Obituaries for November 16

Clinton L. Carter Jr., 72, of Mountain View died Nov. 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hartford, Conn., he was a retired construction journeyman and U.S. Air Force veteran. Private services held. Survived by wife, April Ruth Carter of Colorado; sons, Clinton Carter III of Colorado, William Carter and Jeffrey Carter of Connecticut; daughter, Lisa Ann Carter of Connecticut; sisters, Nancy Carter and Barbara Kinchen of Florida, Evelyn Olander of Connecticut; nine grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Can you help identify this photo?

The Tribune-Herald each Saturday is publishing a photo from the Lyman Museum’s John Howard Pierce Photography Collection. The Kona Historical Society generously donated the collection in 2007. The museum is seeking help identifying the people and places in the pictures, most of which are from the 1960s and ’70s. Those with information about the subjects in the photos can contact the museum at 935-5021 or See identified photographs on Facebook at THIS PHOTO (NO. 17337) was captured April 10, 1963.

HPA Handbell Choir slates holiday performances

The Hawaii Preparatory Academy Middle School Handbell Choir, under the direction of Georgia Polakova, will present a free holiday performance for the community at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library in Waimea.

Hilo baker exits Food Network show but lauds the experience

Maria Short, owner of Hilo’s Short N Sweet Bakery and Cafe — and one of 10 bakers competing for the $25,000 top prize on the sixth season of Food Network’s “Holiday Baking Championship” — was eliminated during the season’s second episode earlier this week.

Public lewdness lands man in jail

KAILUA-KONA — A 64-year-old man was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Thursday for masturbating in broad daylight on a pathway leading to a popular keiki swimming spot earlier this month.

Obituaries for November 15

Rosalina “Lita” Bender, 82, of Keaau died Oct. 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Keaau, she was a retired kitchen helper for Hilo Hospital and a hair dresser for Sadano, a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Keaau and a member of Hilo Hospital Retirees Club. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Service 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Rainer Bender of Keaau; sister, Carmen (Dino) Canda of Keaau; sister-in-law, Lilo Santos of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

No HELCO rate hike for now

The state Public Utilities Commission has declined a proposed rate hike for Hawaiian Electric Light Co. customers — for now.