, Richard, Roy and George, and daughter, Jean Anbe.

Private Services were held. No monetary offerings.

Arrangements are made by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary.

Enrique Fernandez Sr.

Enrique Madrid Fernandez Sr. of Kekaha died Sept. 11, 2011, at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital at age 66. Born July 15, 1945, in the Philippines, he was a laborer for Kekaha Sugar Company.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Francisco and Rosaline Fernandez, and his wife, Margarita Fernandez.

He is survived by his wife, Evangeline Fernandez; daughter, Marites (Paul) Zina; son, Enrique (Daphne) Fernandez, Jr.; three grandchildren, Steven and Haley Zina and Enrique Fernandez III; brothers, Irenio (Rosalina) Fernandez, Reynaldo Fernandez, Rolly (Betty) Fernandez, Rudy (Maida) Fernandez and Rely (Donna) Fernandez; sisters, Gabriella (Ludivico) Ramiscal, Erlinda (Amor) Sagucio, Glory (Gerardo) Aceret, Yolanda (Julius) Corpuz, Lydia (Nelson) Villanueva and Marlyn (Mike) Stoner; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, at St. Theresa’s Church in Kekaha. Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m.; burial to follow at Kekaha public cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Yoshitaka Takashiba

Yoshitaka Takashiba of Kona died Aug. 22, 2011, at Life Care Center of Kona at age 98. Born in Captain Cook, he retired as a coffee and macadamia nut farmer.

He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Alberta Takashiba of Kaua‘i; daughters, Karen (Herbert) Shimabukuro of Pearl City, Molly Takashiba of Captain Cook and Laura (Norman) Ikehara of Mililani; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is scheduled on Sept. 25 at Kona Honpa Hongwanji. Visitation is at 3 p.m. with service to follow at 4 p.m. Aloha attire is suggested, no flowers. 

Arrangements are made by Borthwick Hawai‘i Funeral Home, Hilo.

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