James N. Kuritani, 86, of Kurtistown died March 13, 2013, at Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama Facility. Born June 1, 1926, in Keaau, he was a retired farmer and member of Puna Hongwanji Mission Kyodan, Kurtistown Jodo Mission Kyodan, and Kurtistown 11 Miles Kumiai.
Private services were held. The family requests no monetary gifts or flowers.
He is survived by wife, Mieko Kuritani, of Kurtistown; daughter, Kathleen (Steven Hurt) Sakamoto, of Hilo; sister, Ruth Ota, of Denver, Colo.; grandson, Paul (Jennifer) Sakamoto, of Hilo; granddaughter, Stefanie (Ryan Lee) Sakamoto, of Honolulu; two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.