Robert Alan Lower, 72 of Mountain View died Nov. 13 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in California, he was a biological science technician for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Cente and a U.S. Army veteran. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by wife, Maria Moreno of Mountain View; daughter, Maggie Lower; sisters, Kathy Todd and Sheryl Buncy; brother, Jim Lee; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.