Obituaries for May 23

Robert Bradford Paddock, 96, of Kailua-Kona died April 14 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Springfield, Mass., he was Texaco consignee for the Big Island, member of Keauhou Yacht Club, The Club water aerobics and U.S. Navy veteran. Military honors 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Keauhou boat ramp followed by departure on Fairwind for scattering of ashes. Casual attire; flowers welcome. For more information, call Lori at 989-2001. Survived by daughters, Lori Paddock of Kailua-Kona and Caryn Nelson of Oregon; six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Patrick Frank Cootey Sr., 78, of Waimea died May 8 on Oahu. Born in Waimea, he was a retired police officer in Honokaa and U.S. Army veteran. Private services. No koden (monetary gifts). Online condolences: Survived by wife, Yvonne Cootey of Waimea; sons, Patrick Cootey Jr. and Anthony (Nichole) Cootey of Waimea; daughters, Pattyann Cootey of Waimea and Toinette (Robert) Arnold of Westminster, Colo.; brothers, Joseph Cootey of Hilo, Timothy (Dolores) Cootey and Edward Cootey of Waimea; sisters, Annabelle Curtis of Florida and Del Cootey of Oahu; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Wilda Noelani Lewis Conn Delorm, 93, of Mountain View died May 19 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Kahuku, Hawaii, she was a homemaker, former hula dancer and race car driver. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by son, George (Donna) Delorm of Mountain View; daughter, Diane Phillips of Mountain View; sisters-in-law, Gemma Conn of Honolulu and Katherine Delorm of Rochester, N.Y.; five grandchildren; great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Paul Rayel Graffe, 51, of Kailua-Kona died April 15 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Fort Rucker, Ala., he was center manager at BMW of Hawaii Kona, part of West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery organization and supporter of Kona Mauka Rotary Club. Celebration of life 1-5 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at West Hawaii Community Health Center Kealakehe Pavilion, 74-5214 Keanalehu Drive. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Awapuhi Graffe of Kailua-Kona; mother, Cynthia, and stepfather, Leon Irons of Puyallup, Wash.; brothers, Dustin (Kelly) Irons and Brandon (Krista) Irons of Puyallup; stepsons, Norman (Brandy) Caceres of Oahu and Dioron (Sharma) Caceres of Kailua-Kona; seven grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Irvin “The Cable Guy” Emelio Molcilio, 63, of Keaau, formerly of Ka‘u, Paauilo and Hilo, died May 10 at home. He was born in Pahala. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Monday, May 27, at River of Life Assembly of God Church in Pahala. Celebration of life service at 11 a.m. Lunch and fellowship to follow. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Andrew Molcilio and Matthew (Kelsey) Lewis of Hilo; daughter, Kolise (Noelle) Sarono of Roseburg, Ore.; mother of children, Wendi Molcilio of Hilo; mother, Frances Molcilio of Mountain View; sisters, Yvonne (Junior) Souza of Waikoloa, Debbie Molcilio and Valerie (Bernard) Silva of Mountain View, Letty (Ernest) Vierra of Kona; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.


Milton Damien Subica, 67, of Pahoa died April 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired truck driver and security for Jas W. Glover and Hawaii Army National Guard veteran. Private services held. Survived by wife, Theresa Subica of Pahoa; sons, Milton (Chelcee) Subica Jr. of Alaska, Timothy Subica of Pahoa and Clarence Pila (hanai son) of Keaau; daughter, Desiree (Jason Silva) Subica of Pahoa; brother, Myron Subica of Hilo; sisters, Madeline Sehna of Hilo and Maureen Subica of Keaau; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

The late Howard Kalani Alapai Sr. was survived by, among others, Anne (Rodney) Hose of Holualoa. Her name wasn’t submitted for an obituary published Wednesday.

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