Obituary for Katherine Kikuyo Ota
Katherine Kikuyo Ota, 92, of Kahului passed away on May 8, 2017. Services honoring Katherine will be held at Kahului Hongwanji Mission on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Visitation will begin at 3:30 pm, with memorial service beginning at 5:00 pm.
Katherine was born on July 17, 1924, in Paia, Maui to Tomitaro and Yukino Osakoda. She was the youngest of eight children.
Katherine worked for Dr. Clement Wong for over 30 years. After Dr. Wong retired, she worked as a school health aide at Puunene and Wailuku Elementary Schools. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her witty and cheerful personality. She loved playing Mah Jong every week with her friends. She loved watching her grandchildren and great- grandchildren in their sports, school, and extra curricular activities. She and her husband enjoyed traveling around the world. She will be deeply missed by family and friends.
Katherine was predeceased by her husband, Saburo “Fat” Ota and son, Robert Ota. She is survived by her daughter, Winona (Thomas, Jr.) Lau Hee, daughter-in-law, Janice Ota; grandchildren, Mark (Leslie) Lau Hee, Ryan Lau Hee, Wendy (James) Nobriga, Darrell (Michelle) Ota, Randall Ota, Mitchell Ota; great-grandchildren, Courtney Lau Hee, Buddy James Nobriga, Joshua Nobriga, Jaelynn Nobriga, Marelle Ota, Meledee Ota, Darred Ota, Kayla Ota and great- great-grandchildren Mahinatea, Buddy, and James Nobriga.