Jose Manulani Augustin, 66, of Hilo died Aug. 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired operating assistant for Hilo Medical Center and member of Kokua Committee for the Merrie Monarch Festival and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers or lei. Survived by wife, Sandra Augustin of Hilo; daughters, Tiffany (Gaison) Okada and Shannon Augustin of Hilo; son, Chase (Kim) Augustin of Hilo; brothers, Peter (Pua) Kamano and Ronald (Leona) Augustin of Honolulu, Chang (Althea) Augustin of Hilo; sisters, Jane Redulla of Honolulu, Diane Easley of Florida and Joanne (Tony) Bruggemans of Palm Springs, Calif.; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island members and their families from Pahoa, Keaau and Hilo gathered in May at the Hilo Club to celebrate a successful and fun end to this year’s after-school programming.
Earlier this summer, Subaru Telescope join the hui of Maunakea Observatories that have contributed to the Maunakea Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation.
After months of hard work on Maunakea and more than a decade in the making, SPIRou, or SpectroPolarimetre InfraRouge, Canda-France-Hawaii Telescope’s new planet hunting instrument, made its first significant recording earlier this year.
Hawaiian Airlines announced Monday a new all-cargo service between the Honolulu, Lihue, Kauai, and Hilo airports, with shipments of supplies to aid recovery efforts for those affected by the Kilauea lava flow and the flooding on Kauai.