Obituaries for Sept. 2, 2016

• Sidney Yoji Nishiyama • Robert Yutaka Fujimoto Sr. • Melvin Oie Quon Dang • Dennis “Pot” Watanabe

Sidney Yoji Nishiyama

Born May 5, 1946 and raised in Kekaha. Sidney passed away on Aug. 6, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Washington.

He is preceded in death by his sister Sherry-Ann.

He is survived by wife Carmelita, children Sheri-Ann, Ana-Lea, Kenneth, and Terry Nishiyama. Also, parents Cipriano and Sachie Otoman, brothers Michael (Marynel) Otoman, Gene (Elaine) Otoman, David Otoman, Joseph Otoman, sisters Judy (Guy) Fujita, Lisa (Robin) Murayama and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

There will be a celebration of life on Sept. 3, 2016 at St. Theresa’s Church in Kekaha.

Visitation with family from 9 to 10 a.m. with service to follow at 10 a.m.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.

Robert Yutaka Fujimoto Sr.

Robert Yutaka Fujimoto Sr., 81, passed away on Aug. 15, 2016 in Aiea.

Born on April 24, 1935 in Hanamaulu, he was a former supervisor for the Honolulu City & County.

He is survived by his wife, Daisy W. Fujimoto, sons, Robert Fujimoto Jr., Sean Fujimoto Sr. Shane Fujimoto, daughters, Keliinani Eberhart, Kanani Alos, brother, George Minoru Fujimoto, 15 grandchildren & 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m.

Leis welcome and aloha attire suggested.

Melvin Oie Quon Dang

Melvin Oie Quon Dang passed away on August 8, 2016 in Honolulu, HI.

Born on December 17, 1919 in Waimea, Kauai, HI, he was a retired major appliance division manager for Sears Roebuck & Company-Ala Moana.

He is survived by his wife Eleanor Fong Dang, son, Sherman (Carolyn) Dang, daughters, Vivian (Howard) Todo & Sharon (Wesley) Sahara, six grandchildren & three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements held by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

Private services to be held.

Dennis “Pot” Watanabe

Dennis “Pot” Watanabe, 71, of Kapa‘a, Kauai, died at Straub Medical Center in Honolulu. Dennis is a retiree of the State of Hawaii, Airport Division. He is survived by daughter, Denise Paaga; son, Derek Watanabe; brother, Wayne Watanabe; sisters, Karen Nakano, Jean Kinoshita, and Gail Sagara; and three grandchildren, Kristen and Braden Watanabe and Courtney Paaga, who were his pride and joy. Private Family Service to be held Oct. 1, 2016.


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