Feb. 20, 2014
Robert Akiyoshi Watanabe, 78, of Pukalani, Maui, a NOAA National Weather Service Pacific Region employee, died at home under hospice care. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Marlene, daughters Colleen Sword and Michele Buck, stepsons Mihdi and Quddus Ajimine, stepdaughter Emiko Joy, brother Stan, sister Sue and nine grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mantokuji Soto Mission of Paia. In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations suggested to a favorite charity or to help someone in need. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.