Obituaries for December 21

Jason Jitsuo Kawahara, 62, of Hilo died Dec. 1 at the Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Hospice Facility. Born in Hilo, he was a produce farmer and a member of the Hilo Meishoin Mission. Private services held. In lieu of flowers or koden (monetary gifts), donations may be made in his memory to Hospice of Hilo or Hilo Meishoin Mission. Survived by mother Matsue Kawahara of Hilo; brothers Melvin (Sandra) Kawahara and Terrence Kawahara, both of Hilo and Leslie (Sandy) Kawahara of Honolulu; niece Kellie (Seth) Kawahara-Niimi of Seattle; nephew Eric Kawahara of Honolulu; sister-in-law Claire Kawahara of Hilo and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.