Obituaries 06-10-19

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Karl Kawahara


Karl Komao Kawahara, 83, of Hilo, died May 12, 2019, at a private care home in Hilo. He was born in Holualoa, Kona, on March 30, 1936, and was retired from the State of Hawaii Department of Education as a social studies teacher at Hilo High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of Church of the Holy Cross, Hawaii State Teachers Association – Retired (HSTA-R), Fukushima Kenjin Kai and charter member of the Lehua Jaycees.

Visitation will be held at Church of The Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula St., in Hilo on June 17, 2-4 p.m. Celebration of Life Service begins at 4 p.m. Aloha attire is requested. No flowers.

Survived by daughter, Kim (Ben) Raymond of Hilo; son, Keith (Linda) Kawahara of Honolulu; sister, Tomie Ahn of Kalaoa, Kona; four grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Marjorie Germano

Marjorie M. Germano, 74, of Hilo, died May 19, 2019, at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honokaa, she was a retired packer with the former Pacific Tropical Produce.

Visitation 5-6 p.m. June 14 at Dodo Mortuary. Funeral services at 6 p.m., followed by cremation. Casual attire; no flowers.


Survived by husband, Harold J. Germano, Sr. of Hilo; sons, Earl (Donna) De Silva of Kalopa and Lopaka (Nicole) De Silva of Honokaa; daughters, Mayleen Martin of Hilo, Natalie (Stephan) Young of Las Vegas, Jean (Nicholas) Garcia of Mountain View and Jane (Niem Tran) Ancheta of Keaau; step-sons, Harold (Michelle) Germano, Jr. of Kona, Ollie (Vickie) Germano and Tom Germano of Mountain View; brothers, Morris Ancheta of North Carolina, Anthony (Benita) Ancheta of Kamuela and Johnny (Geraldine) Ancheta of Paauhau; sisters, Alice Panui of Pearl City and Luana Kauwe of Hilo; 41 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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