Obituaries for Jan. 22, 2016

• Carmen Mateo Bostick • Jean O. Murakami • Jerry Susumu Hashimoto Jr. • Franklin Leal Sullivan • Sheila Pi’ilani Freitas

Carmen Mateo Bostick

Carmen Mateo Bostick of Waimea, Kaua’i passed away at Kaua’i Veteran’s Memorial Hospital (KVMH) on Jan. 9, 2016 at the age of 80. Born on June 26, 1935, in Kilauea, Kaua’i, she was a retired educational assistant on the island of Kaua’i.

She is survived by her partner, Kevin McMahon; sons, JJ (Stephanie) Bostick of Kekaha, John (Joni) Bostick of Kekaha and Paul (Amanda Vegas) Bostick of Hanapepe; daughter, Cynthia (Michael Hallinan) Bostick of Makakilo, O’ahu; seven grandchildren, Dominic Bardi of Honolulu, Ariel Schaefer of Texas, Samantha Bostick of Kekaha, Galen Bostick of Hanapepe, Lexcy Bostick of Hanapepe, Kenui Bostick of Hanapepe, and Nakoa Bostick of Hanapepe; brothers, Barney (Jane) Mateo of Ele’ele, and Benny (Bea) Mateo of California; sisters, Mary (Ritchie) Gentry of California, Rose Michael of Kekaha, and Youngie (Dean) Akita of California; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of Carmen’s Life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2016 at the Waimea Sacred Hears of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church.

Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. with mass to follow at 10 a.m.

Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Jean O. Murakami

Jean Ozaki Murakami of Waimea passed away at KVMH on Jan. 10, 2016 at the age of 80. Born on June 14, 1935 in Waimea, she was an insurance claims clerk with Waimea Dispensary and a prep cook with Ishihara Market.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Minoru and Yukino Ozaki; and brothers, Allen Ozaki, Paul Ozaki, and Gary Ozaki.

Jean is survived by her husband, Shigeru Murakami; son, Ken (Alison Sakata) Murakami of Waimea; daughter, Lisa (Gordon) Tamura of Lihue; two grandchildren, Kaylee and Macy Tamura of Lihue; sister, Jane Takamura of Waimea; sister-in-law; Myrtle (John) Shinagawa of Waimea; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of Jean’s Life will be held on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 at the West Kauai Hongwanji – Waimea Temple. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. with services at 4 p.m.

The family requests casual attire.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Jerry Susumu Hashimoto Jr.

Jerry Susumu Hashimoto Jr. passed away at home on Jan. 2, 2016 at the age of 53. Born on July 13, 1962 in Virginia, he was a self employed construction worker.

He is preceded in death by his father, Jerry Susumu Hashimoto Sr.; and sister, Linda Robideaux.

Jerry is survived by his companion, Marla Shea; sons, Jerren (Ashley) Hashimoto of Nevada, Brysen Kuali’i of Lihue, and Aaron Marti of Maui; daughters, Jeanna Berry of Oklahoma, and Jaymelyn (Allen) Walsh of Oregon; five grandchildren; mother, Beverly Ann Hashimoto of Kapa’a; brother, Joseph (Candice) Hashimoto of O’ahu; and sisters, Leilani (Clifford) Mindoro of Kapa’a, and Sherri (Twayne) Cole of Kapa’a.

Friends may visit with the family at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Kapa’a on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Visitation will begin from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. with services to follow. Burial will be held at the Hanapepe Veteran’s Cemetery.

The family suggests casual attire and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Franklin Leal Sullivan

Franklin Leal Sullivan of Lihue, Kaua’i passed away at home on Jan. 19, 2016 at the age of 85.

Born on Jan. 23, 1930, in Hollywood, California, he was a Korean War Combat Veteran; a retired Major League Baseball Player with the Boston Red Sox, where he was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in November of 2008 for being the Pitcher from 1953 to 1960; and a member of the PGA where he was a Director of Golf for Kaua’i Surf, The Westin, and Puakea Golf Course.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Sullivan; sons, Michael (Leihina) Sullivan of Lihue and Mark Sullivan of North Carolina; two grandchildren; sister, Carol (Don) MacDonald of Redding, California; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held and the family is graciously declining flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Sheila Pi’ilani Freitas

Sheila Pi’ilani Freitas (Poko) of Hanapepe Valley, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Jan. 8, 2016 at the age of 48. Born on July 26, 1967 in Lihue, Hawai’i, she was a home caregiver with Endless Love Care.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Damien Freitas Jr.; is survived by her father, Damien Freitas Sr. and mother, Rebecca Kali; brother, Delbert (Vanessa Romo) Freitas of Kekaha; sisters, Diann (Keith) Delima Sr. of Ele’ele and Nicol (Dean) Nonaka of Hanapepe; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at the Sacred Hearts Church in Ele’ele on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with services to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be held at the Hanapepe Hawaiian Cemetery.

The family suggests casual attire and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Cory Michioka

Cory Michioka, 58, died Dec. 29, 2015 at his home in Springhill, LA.

He is survived by his daughter Jasmine Michioka Doria and granddaughter Jada. His parents Allen and Hilda Michioka, brother Blaine (Jeane) Michioka, sisters, Cheryl (Stan Okuhara) Michioka and Lauren Michioka.

He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, SSG Richwell Doria.

Visitation with the family will be 10-11:30 a.m. at Kauai Veterans Center on Saturday Jan. 30, 2016. Services to follow.

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