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.
Arthur K. Hall, 64, of Waimea died Jan. 24 in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a member of Sinbad Racing, Big Island Auto Club, Hawaii Drag Racing Team and Art’s Toys. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 17) at New Hope Waimea Church. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by brothers, Nicholas R. Hall and Jeffrey W. (Marissa Estrada) Hall of Waimea. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Jeffrey Kamealoha Ha‘alilio Sr., 64, of Ocean View died Jan. 8 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a tractor operator for Mac Farms of Hawaii, former hand at Kealia Ranch and member of Hilo Horseshoe Club and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at his home, 92-8953 Iolani Lane, Ocean View. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Theresa Ha‘alilio of Ocean View; sons, Jeffrey Ha‘alilio Jr. and Jayden Ha‘alilio of Ocean View; daughters, Kainoa (Melvin III) Palea and Ipo (Dominic Chinen) Haalilio of Ocean View, Jaslynn Kanoeau of Lahaina, Maui; brothers, Arnold (Frances) Ha‘alilio of Papaikou, Wilfred (Maggie) Ha‘alilio Sr. of Honaunau, David (Lorie-ann) Ha‘alilio Sr. of Captain Cook; sisters, Charlotte Rodrigues of Kainaliu, Nellie Takahashi of Honolulu, Geraldine Rivera of Holualoa, Jasmine Angeleo of Las Vegas, Henriann (Morris) Nagata of Captain Cook, Harriet Ha‘alilio of Pearl City, Oahu, and Nancietta Ha‘alilio of Kealia; brothers-in-law, Clinton Haina Jr. of Hilo and Clayton (Kristyn) Haina Sr. of Ocean View; sisters-in-law, Leeann (Eric) Sesson of Washington and Tiara Mamac of Captain Cook; two granddaughters; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kenneth Douglas “Dougie” Benevides, 85, of Pepeekeo died Jan. 18 at a care home in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired lieutenant from the Hawaii Police Department, former member of the Hawaii Army National Guard and member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou and Aloha Council Boy Scouts of America. Private services held. No flowers; no koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Helen Shirota-Benevides of Pepeekeo; brother, Raymond (Betty) Benevides of Hilo; sisters, Lucille Abrams of California and Isabelle Johansen of Hilo; sister-in-law, Rose Marie Ciaramitaro of California; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Nora Yasuko James, 87, of Hilo died Dec. 26 at home. Born in Lahaina, Maui, she was a retired secretary to the late Honolulu Mayor Frank Fasi, previously secretary to the late industrialist Henry J. Kaiser, stenographer for Hawaii County Council, golfer, horse enthusiast, taiko drummer and member of New Hope Hilo, Hilo Orchid Club and Lower Kawailani Kumiai. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 11) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by stepson, Roger Lopes James III of Kohala; stepdaughter, Mearl “Vernie” Cooper of Waikoloa; sister-in-law, Faye Sakaino of Honolulu; 12 grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Dorotea Galicinao Acoba, 91, of Kapaau died Jan. 7 in Sparks, Nev. Born in Ilocos Norte, Bacarra, Philippines, she was a homemaker and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi and Kohala Senior Citizens. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 10) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hawi. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at county cemetery in Hawi. Casual attire. Survived by son, Benjamin Acoba Jr. of Kapaau; daughters, Norma Keliikipi of Kapaau and Patricia (Charles) Morin of Rhode Island; son-in-law, Chris Agbayani of California; sisters-in-law, Rosalia (Mariano) Yanos of Oahu, Feliza Yanos of Kauai, Apolonia (Josepino) Llanilla of Kauai and Clarita Acoba of Oahu; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Delbert Kaipo Ako, 65, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 4 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in North Kona, he was a former laborer, ramp service and ticket agent for Hawaiian Airlines and the former Aloha Airlines, and musician. Celebration of life 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 19, at Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona. For info, call 960-0360. Survived by daughters, Kelelani (Mana) Makaiau and Nohea (Ikaika) Baptista of Kailua-Kona, Brianhni (Malaki) Atisanoe of Honolulu; brother, Arnold (Lori) Ako of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Geri (Peter) Ebanez and Lucille (Sipou) Mareko of Kailua-Kona; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Sarah Kalehua Kahula Edlao 60, of Peahi Haiku, Maui, and Hilo died Jan. 25 at her Hilo home. Private services. Survived by sons, Christopher (Beverly Borromeo) Macadangdang of Las Vegas, Duane Kaimana-Scott (Andy Todd) Edlao of Nashville and Kawika Ikaika Johnson (Lawrence) Kahumoku of Hilo; daughter, Sheri-Lyn Kawailani Edlao of Maui; brothers, George Kahula Jr. and William Kahula of Maui; four grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Jerry Lynn Davis, 69, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 16 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Wichita, Kan., he was a retired contractor. Services at a later date. Survived by son, Aaron Davis of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Jerady Davis and Sierra Davis of Kailua-Kona; daughter-in-law, Connie Davis of Louisiana; brother, Monte Davis of California; sister, Loretta (Al) Seastrand of California; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Errol Makanani Ishimine, 72, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 31 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in North Kohala, he was a retired Hawaii Police Department lieutenant, member of county Parks and Recreation Retired Seniors Volunteer Program and Kona Karaoke Club, musician, golfer and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Sacred Heart Church in Hawi. Mass at 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Lei welcome. Condolences to Wynona Palmer, P.O. Box 27, Kealakekua, HI 96750. Survived by companion, Wynona Palmer of Captain Cook; sons, Errol Kalai Ishimine and Scott Ishimine of North Kohala, Larry Keohokapu Ishimine of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Marlene (Charles) Thurman of Florida and Shirlene (Jerry Brown) Conklin of California; stepsister, Gabrielle Makuakane of Honolulu; stepbrothers, Jeffrey Makuakane of Hilo and Timothy Makuakane of South Carolina; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.