Naomi “Aunty Omi” Shirota Guillermo, 74
Naomi “Aunty Omi” Shirota Guillermo, 74, of Makawao, Maui passed away peacefully on January 22, 2021, surrounded by loved ones at Hospice Hale in Wailuku. She was born on November 28, 1946 in Puunene.
Naomi is pre-deceased by her husband of 51 years, Jackie Kunio Guillermo.
She is also pre-deceased by: Parents, Teitsu Sr. and Yoshiko; brothers, Dr. Teitsu Jr. (Carina), Robert (Hazel), Stanford; sister, Janet (George – deceased) Tamura.
Naomi is survived by her son, Shannon S.; hanai-son, Gilbert “Jr” Moriwake; daughter, Jayna H. and 4 grandchildren, Psalm Moriwake, Michelle, Akoni, and Keaka Hamilton-Golis.
Naomi is a graduate of Maui High School Class of 1964. She was employed with the County of Maui from 1974 – 2005 where she started in Land Use and Codes, and eventually moved to the Planning Department as Secretary to Boards/Commissions II.
After 30 years of County service, Naomi retired to focus on her health and spend more time with her family. With her husband alongside, Naomi also helped to manage the former East Maui 76 service station in Paia for her brother Bobby.
Naomi loved the color purple and enjoyed listening to Hawaiian music. Her favorite food was Japanese cuisine and she enjoyed doing word search puzzles, going on long drives with her husband, and talking story on the phone with family. Proud of her heritage, in her younger years, Naomi participated in Okinawan folklore dance under the direction of the former Kinsho and Yoneko Higa. She had the ut-most respect for the Paia Rinzai Zen Mission and always took to heart the wisdom of Rev. Ryozo Yamaguchi. Naomi was also fond of St. Joseph’s Church and attended Sunday morning mass for many years until her health declined. Naomi’s pride and joy were her grandchildren. She treasured spending time with them as well as with numerous nieces and nephews.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a public drive through viewing for Jackie and Naomi will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Ballard’s Family Mortu-ary in Kahului. Masks are required.
Condolences may also be sent to the same address.