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Obituaries for March 8

Marvin James Angelo, 74, of Waipahu, and formerly of Hilo, died Feb. 1 in Honolulu. Born in Hakalau, he was a retired cook for the Hilton Waikoloa Hotel. Visitation on Saturday, March 15, at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu. Service at 11:30 a.m., followed by noon inurnment at Oahu Cemetery with reception to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Survived by spouse, Barbara Angelo; daughters, Sharlene (Samuel) Kamoku of Honolulu, and Jamie Ann Pola of Waipahu; brothers, Joe Arrojo of Makawao, Gerry Arrojo of Makawao, Howard Angelo of South Carolina, and Donald Arrojo of Kauai; sisters, Irene (Thomas) Malendres of Hilo, and Elizabeth Alameda of Honokaa; and four grandchildren.

Vivian R. Borero, 87, of Hilo died Sunday, March 2, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Olaa, she was a housewife and a member of Glad Tidings Church in Hilo. Visitation to be held from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo; Funeral service at 11 a.m.; Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 7. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Byron (Donna Mae) Smith Sr. of Hilo, Alexander (Diane) Borero Jr. of Mountain View and Allen (Monica) Smith of Maui; daughters, Diane Smith of Kurtistown, Lynn Smith of Hilo, Maraiah (Armstrong Jr.) Yamamoto of Hawaiian Beaches, Linda Borero of Las Vegas, Nev., and Elizabeth Andrew of California; son-in-law, Paka Pea of Hawaiian Acres; daughter-in-law, Sandra Smith of Glenwood; brothers, Sarafin Carvalho of Honolulu, Benjamin Martinez of Freemont, Calif., and Manuel (Ethel) Martinez of Paradise Park; sisters, Jackie (Carl) McKenzie of Honolulu, Emily Pascual of Hawaiian Acres and Matilda Rivera of Ainaloa; brothers-in-law, Antonio Fernandez of Tacoma, Wash., and Antone Borero Jr. of Glenwood; sisters-in-law, Rose Salas of Honolulu, and Emily Rhodes of Pepeekeo; 34 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.

Karl William Robert Johnson, 89, of Hilo died Thursday, March 6, at his residence. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he was an Inorganic Chemist for Los Alamos National Laboratory. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, American Chemical Society, American Vacuum Society, and Troop Leader for the Boy Scouts of America Troop 193. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during WWII. A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, March 12, at 10 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church (595 Kapiolani St., Hilo); Visitation to follow from 11 a.m.-noon. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Hilo. Survived by daughters, Kay (Brian) Newnam of Los Alamos, N.M., and Sally (Jeff) Bustamante of Moriarty, N.M.; sister, Lois Reeves of Topeka, Kansas; brother, Vaughn Johnson of Pinto Ranch, Mont.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Online condolences:

Jane F. Simer, 74, died Monday, March 3. Born in Hilo. Visit for memorial contributions. Survived by brothers, Richard (Fay) Masaki of Kanehoe, Kenneth (Nani) of Keaau; sister, Margaret (Gene) Woodford of Honomu; several nieces and nephews; sons, Edward F. (Lecia) Simer of Rutland, Vt., Jerry R. (Vickie) Simer Jr. of Raymore, Mo., Brian A. (Wendy) Simer of Independence, Mo.; daughter, Cindy L. (Keith) Shepard of Kansas City, Mo; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.


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