Aug. 10, 2011
Helen Chieko Yoshimi, 76, of Honolulu, a retired chief of the office of health care assurance at the state Department of Health, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Garret T.; daughters Nanette H. Yoshimi and Lynelle K. McKay; brothers Robert and Thomas Kawachika; sisters Hatsumi Yoshimura and Ellen and Connie Kawachika; and three grandchildren. Private services.