Mae Setsuko Kawahara, 77, of Hilo died Sept. 18 at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Kainaliu, she was a retired kindergarten teacher at Haaheo Elementary School in Hilo. She was also a member of the Church of the Holy Cross, Lehua Senior Bowling League, Hilo Seniors Bowling League and Thursday Seniors League. Visitation from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Holy Cross in Hilo, 440 W. Lanikaula St. Celebration of life at 4 p.m. Aloha attire. Survived by husband, Karl K. Kawahara of Hilo; daughter, Kim (Benjamin) Raymond of Hilo; son, Keith (Linda) Kawahara of Honolulu; sisters, Jeanette Tinnel of Kona and Annette (Tatsumi) Sato of Kona; four grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Henry Enos Akau, 90, of Hilo died Sept. 17 at the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honaunau, he was retired from the Hawaii Tribune-Herald as a printing foreman. He was a member of the Senior Bowling League and an avid feather lei maker. Visitation from 8-10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo, 43 Kapiolani St.; Mass at 10 a.m. Burial afterward at Homelani Memorial Park in Hilo. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Carolyn Ann (Wendell) Costa of Hilo; son, Clifford Wayne (Laurie) Akau of Hilo; daughters-in-law, Eloise Akau of Bothell, Wash., and Donna Akau of Hilo; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.Read more →