Obituaries for March 28

Merle Howard Bensema, 91, of Hilo died Nov. 28, 2020, at Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation &Nursing Center. Born in Barrington, Ill., he was retired from United Airlines in San Francisco, a U.S. Army veteran and member of Kinoole Baptist Church. Private services held. Survived by wife, Linda (Hamada) Bensema; sisters, Joanne Grey and Ess Hartley; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.