Obituaries for April 13


Alexander H. Hill Jr., 72, of Waimea died March 27 in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, he was a maintenance supervisor for Liberty House. Visitation Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel at 1330 Maunakea St. in Honolulu, followed by 6 p.m. service. Aloha attire, flowers welcome. Online condolences at www.BorthwickOahu.com. Survived by wife, Lucille “Judy” Hill; son, William Salvador Jr.; daughter, Tamara Kahapea (Scarlet) Aviles; brother, Clem Bento; sisters, Celestine Barnes, Patricia Rice and Verna Mae Chartrand; Brother-in-law, Al Pacheco; Sister-in-law, Luann Pacheco; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Daniel “Danny” Kalani Kahoopii, 62, of Honokaa died March 29 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired welder for Hamakua Sugar Plantation, a former painter for White Sands Construction, member of Pueo Senior Softball Team and an Army Reserve veteran. A Celebration of Life will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 21, at Haina Ball Park in Honokaa. Service at 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Royene Kahoopii of Honokaa; sons, Kyle (Sharleen) Kahoopii of Kawaihae and Chad (Branda) Kahoopii of Kihei, Maui; daughter, Danielle (Donroy) Kainoa of Waimea; four grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Richard William Nystrom, 77, of Kurtistown died April 6 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Kearny, N.J., he was a retired U.S. Navy quartermaster chief and Vietnam War veteran. Private services held. Survived by companion, Marciana Turner of Kurtistown; son, Richard (Donna) Nystrom of Glen Burnie, Md.; daughters, Cindy (Terry) Delaney of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Lisa (Jim) Kingsley of Rochester, N.Y.; seven grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Rodney Ricardo Keliikanakaole Pilayo Sr., 53, died April 10 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was the owner of Rod’s Customs, a former adult corrections officer for Halawa Security, and employee at Sumida’s Auto Body in Kailua, Oahu, and was a foster parent for Catholic Charities Hawaii of Hilo. Friends may call 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo; Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friends may call again 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. George Catholic Church in Waimanalo, Oahu; Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Tina Pilayo of Keaau; sons, Rodney (Leron) Pilayo Jr. and Keaka (Kayla) Pilayo, both of Hilo, and Brian (Kacey) Pilayo and Damien Piayo, both of Keaau; daughters, Chanell Medeiros of Waimea and Christina Pilayo of Keaau; father, Federico (Marvaleen) Bilermo of Waimanalo; mother, Magdalena Bilermo of Waimanalo; sister, Mandy (Rolie) Pajardo of Wahiawa; maternal grandmother, Carolina Pilaya of Waimanalo; four grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunt and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.

Anthony Silva, 84, of Kailua-Kona, died April 2 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Holualoa, he was a retired heavy equipment operator, fisherman and diver. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Friends may call at 8:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Holualoa for a 10 a.m. mass; inurnment will follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Kathy Silva of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Sylvia (Daniel) Silva of Kona Palisades and Irene Silva of Los Angeles; brothers, John (Isabel) Silva of Honolulu and Frank Silva of Kealakekua; sisters, Jenny Jerusalem of Pahala and Caroline Nobriga of Kailua-Kona; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary

Julia Lee Soehren, 87, of Kalopa died April 8 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired state vocational rehabilitation counselor, a member of the Daughters of Hawaii, Hawaii Handweavers Hui, and Laulima O Hamakua. Private services. Donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Priory for Girls or other charities. Survived by husband, Lloyd Soehren of Kalopa; daughter, Merriette (Paul) Carlson of Sacramento, Calif.; stepdaughters, Jean Todd of Palm Springs, Calif., and Winona (James) Adams of Waikoloa; brother, David (Eloise) Lee of Kaimuki, Oahu; two grandsons; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

 

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