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Flags lowered for Harimoto

Flags will fly at half-staff in honor of the late state Sen. Breene Harimoto on Tuesday, Gov. David Ige said Thursday.

“Breene was a true dedicated public servant who worked tirelessly and selflessly for the community he loved, even while fighting his illness,” said Ige.

Harimoto, 66, died June 18 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He represented District 16 (Pearl City, Momilani, Pearlridge, ‘Aiea, Royal Summit, ‘Aiea Heights, Newtown, Waimalu, Halawa and Pearl Harbor) for six years.

He also served on the Honolulu City Council for four years and the Board of Education for eight years, including two terms as the BOE’s chairman.

Harimoto is survived by his wife, Cheryl, three children, three grandchildren, his parents and three siblings.

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