Benjamin Sabado Castillo Sr., 73, of Hilo died Jan. 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kohala, he was a retired county road construction supervisor and Hawaii Army National Guard veteran. Visitation 10 a.m.-noon Saturday (Feb. 17) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service/celebration of life at noon. Casual attire; flower lei only. Survived by wife, Terri Castillo of Hilo; sons, Benjamin (Dina) Castillo Jr., Gordon (Julie) Castillo and Brandon (Angel) Castillo of California, Michael (Devra Strickler) Benevides of Kona; daughters, Denise (Glenn Kama) Castillo and Cheryl (Rey) Morrett of Nevada, Staci (Frank Paclib) Benevides of Waikoloa; brother, Carlos Castillo of Honolulu; sisters, Loretta (Edmund) Dante, Felisa (Ignacio) Mostoles and Anita (Alvin) Maeda of Hilo; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Casey Isamu Hatada, 61, of Hilo died Feb. 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired truck driver for Love’s Bakery and the former Hatada Bakery. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 17) at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by father, Kengo Hatada of Hilo; sister, Elizabeth “Liz” (Noel) Aoki of Keaau; hanai daughters, Kelly (Jim Paul “JP”) Okada of Keaau and Ella-Grace Okada of Keaau; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Maxine Rae Kottwitz, 78, of Pahoa died Jan. 15 at Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Clinton, Iowa, she was a retired schoolteacher. Services 10 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 17) at Christ Lutheran Church in Hilo. Survived by husband, Roger Kottwitz of Pahoa; sons, Christian Kottwitz of Baltimore and Ross (Maria) Kottwitz of Pahoa; sister, Judy (Jerry) Albert of San Diego; brother, Robert (Caroline) Brown of Tampa, Fla;, four granddaughters. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park &Mortuary.
Katherine Mahi, 75, of Waimea died Jan. 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired caregiver and member and former pastor of Ke Ola Mau Loa “Everlasting Life” Church in Waimea. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 16) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by brothers, Jacob Mahi of Oahu and Paul Mahi of Las Vegas.; sisters, Elizabeth Halualani of Hilo and Phoebe Hopfe of Oahu; hanai daughter, Salome Hagiwara of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Richard “Ricky” William Waiolama Suder, 67, of Hilo died Jan. 23 at Hawaii Care Choices’ Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Papaaloa, he was a U.S. Tennis Association certified head coach for Laupahoehoe High School, customer service/service director for United Airlines, sales manager for Big Island Honda Hilo &Kona, Kona Nissan and Aiona Car Sales and member of Onomea Rangers kupuna softball team. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Friday (Feb. 16) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Claire Bordner of Hilo; daughter, Rikki Haunani Suder of Kona; stepdaughter, Dana (John Pukini) Filoteo of Hilo; stepson, Kalai (Cheyanne Young) Filoteo of Hilo; hanai sons, Michael Apao of Hilo and James Apao of Honolulu; sisters, Kalanilehua Suder-Lum of West Virginia and Maxine Leinaala Suder-Wilcox of Waimea; sister-in-law, Linda (Danny) Bordner-Andrade of Hilo; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.