Obituaries for November 30
Charles Jose “Carlos” Garcia, 91, of Hilo died Nov. 19 at home. Born in La Jara, Colo., he was a retired chief observer for the National Center for Atmospheric Research High Altitude Observatory, U.S. Navy veteran and member of Young Men’s Institute, Y’s Men International Club, Toastmasters and Piihonua Kumiai, and avid tennis player. Celebration of life service at a later date. Survived by daughters, Carla (Scott) Chitwood of Hilo and Pamela (John) Homa of Las Cruces, N.M.; sons, Steven (Duan) Garcia of Hilo and Thomas Garcia of Las Vegas; sisters, Eva Mask of Parkton, N.C. and Agnes Moser of Deadwood, S.D.; brother, Julian (Debbie) Garcia of West Columbia, Texas; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.