Dec. 14, 2012
Benjamin Hiroshi “Ben” Kawakami Sr., 69, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired painting contractor and owner of B. Kawakami Painting, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Gloria “Gloreen”; sons Thomas “Tom,” Benjamin “Ben” Jr., Dion and Bentley; sisters Annabelle Okazaki and Nancy Sato; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Community Church, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.