George Cabral, 88, of Ookala died April 27 at home. Born in Honokaa, he was retired from the former Hamakua Sugar Co., a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and member of Saint Anthony Catholic Church, ILWU Pensioners Club and Laupahoehoe Senior Citizens. Visitation 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday (May 26) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Beatrice Cabral of Ookala; children, Debbie (Harvey) Cabral-Galapir of Ookala, Georgette Nacis of Mililani, Oahu, Darren (Michelle) Cabral of Honolulu, Sophia (Alika Jr.) Cabral-Maikui of Ookala and Jason Cabral of Hilo; sisters, Annie (Bill) Glynn and Adeline Snyder of Ohio; brother-in-law, William (Carmen) Valera of Paauilo; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
HONOLULU — The Big Island has the highest rate of sulfur dioxide emission in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, a distinction established before this month’s toxic eruptions began pouring from Kilauea volcano.