Obituaries for February 27

Jesus “Jay” “Esos” Castillo Aderinto, 72, of Hilo died Feb. 13 at home. Born in Pangasinan, Philippines, he was a retired tractor operator for the former Ka‘u Agribusiness and retired employee of Life Care Center of Hilo. Private services held. Online condolences: Survived by daughter, Eliesa (James) Pacheco of Hilo; son, Peter (Connie) Aderinto of Kona; hanai children, Mikey and Mary Camba; brother, Felipe (Trini) Aderinto; half brothers and sisters, Angie Camba, Eddie and Brenda Tacardon; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

Dolly Kaluna Antonio, 75, of Kapaau died Feb. 19 at Kohala Hospital. Born in Hilo, she was a retired housekeeping clerk for Marriott Outrigger Resorts and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation 8:30-11 a.m. March 2 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawi. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by husband, Paul Antonio Jr. of Kapaau; sons, Paul (Cindy) Antonio III and Shane Antonio of Kapaau; daughter, Michelle O’Malley of Kapaau; brother, Thomas Chesebro Jr. of Honolulu; sister, Joan Ballesteros of Kona; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


David G. Blyth, 88, of Prescott, Ariz., formerly of Hilo, died Feb. 14 in Prescott. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired roofing and flooring company owner, baseball and tennis player, racing fan and hot rod enthusiast. Survived by wife, Jean Blyth of Prescott; children, Wayne (Cheryl) Blyth of Hilo, Barry (Joni) Blyth of Prescott, Steven Blyth of Hilo, Allison (Francine) Wood of Prescott; seven grandchildren. Arrangements by Hampton Funeral Home in Prescott, Ariz.

David Goodfellow, 39, of Pahoa died Feb. 20 in Hilo. Born in Ohio, he was an engineer, healer and kava lover. Private service held. Online condolences: Survived by mother, Christine Tighe Black of Ohio; sister, Bonnie Goodfellow Andres of Ohio; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Robert John Kueker, 62, of Hilo died Feb. 17 at Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Red Bud, Ill. No services. Online condolences: Survived by daughter, Heather (Rob) Hooten of Prairie du Rocher, Ill.; brothers, Steven (Cindy) Kueker of Evansville, Ill., and Richard (Deb) Kueker of Rotonda, Fla.; sister, Rita Jeffreys of Stoughton, Wis.; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Kid Steele “Brother” McCoy, 62, of Captain Cook died Feb. 10 at Hale Hoola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Lawton, Okla., he attended Kona Krafts, Arc of Kona, Kona Adult Day Care and Full Life West Hawaii. Private services. Memorial donations to Full Life West Hawaii, Kona Historical Society or Christ Church Episcopal in Kealakekua. Survived by cousin, Patricia McCoy Greenwell of Captain Cook; niece, Anne Greenwell (Justin) Pitts of Captain Cook; caregivers, Tiffany, Dana, Pam and Maryanne. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


John William Walls, 95, of Hilo died Feb. 5. Born in Vashon Island, Wash., he was a retired owner/operator of All Barb’s Florist Shops in Anchorage, Alaska, and U.S. Navy World War II veteran of the Pacific Theater. Celebration of life service 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at United Community Church, 1110 Kinoole St. Survived by wife, Barbara Jean Walls of Hilo; son, George Edward “Ted” (Jeanette) Walls , Rand Thomas “Baker Tom” Walls of Hilo; brother, Francis Harold Walls; 10 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

The late Benigno Lagat was survived by, among others, sister-in-law Rose (Ebreo) Toribio of Papaikou. Her name wasn’t submitted for an obituary published Tuesday.

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