BARBARA F. FUNAMURA Barbara F. Funamura of Koloa passed away at the age of 78 on May 12, 2016 at home. She was born in Lihue on April 1, 1938 and was a nutritionists and entrepreneur as well as the originator of the "spam musubi." She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Hanako Fujita; sons, Stanley and Daniel Funamura II; and sister Lurene Ota. Barbara is survived by her husband, Dan Funamura; son, Mark of Koloa; daughter, Joni (Rodney) Funamura-Sasil of Lihue; grand-daughter, Justice Funamura-Sasil of Lihue; brother, Calvin (Arlene) Fujita of Wailua; sister, Linda Fujita of Honolulu; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A Celebration of Barbara's Life will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Hanapepe Hongwanji. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with services to follow at 11 o'clock. Casual attire is suggested and flowers are being declined. Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
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