Rose Mui-Kwai Akana Fujimori, 67, a retired unit manager with the Department of the Interior and a tireless civic volunteer, died Friday in Kona Community Hospital.
"She was a special one," said niece Brenda Lee.
Born in Honaunau on the Big Island, she graduated from Kamehameha School for Girls in 1946 and returned to Kona to work in her family's craft business. She signed on with the National Park Service at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park in 1964 as a secretary and quickly began "giving the commands," Lee recalled.
She was assigned to the Pu'ukohala Heiau National Historic Site in Kawaihae in the 1970s and became unit manager in 1988.
Her subsequent volunteer work included stints as a cultural demonstrator and librarian for Pu'uhonua O Honaunau. She was a member of Kanaueue Kumiai, Central Kona Union Church, the Kona Planning Council of the Hawaiian Health Care Task Force, the Na Koa Planning Committee, the Kona Historical Society, the state Council on Burials, the Kona Community Cemetery Association -- Tong Wo and Palama in Kona.
She served as an officer of the Kona Hawaiian Civic Club, The Ahahui Ka'ahumanu o Kona, Na Aikane o Pu'ukohola Heaiau National Historical Site, National Association of Retired Federal Employees and in advisory capacities with the Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park, University of Hawaii, Punana Leo o Kona, Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, Kamakana Playground-Friends Higashihara Park, the American Heart Association, West Hawaii Division.
Survived by husband, Taro Fujimori of Kealakekua; sons Sanford and Robert; daughters Rae Ann Godden and Ellen Jane Walton; brother Lawrence "Don" Akana; sisters Hester Machado and Martha Keliiaa; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.
Service: 6 p.m. tomorrow, Central Kona Union Church. Call after 5 p.m. The ashes will be scattered in the ocean outside Pu'uhonua o Honaunau Historical Park at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.
Robert F. Shield, 79, of of Dewey, Ariz., formerly of Honolulu, a well-known radio and television actor during the late 1940s and '50s, died last Thursday at home.
Shield was known for performances at the former Honolulu Community Theater and on numerous radio shows. In 1947, he was program director for radio station KULA.
He protrayed Judge Robert Franlin on the television program "The Judge."
He is survived by wife Fusae; son Robert K.; daughter Laurie; 4 grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Yavapai Regional Medical Center Hospice, "Restricted Fund," 1003 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, Ariz. 96301.
Walter E. Corby, 65, of Keauhou, Kona, died Tuesday in Kona Community Hospital. Survived by wife Mary; sons Jeff and Steve; daughter Karen Davidson; hanai son Akoni Navas; hanai daughters Carol Butler and Diane Edelman; brother Fred; sisters Claudia Dousch and Georgiana Corby. Mass: 9 a.m. tomorrow, St. Michael's Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Christopher J. Holtz, 25, of South Carolina, formerly of Kauai, died Oct. 1 at home. Survived by wife Katie; mother June Estacio; stepfather Jose Estacio; brothers David Estacio, Alex Canon Jr. and Jonathan Canon. Service: 10 a.m. Saturday, Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor, Kekaha, Kauai. Casual attire.
Ann P. Kalama, 57, of Kalamaula, Molokai, died Sunday in Molokai General Hospital. Survived by mother Helen; brothers Richard, Edward, John and Daniel Kalama and Joseph Kaaihue; sisters Maryann Thorton and Sheila Awai. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at her home, Lot No. 6 Kalanianaole Avenue. Call after noon. Scattering of ashes. Casual attire.
Clarence K. "Uncle Boy" Kilaulani, 42, of Mokauea Island, an Army National Guard sergeant, died Sept. 27 in Queen's Hospital. Survived by brothers Kalani S. Fernandez and Murphy and Melvin Kilaulani; godson Jason Kuehu. Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Kay Y. Miyamoto, 57, of Honolulu, a retired counselor for Lunalilo Elementery and Kaiser High Schools, died Tuesday in Queen's Hospital. Survived by husband Ivan H.; daughter Lisa Y.; father Charles C. Nagamatsu; brother Stanley T. Nagamatsu; sisters Joan Marske and Sharon Morishige. Service: 6 p.m. Monday, Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Tsutomu "Racehorse" Onomura, 86, of Hilo, owner of Onomura Enterprise, died Monday in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Survived by wife Tokie; sons Lionel and Wayne; daughters Trudy Kishimoto and Leilani Nakamura; 9 grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Service: 4 p.m. Saturday, Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.
Edilberto R. Tadena, 68, of Honolulu died Sept. 25 in Kuakini Hospital. Survived by wife Demetria A.; sons Rolando, Lorenzo and Charlie; daughters Filipina Esteban and Shirley Balayan; brother Napoleon; sister Anastacia Tabil; 18 grandchildren. Service: noon Saturday, Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.
Doris Chieko Takenaka, 78, of Waipahu, died yesterday at home. She is survived by her husband Yoshikazu; sons Calvin K., Ronald T., Milton H., Karl M.; daughters Lynn S. Wong, Amy E. Kido, Gwen K. Ohtani, Hazel C. Araki; brothers Mitsuo Takahashi and Stanley Takahashi; 9 grandchildren. Service: 6 p.m Saturday, at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.
Sadako "Irene" Takeuchi, 74, of Honolulu died Tuesday in Kaiser Hospital. Survived by sons Edward S. and Donald S.; daughter Myra M. Tanigawa; brothers Toshio and Joe Matsuyama; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Salvation Army Kauluwela, 296 N. Vineyard Blvd. Casual attire. No flowers.
Toshinori "Bob" Yoshimura, 79, of Kahului, a retired stevedore for McCabe, Hamilton and Renney, died yesterday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Survived by wife Fumie; daughter Audrey Harding; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Service over the ashes: 5 p.m. tomorrow, Kahului Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire. No flowers.