Matsuko A. Shimizu

87, of Hilo passed away peacefully on February 13 in Honolulu, surrounded by her family. Born in Mahukona on the Big Island, she was a retired teacher. Survived by husband, Seiichi Shimizu; son Dr. Curt Shimizu of Honolulu; daughters Claire Shimizu and Lori (Stephen) Sasaki of Honolulu; brother Thomas Teruo Asahino of California; sisters Takeko (Richard) Spaulding of Maryland and Doris (Frank) Yoshikane of California; sister-in-law Myrtle (Steve) Asahino of California; five grandchildren Tyler, Darcy, Cameron, Kelcie and Kriston; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Private services were held in Honolulu.