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Remembering Harold Manago September 1, 2013HawaiiCommunity FCU remembers former Board Member Harold Manago
Harold H. Manago, a longtime Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union pioneer and former Board member, passed away July 6, 2013 at age 94.
Manago started as a volunteer Supervisory Committee member at Hawaii Community FCU in 1944 and later served as a member of the Credit Committee for 26 years. He served as a member of the board of directors from 1975-1985. During his tenure on the board, the Credit Union established its leadership among other Hawaii Island credit unions by converting to an online computer system, merging with the Kohala Federal Credit Union, and offering Visa credit cards.
Manago’s son, Dwight, currently serves as the Chairman of the Board at Hawaii Community FCU and had this to say about his father. “My father served our community, the Credit Union and its members for their benefit and the benefit of future generations. He set the example for me to follow – I have big shoes to fill”.
Manago was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii and was the retired manager and former owner of the Manago Hotel. He was a member of Kona Hongwanji Mission, Hanei Kumi, a former member of the Kona Lions Club, was on the Board of Education School Advisory Council, and a U.S. Army WWII veteran. He is survived by sons, Merwyn (Ellen), Randall, and Dwight (Cheryl) Manago; daughters, Elaine (Ronald) Katahara and Sherre (Ronald) Belany; brothers Harry, Takashi, Isamu (Amy) and Jay (Beatrice) Manago and Pentson (Toshi) Sugamura; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
“Mr. Inaba was one of the Credit Union’s greatest treasures, exemplifying the credit union philosophy of people helping people and he will be remembered for his years of service and dedication to the Credit Union,” said Hawaii Community FCU President and CEO, James Takamine. “He will be missed for his insight and knowledge, but his legacy in Hawaii Community FCU will live on forever.”