Sharon Mae Fujiwara, 68, of Hilo died Dec. 23 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired service supervisor at Bank of Hawaii. Visitation 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by son, Sheldon (Leigh Ann) Yokomizo of Hilo; daughter, Cindy (Kevin) Iwata of Hilo; sisters, Jo Ann (Arnold) Inouye of Honolulu and Dorothy (Raymond) Chang of Hilo; stepson, Fred Fujiwara of Hilo; stepdaughter, Tina Fujiwara of Hilo; brother-in-law, Donald Fujiwara of Kailua-Kona; sisters-in-law, Debra Fujiwara and Rachel (Wilfred) Soong of Honolulu; 10 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
If you thought classical music was old school, you ain’t seen Moore and Maroudas yet.
A University of Hawaii at Hilo study designed to decrease medicine-related re-hospitalizations of older adults is garnering national attention.
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Aletter to Santa Claus from 6-year-old Xaymien Kela of Hilo received a heartwarming response from local businesses and health care workers.
Editor’s Note: This is the fourth story in an occasional series, called “The Dying Project,” about the dying process of Daniel Morii, who, along with his spouse, Shari, invited the community and the Hawaii Tribune-Herald to follow their experiences.