Obituaries for April 20
Eugene “Captain” Pacheco, 82, died March 29 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he was retired from Hilo Coast Processing Company, a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and member of the Family Christian Center. Visitation from 6-7 p.m. Friday at the Family Christian Center in Hilo located at 168 Holomua Street. Funeral service at 7 p.m. Graveside committal service 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by wife Helen Pacheco of Hilo; daughters Debra (Saffrey) Tajon of Keaau, Sharie Pacheco-Enovejas of Hilo; son Tracy (April San Jose) Pacheco of Hilo; sister Agnes Pacheco of Hilo; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Vilma “Vicky” Leilani Vellocido Yoneda, 79, died April 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kohala, she was retired from the former Naniloa Surf Hotel, and had also worked at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, was a RSVP volunteer and member of the Golden Girls. Friends may call from 4-5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband Satoru Yoneda of Hilo; sons Wayne (Beverlee) Yoneda of Honokaa, Collins (Rosario) Yoneda, Kent (Lori) Yoneda, both of Hilo; daughter Donna (Neil) Arakaki of Hilo; son-in-law Jay Soma of Ewa Beach, Oahu; brother Arthur (Coral) Vellocido of Honolulu; sisters Dora Regidor of Honolulu, Julia Neves of Aloha, Ore.; sisters-in-law Teruko (Richard) Taguchi of Simi Valley, Calif., Natsue Yoneda of Honolulu; eight grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
John G. “Jack” Silva, 84, died March 28 at the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in San Francisco, Calif., he was a retired sheet metal worker. He was also a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Friends may call at the St. Joseph Catholic Church on April 23 from 9-10 a.m. Mass at 10 a.m., followed by burial at the Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by daughter Susan (David) Douglas of Kyle, Texas; sister Lita Botelho of Homedale, Idaho; two grandsons; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Harry Kauila Nihau, Jr., 75, died at the Hilo Medical Center on April 8. Born in Hilo, he was a commercial fisherman. He was also a coach and trainer for the Waiakea High School JV bowling team. Friends may call at the Janet Simmons residence, 619 Keonaona St., in Panaewa on Saturday from 12-5:30 p.m. Celebration of Life Service at noon, followed by scattering of ashes at sea. For further service information please call 937-1714. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by sisters Janet L. Simmons of Hilo, Shirley N. Golden of Hilo, Maize K. (Christopher) Lievens of Hilo, Faye K. (Chris) Yanos of Hilo and Julia Subica of Arizona; brothers John K. (Diane) Nihau of Hilo, Joseph Nihau of Hilo, Phillip K. Nihau of Hilo, Henry K. (Susan) Nihau of Nevada, George K. (Susan) Nihau of Nevada and Noah K. Nihau of Colorado; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.
Grace Marie Stubbins-Marston, 92, died April 9 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Long Beach, Calif., she was a homemaker and avid gardener. A Miss Lurline in 1941, she was also a Betty Crocker test cook in the 50s and 60s, and a volunteer at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif. Private family service. Survived by daughters Barbara A. (Gary) Andersen of Hilo, Joan (James) Blackshear-Leech of Holualoa, Lisa Naumu of Palm Desert, Calif., and Elizabeth Bontecou of Kailua-Kona; stepson Ric Stubbins of San Diego; stepdaughter Amanda Singer of Idaho; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a niece. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Beverly Ann Kamomiala Chu, 71, died March 15 at the Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Holualoa, she was a retired teacher at Pahoa High School and Hilo Intermediate School, a member of Malia Puka ‘O Kalani Catholic Church, Hawaii State Teachers Association and various bowling leagues. Friends may call 9–11 a.m. Friday at Malia Puka ‘O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha. Memorial mass at 11. Casual attire. Survived by husband Ronald “Singie” S.P. Chu of Hilo; daughters Ronnette Chu of Hilo, Shawn (Patrick) Chu-Quinn of Florida; son Wyllis Chu of Hilo; uncle Raymond Yanagi of Kona; brothers Calvin (Irene) Oka of Oahu, Stan (Beverly) Oka of Kona, Milton Oka of Oahu, Sam (Sharaine) Kamakau of Kona, Lino (Kristen) Kamakau of Kona, Wendell Oka of California, Dale Oka of California; sister Olalani Kamakau of California; four grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Roy L. Terry, 72, died April 10 at Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Teton, Idaho, he was a retired school bus driver, trainer and mechanic. He was also the owner and dump truck driver for Terry’s Specialty Hauling in Keaau. No services. Donations may be made to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave. Survived by wife, Bonnie Terry of Keaau; sons Roger Terry of Arizona, David Terry of Arizona, Jason Terry of California and Duane Terry of California; daughter Julie Gustin of Georgia; stepsons Stephen (Marah Hardt) Barnes of California and David (Virginia) Barnes of Hilo; 15 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.
Lucy Lee Warren, 70, died April 13 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Olaa, she was a housewife and member of Kamauloa Oka Malamalama Hoomana Naauao O Hawaii. Visitation will be held from 8-11 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo; Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Burial at follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2. Aloha attire. Survived by husband Adam Warren of Keaau; daughter Angela (Kevin) Enos of Keaau; stepbrothers Robert Kaulukukui of Maryland and Charles Kaulukukui of Honolulu; granddaughters, Alexandra Lopez of Keaau and Ashlee Lopez of Keaau; numerous family members. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.
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