Norie Shimatsu, 96, of Kekaha, passed away on Dec. 17, 2022, in Waimea. He was born on Jan. 16, 1926, in Kekaha. He was an irrigation supervisor for Kekaha Sugar Co. and a U.S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by son Ainsworth “Shige” Shimatsu, parents Tokuji and Sano Shimatsu, brothers Yoshinari and Haruko Shimatsu, Yoshiharu and Stella Shimatsu, Hisae and Tomoe Shimatsu, Fumiyuki and Mildred Shimatsu, Setsumi and Miriam Shimatsu and Nobuo Shimatsu, sisters Shizue Shimatsu and Mikie and Haru Watanabe and daughter-in-law Veronica Shimatsu.
He is survived by wife Annie Shimatsu of Kekaha, sons Derek Shimatsu of Mililani, O‘ahu and David Shimatsu of Kekaha, daughter Norine (Irving “Sarge”) Soto of ‘Ele‘ele, sister-in-law Blanche Watanabe, daughter-in-law Deborah “Mamo” Shimatsu of Kekaha, nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at a later date.
Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Source: The Garden Island