March 4, 2016
Sumio Shitabata, 83, of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, a retired Laupahoehoe Sugar Co. diesel mechanic, an Army veteran and co-owner of Papaaloa Store, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Asako; sons Roy S. and Eddie M.; brothers Takio, Albert and Earl; sisters Mitsuko Isono, Mildred Endo and June Shitabata; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. April 9 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased