Mary Jane Dykstra ’63 Havlicek

Mary Jane Dykstra Havlicek, 79, of Pahoa died May 28 at her home.

Born in Michigan, she graduated from Hope College, received a master’s degree in chemistry from Ohio State University, and doctorate in chemistry from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, was president and founder of Central Coast Analytical Services, a senior research chemist for Air Liquide Electronics, taught chemistry at several colleges across the United States, authored more than 30 professional publications and held four U.S. patents.

Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26 at Kalapana Mauna Kea First Hawaiian Congregational Church in Pahoa. Attire is bright clothes.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to to the Hawaii County Meals on Wheels program. Online condolences may be made at

Survived by husband, Stephen Charles Havlicek of Pahoa; daughters, Lani Havlicek (Illya Quandt) of Reno, Nev., and Malia Havlicek (Gordan Gjerapic) of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; son, John Stephen Havlicek (Maricar Souza) of Pahoa; and five grandsons.

Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

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