Obituaries 08-03-19

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June Nakayama


June Nakayama of Kailua-Kona, died July 23, 2019, at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Ft. Ord, Calif., on May 19, 1965, she was a financial specialist for TSA.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Hawaii Big Game Fishing Clubhouse at Honokohau Harbor in Kailua-Kona. A celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. The family requests casual attire.

Survived by son, Cody Fujimoto of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Mikki Fujimoto of Kailua-Kona; companion, Curt Fujimoto of Kailua-Kona; father, Gilbert Nakayama of Kona; brothers, Jimmy (Debbie) Nakayama of Baltimore, MD., Conrad (Bobbie Ann) Hildebrand of Korea; sisters, Judy (Jerry) Barwell of Pennsylvania, Jeanette Nakayama of Texas, Jeri (Jerome) Acol of Kona, Joanie (Doug) Rhodes of Maryland, Jan (Mark) Shy of Kona; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

Stanley Namaye

Stanley Shoichi Namaye, 89, of Hilo and formerly of Kaneohe, died July 29, 2019, at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Wailuku, he was a retired Vice-President at Finance Factors, worked at Prime Kine, Inc., was a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

Friends may call 10–11 a.m. Aug. 8 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; memorial service at 11. Casual attire.

Survived by wife, Iris Namaye of Hilo; daughter, Gayle (Don) Yoshimoto of Camarillo, Calif.; son, Darren Namaye of New York City; two grandsons, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Eleanor Kuratsu

Eleanor Sayoko Kuratsu, 82, of Hilo, died July 2, 2019, in Folsom, Calif. Born Jan. 16, 1937, in Hilo, she was retired from Raytheon.

Private services were held.


Survived by daughters, Shana Kuratsu of Orangevale, Calif., Ronell (Craig) von Chance-Stutler of Folsom, Calif.; brothers, Donald Komatsu and Kenneth (Leatrice) Komatsu of Hilo; two grandsons, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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