Obituaries for March 8

Emilio Nicolas Berido, 95, of Hilo died Feb. 27 at the Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in the Philippines, he was a retired stack operator for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co. and member of the Fil-Am Bowling League and International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Private services held. Survived by sons, Clayton Berido of Kealakekua, Hilton Berido of Hilo and Neal (Lynn) Nitta of Maui; daughters, Rosaline (Burt) Takata and Sandra Berido of Pahoa, Gale Rosa of Hilo; brothers, Dami (Linda) Berido of Oklahoma and Magdalino (Lucreen) Berido of Puna; sister, Rosaline (Don) Bocok of Honolulu; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jacqueline Kalehua Goldstein, 64, of Hilo died Feb. 25 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Celebration of life at a later date. Contact Lorilei Brown at for details. Online condolences: Survived by sons, Raylad (Jeraldine) Brown, Blue Kela, Kamalani (Sheena) Kela, Russel Kela and Adrien (Rae) Kela; daughters, Lorilei (Junior) Brown, Cheryl Kela, Heidi (Shea) Jervis, Aloha (Faa Moana) Emosi and Ehu (Gutter) Goldstein; brothers, Raymond (Jennifer) Kaaihue, Jimmy John (Doreen) Brown, Jebson (Anette) Brown, Joel (Iwa) Brown, Nathan Brown and Dennis Brown; sisters, Jocelyn (Paul) Santos and Janice Brown; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, and nephews. Arragenment by Homelani Memorial Park.

Evelyn Aiko Lau, 82, of Hilo died March 2 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired secretary from the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Beaumont Agricultural Research Center, secretary and treasurer of Wilbert Lau Inc. and member and past treasurer of the United Community Church, Komohana Gardens Association and Hawaii Government Employees Association Bowling League. Visitation 2:30-4 p.m Thursday (March 11) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Wilbert Lau of Hilo; son, Blake Lau of Honolulu; daughter, Francine (Kirk) Lau-Knalson of Riverside, Calif.; brothers, Melvin Kajikawa of Aiea, Oahu, Alton (Pam) Kajikawa of Arizona and Brian Kajikawa of Hilo; sister, Alma Kajikawa of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Henry (Carol) Lau of Honolulu; three grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Elvira Melendres Paiva, 71, of Hilo died Feb. 25 in Hilo. Born in Pahala, she was a retired licensed practical nurse at Hilo Medical Center and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation only 2:30-3:30 p.m. Friday (March 12) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Cremation to follow. Face masks and social distancing required. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by children, Donavan C. Paiva, Phillip (Roselyn Mercado) V. Paiva and Wila J. Paiva of Hilo; father, Charles Hoo Dong of Hilo; siblings, Shannon (Harry) Flores of Hilo, Ruth (Nasi) Fernandez of Kona, Rose Anne (Eddie) Yokoyama of Hilo, Gery (Stephanie) Navarro of Kona, Regina (Cyrus) Ching of Kona, Charlene Paniku of Hilo and Selwyn (Roger Gage) Hoo Dong of Cincinnati; half-siblings, Crispin (Decky) Navarro Jr. of Pahala, Larry Navarro of Anaheim, Calif., Rose Marie (Mahoe) Davis of Pahala, Deanna “Anna” (Remy) Villa of Pahala, Candy (Ryan) Pascubillo Sr. of Pahala, Annie (Mahi) Navarro of Ocean View, Jesse (Sweatheart) Navarro of Ocean View, Blaine (Christina) Navarro of Ocean View, Glenn Hashimoto Sr. of Ocean View, Velma Kekoa of Hilo, Darlene Hashimoto of Ka’u and Vince (Monica) Hashimoto of Kona; sister-in-law, Lourdes Navarro of Anaheim; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Calvin John Shultis, 65, of Keaau died Feb. 10 in Hilo. Born in Houma, La., he was a carpenter. Services and burial in Louisiana at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by sister, Shirley Smith of Schriever, La.; brother, Richard Shultis of Bay St. Louis, Miss. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.


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