MASUZU KUMANO SHIMOKOBorn in Kure City, Hiroshima on May 13, 1936, Marichan went with the flow and spirited away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 84. She came to

Hawaii as a first generation Japanese who survived Hiroshima, married Clarence, raised 4 children and co-founded S&S Saimin, a popular local mainstay. While Jiich lived a flamboyant and flashy life, Marichan quietly and profoundly affected the lives of everyone she touched. The sentiments gathered from her collective exemplifies the intentional life she lived.

Marichan was elegant and fancy yet powerful in her discreet and unassuming way. She had a regal presence and was respected by all who knew her. Fiercely loyal, her observant nature emanated a knack of knowing what each one in her tribe needed most. She was inclusive and instilled the great importance of keeping family aligned and together. An innate philosopher, she gave each one of us a deep sense of belonging resulting in the expansive network of friends who found their way into her family. She anticipated and understood our needs. She epitomized and deserved the position of matriarch extraordinaire with her understanding and ability to bring out the best in everyone.

She is survived by 2 sons; Leonard H. Shimoko and wife Nancy, Michael J. Shimoko and wife Akane. 2 daughters; Violet M. Shimoko, Lynn S. Yuasa and husband Alan. 5 grandchildren; Lee and his wife Danielle, Mathew, Jason, Patrick & Allyson. Brothers; Tadashige Kumano and wife Tokiko, Katsutaro Kumano and wife Kimiko, Kenji Sano and wife Yaeko, Katsuji Kumano and wife Tomoko. Nephews and nieces; Naomi, Emi, Shogo, Masaru, Ikumi, Rie, Ayumi & Miyuki.

She was the daughter of the late Saijiro and Masako Kumano and wife of the late Clarence Yutaka Shimoko.

A private family service will be held in Marichan's honor.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, please enjoy a dinner together with your family. She'll like that!


Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased