Aug. 16, 2012
James Lee "Jim" Ater, 83, of Hilo, a retired Kems Inc. marine electrician and a Navy veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Oberlin, Kan. He is survived by wife Judith Flores, sons Mark Ater and Thomas Teixeira, daughters Jamie S. Ater and Jessica Vargas, sisters Joanne Castle and Jackie Rathbun, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased