State: ’Please go get vaccinated’

State health officials are urging residents to get vaccinated against influenza, cover their mouths when coughing, wash their hands, and stay home if they’re sick to protect vulnerable kids and adults.

Obituaries for January 6

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.

Cancer patient turns to hospice for remaining days

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.