John Charlton FitzGerald, II, 78

John Charlton FitzGerald, II of Hakalau died Aug. 28 at his residence.

Born in Honolulu, raised on Molokai Ranch until 15 and moved to Yuba City, California. Attended college at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Served in the U.S.Army from 1966-1968. Served in Vietnam 1967-1968. Married Bonnie Thompson (deceased). Moved back to Hawaii 1969. Worked in the Hawaii Sugar Industry 1969-1986. Married Karen Teresa Wallis 1974.

He was a retired manager for Pacific Machinery on Maui, Roper & Rancher, co-founder of Hawaii Carriage Driving Society, past president of the Maui Rotary Club and current member of the Rotary Club of South Hilo, America Cowboy Team Roping Association, a Paul Harris Fellow, veteran and Bronze Star recipient with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

A graveside service will take place at 12 noon Monday (August 31, 2020) in the pavilion at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2. Gathering space is limited. Social distancing and wearing of face masks to be observed. A celebration of his life will take place at a later date.

Survived by wife, Karen FitzGerald of Hakalau; sons, Michael (Leslie) FitzGerald of California, Kimo (Megan) Mant of Kurtistown; grandson, Max Mant of Kurtistown; sisters, Polly Dye of Oregon, Diane Korsten of California; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.