96, of No. Kohala passed away peacefully on August 30, 2017 at St. Therese Residential Care in Buena Park, California. She was a homemaker in Halaula, HI, a creative seamstress, wonderful cook and always had a smile. She is predeceased by her husband Shintoku of 74 years and daughters Jane and Georgianne Kise. She is survived by her daughters Barbara (Gus) Arguello, Cynthia (Warren) Matsuda, 6 grandchildren, 6 great grand-children, sibling Nobuichi Katekawa and many nephews and nieces. Memorial celebrations for both Shintoku and Harue will be on September 30, 2017, 10:30 a.m. at Kohala Jodo Mission in Kapaau, HI. No Koden. Donations can be made to: Project Kokoro Crafts, 909 S. Dale Ave., Anaheim, CA 92804.
He graduated from Waialua High School in 1956, served 12 years with the Hawaii National Guard missile unit, and retired from GTE Hawaiian Tel/Verizon after 31 years.
He is survived by his wife, Amy; son, Michael; three grandsons, Daemon, Pono, Anthony; brothers, Richard (Momi), Lawrence (Wanda); sisters, Julita (Ray) Ford, Janet Stephens, and many nieces and nephews.
The remembrance and celebration of his life will begin at 9 AM, Thursday, September 21, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Church in Waipahu, with Mass at 11 AM. Burial services will follow in Kaneohe at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery, Hillcrest Section III at 2 PM.
Services will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary Downtown, Maunakea Chapel. Visitation: 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Service over ashes: 11:00 a.m. to noon. Reception to follow on Chapel lanai.