Obituaries for Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Michael Cipriano Otoman

Michael Cipriano Otoman passed away at age 73 on July 12, 2021 in Ewa Beach, O‘ahu.

He was born on May 16, 1948 in Waimea. He retired from the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands as a lieutenant in the Security Department. He was a recipient of a Bronze Star and Purple Heart while serving in the 2nd Squadron 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by parents Cipriano and Sachie Otoman, brother Sidney Nishiyama and sister Sherry Ann Otoman.

He is survived by wife Marynel Flojo Otoman and son Gian Michael Otoman, both of Ewa Beach, O‘ahu, brothers Gene (Elaine) Otoman of Waimea and David and Joseph Otoman of Kekaha, sisters Judy (Guy) Fujita of Waimea and Lisa (Robin) Murayama of Niumalu, and numerous nieces, grandnieces, nephews, grandnephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life is Monday, Aug. 23, at O‘ahu Mortuary at 9 a.m., with viewing at 10 a.m. and service with lunch to follow. Respecting his wishes, he will be laid to rest at the National Memorial Cemetery of The Pacific (Punchbowl) at 1 p.m.

A celebration of life on Kaua‘i will be determined at a later date.

O‘ahu Cemetery and National Memorial Cemetery of The Pacific are assisting the family with arrangements.

Eunice Midori Olivas

Eunice Midori Olivas passed away on Aug. 3, 2021, at the age of 74, in Honolulu.

She was born on March 12, 1947 in Lihu‘e. She was a retired teacher of Kalaheo School.

She was preceded in death by husband Athmore Dexter Olivas and son Kyle Athmore Olivas.

She is survived by son Jon Olivas of Kalaheo, daughter Jamie (Justin Shanks) Olivas of Kapa‘a, daughter-in-law Aisha Olivas of Mililani, hanai daughter/niece Christie Olivas of Kalaheo, grandchildren Keenan “Nohili” Olivas, Kyren “Wa‘a” Olivas, Kala‘i Chong, Makoa Chong, Kaimana Chong, Makali‘i Chong and Nickolaus Olivas, parents Minoru and Kiyoko Kubota, brothers Jerry (Caleen) Kubota of Kapa‘a, Allan (Nelly) Kubota of Utah, Kenneth (Cheryl) Kubota of Kapa‘a and Bobbie (Lyn) Kubota of Wailua, sisters Bernice (Roy) Hashimoto of ‘Ele‘ele and Joyce (Glen-deceased) Kaneshiro of Honolulu, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services are Saturday, Aug. 28, at Garden Island Mortuary, with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by a celebration of life. The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing and face masks are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.


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