Obituaries for April 10

Doris M. Aoki, 100, of Hilo died April 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Riverside, Calif., she was a homemaker and member of New Hope Church, where she was an original elder and head of its prayer group. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Sunday (April 15) at New Hope Church, 840 Kupulau Road in Hilo. Funeral service at 3 p.m. Private committal services at a later date. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Stanley Aoki of Hilo; daughter, Alicia (David) Shinn of Lemoore, Calif.; brother, Charles Fujimoto of Riverside.; sisters, Lily Taka and Mable Zink of Riverside; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Nola Helen Arle, 82, of Kailua-Kona died March 19 at home. Born in Manitowoc, Wis., she was a retired bookkeeper. Celebration of life noon Wednesday, April 25, at the Seaview Circle family home. For information, call 334-0814. Survived by sons, Richard (Donna) Piper of Georgia, Randy (Tara) Piper of Idaho, Robert (Misty) Piper of Oregon and Ross (Bernadette) Piper, David Arle and Jerry Arle of Kailua-Kona; sister, Jane (Louie) Ratsach of Florida; 21 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


Dorothy Williams Doudna, 87, formerly of Hilo, died March 31 at Silverado Memory Care Community in Berkeley, Calif. Born in New Britain, Conn., she was a lecturer in history at Hilo Community College/Hawaii Community College, member of the Church of the Holy Cross in Hilo, active with the League of Women Voters and American Association of University Women and a hiker and traveler. Memorial donations to American Alzheimer’s Association. Survived by daughters, Jennifer (Jamie) Doudna Cate and Ellen Doudna of Berkeley and Sarah Doudna of New York City; brother, Charles Williams of Southington, Conn.; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Charles Thomas Paiva Jr., 90, of Hilo died March 9 at Hawaii Care Choices’ Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Papaikou, he was a retired equipment operator for the former Onomea Sugar Co., bus driver for numerous local transportation companies and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Private services held. Survived by brother, Joseph “Boysie” Paiva of Papaikou; sisters, Rose (Vidal) Banaay and Violet Bonnell of Washington, Janet Simeno of California and Betty Holly of Nevada; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Jerry “Kamapua‘a” Rego Jr., 52, of Ocean View died March 15 at Hospice of Kona Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Honolulu, he was a road maintenance worker for Triple K Trucking. Celebration of life 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at Hope DIA-mend Ministries, 94-2066 South Point Road in Naalehu. Service at 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Condolences to P.O. Box, 7270, Ocean View, HI 96737. For information, call 747-6154. Survived by wife, Dorothy Rego of Ocean View; son, Charles Rego of Oregon; daughters, Jessica (David Kahawai) Rego-Kahawai of Oregon, Jennylee Rego of Hilo and Jerrilynn Rego of Colorado; hanai daughter, Charlotte Aldaya of Georgia; sisters, Malia (Timothy Nogales) Rego-Nogales of Ocean View and Christie (John) Lokotui of Waimea; brothers, Louis Rego of Honokaa, Lindsey Rego of Waimea and Shane (Shaye) Rego of Nevada; 10 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Priscilla Anita Sampaia, 84, of Hilo died April 3. Born in Papaikou, she was retired from the former Hilo Hospital laundry department and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Kaumana Kumiai. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Monday (April 16) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Gilbert (Carol) Sampaia and Albert Sampaia of Hilo; daughter, Brandi (Tyler) Milare of Hilo; sisters, Loretta Feliciano of Hilo and Maureen Johnson of Augusta, Ga.; sisters-in-law, Faye Fontes of Tacoma, Wash., Irene Sampaia and Isabelle Sampaia of Hilo; brother-in-law, Joseph Sampaia of Hilo; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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