May 24, 2013
Helen Ayame Hirata, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Royal Trading Co. packer, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Howard K., daughters Janet S. Pentz and Patricia R. Hirata, brothers Kenji and Thomas Sumida, sister Jean S. Takumi, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.