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Obituaries for June 8

Marjorie M. Germano, 74, of Hilo died May 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honokaa, she was a retired packer for the former Pacific Tropical Produce. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services at 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. 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; stepsons, 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 Waimea and Johnny (Geraldine) Ancheta of Paauhau; sisters, Alice Panui of Pearl City, Oahu, and Luana Kauwe of Hilo; 41 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and two great-great-granchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Harold Iwai, 90, of Rio Vista, Calif., formerly of Hilo, died May 29. Born in Honolulu, he was a U.S. Army veteran, member of Korean War Veterans Association, Hilo Bonsai Club and Honpa Hongwangi Hilo Betsuin. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Online condolences: Survived by sons, Derek Iwai of Torrance, Calif., Randall (Laurie) Iwai of San Diego and Kevin (Regina) Iwai of Fairfield, Calif.; brother, Charles (Sherry) Toshi Iwai of Oregon; a granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Karl Komao Kawahara, 83, of Hilo died May 12 at a private care home in Hilo. Born in Holualoa, he was a retired social studies teacher at Hilo High School, U.S. Army veteran and member of the Church of the Holy Cross, Hawaii State Teachers Association-Retired, Fukushima Kenjin Kai and charter member of Lehua Jaycees. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Monday, June 17, at the Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula St. in Hilo. Celebration of life service at 4 p.m. Aloha attire; no flowers. Survived by daughter, Kim (Ben) Raymond of Hilo; son, Keith (Linda) Kawahara of Honolulu; sister, Tomie Ahn of Kalaoa, Kona; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Francis Kainoa Sha Look Lee, 76, of Waimea died March 30 at home. Born in Hilo, he was an original crew member of the 1976 Hokule‘a voyage, maintenance worker for Hawaii Preparatory Academy, truck driver for HFM and Y. Hata and member of Imiola Congregational Church. Celebration of life for Francis and his late wife, Pat Lee, at noon Saturday, June 29, at the Lee home in Waimea. Survived by sons, Kainoa Christopher (Carol Park) Lee of Kailua-Kona and Keali‘iae‘a Kenneth Lee of Waimea; brother, Kenneth (Brenda) Lee of Hilo; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Thomas “Tom” John Leone, 86, of Kailua-Kona died April 26 at home. Born in New York City, he was a retired meat cutter and U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Memorial service noon Friday, July 12, at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Memorial donations to veterans organization of choice. For information, call 895-6400. Survived by wife, Judy Leone of Kailua-Kona; sons, Thomas Leone III of Kailua-Kona and Michael (Donna) Leone of Australia; daughter, Rachel (Michael) Otis of Washington; six grandchildren. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Blanche Ohara Maeda, 95, of Hilo died May 9 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Ookala, she was a retired fifth-grade teacher at Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School and member of the Church of the Holy Cross and Halai Kumiai. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life service at 3 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by daughter, Lorri (Glenn) Taniguchi of Aiea, Oahu; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Howard Isao Nakamura, 77, of Mililani, Oahu, died March 28 in Aiea, Oahu. Born in Olaa, he was a U.S. Army veteran. Private services held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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