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Obituaries for February 12

Charles Haruo Kalahiki, 87, died Feb. 4 at the Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. Born in Kapaa, Kauai, he was a retired roofer and resident of the Kamana Senior Center in Hilo. No services. Survived by brother Harry Takeo (Elizabeth) Matsumoto of Hagatna, Guam; numerous nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc.

Bernice “Bea” Ruth Johnson, 88, died Feb. 7 at Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Minneapolis, she was a former nursery school teacher and coordinator for St. David’s Nursery School in Minnetonka, Minn. Private services. Charitable donations may be given to Hospice of Hilo at 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by sons David (Wendy) Johnson of Minneapolis and Phillip (Marlene) Johnson of Scottsdale, Ariz.; daughters Randi (David Schlagel) Johnson of Minneapolis and Kersten Johnson of Volcano; seven grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc.

Keylan Katsuji Kaleo Sato, 24, died Feb. 9 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a student, lifeguard and personal trainer at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii Community College and was a reporter for Ke Kalahea newspaper and a peer mentor for peer assistant linkages and support. Celebration of Life held. Services will be held on Oahu at a later date. Survived by mother Dana Sato of Wahiawa, Oahu; brother Isaiah Sato of Wahiawa, Oahu; grandfather Katsuji Sato of Wahiawa, Oahu; grandmother Catherine Tanoue of Wailuku, Maui.

Magno Lira Tablit, 72, died Feb. 1 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in the Philippines, he was a seedcutter for the former Hamakua Sugar Plantation and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Friends may call Sunday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Visitation from 9-11 a.m. Prayer service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcomed. Burial at Alae Cemetery. Survived by wife Rosalina Tablit of Hilo; son Nelson (Candace) Tablit of Pahoa; daughter Charisma (Bernard) Makanui Jr. of Hilo; brother Gregorio (Lilian) Tablit of Waimea; three grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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