Senator Hirono Statement on the Passing of Shizuko “Mary” Teshima

Senator Mazie K. Hirono released the following statement on the passing of Shizuko “Mary” Teshima.

Shizuko "Mary" Teshima

Shizuko “Mary” Teshima

“Hawaii has lost a true ambassador of aloha with the passing of my friend, “Grandma” Mary Teshima. In all the years I had known her, Grandma Teshima was always warm, caring and energetic. Stopping by her iconic Teshima’s restaurant in Kona and enjoying comfort food, such as the famous tempura and udon, made me feel right at home.

“Grandma Teshima had been one of my strongest supporters throughout my career; making sure that I was doing okay and always encouraging me to ganbatte – To do my best, never give up!

“We will all miss Grandma Teshima. I extend my heartfelt condolences to the Teshima ‘ohana.”


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