Shizuko (Mom, Grandma, Grandma- ma) peacefully passed away on October 31, 2016 at home, just 2 1/2 months shy of her 104th birthday. She was born in Honolulu on January 16, 1913. Mom looked after her family generously with love, tender care and had a great sense of humor. Predeceased by her husband, Gunichi and sons, David and Ernest. She is survived by sons, Vernon (Ethel), Dennis (Katherine); daughters, Frances (Walter) Hirakawa, Mildred Makino, Inez (Kenneth) Koga; daughter-in-law, Ethel Yamamoto; sisters, Yoshiko Takemori, Shirley Iha; 12 grandchildren; 19 great- grandchildren; 8 great-great- grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff of St. Francis Hospice, especially Dr. Naomi Morita and Homecare nurse Marissa. Mahalo to Didi, her evening caregiver. Private services held. Please no koden (monetary gifts).
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased