Obituaries: 02-13-18

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Brenda Angelo


Brenda Angelo, 69, of Honokaa, died Jan. 26, 2018, at home. Born on April 16, 1948, in Haina, Honokaa, she was a retired administrative assistant for Mauna Kea Beach and Hapuna Prince hotels and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa and Honokaa Hongwanji Obon Dancers.

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. on Feb. 24 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa; Mass at 11 a.m. Casual attire and no flowers.

She is survived by, brothers, Rudolph Angelo, of Kukuihaele and Norman (Barbara) Angelo, of Ewa Beach, Oahu; sisters, Emma Paiva, of Ahualoa and Bernice (Manuel) Andrade, of Santa Monica, California; sister-in-law, Nellie Angelo of Kukuihaele; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Benjamin Castillo

Benjamin Sabado Castillo, Sr., 73, of Hilo, passed away on Jan. 22, 2018, at Hilo Medical Center. Born on August 14, 1944, in Kohala, he was a retired Road Construction Supervisor for the Hawaii County and a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard.

Friends may call on Feb. 17 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon; memorial service/celebration of life at noon. Casual attire; flower lei only.

He is survived by wife, Terri Castillo, of Hilo; sons, Benjamin Jr. (Dina) Castillo, Gordon (Julie) Castillo and Brandon (Angel) Castillo, of California, Michael (Devra Strickler) Benevides, of Kona; daughters, Denise (Glenn Kama) Castillo and Cheryl (Rey) Morrett, of Nevada, Staci (Frank Paclib) Benevides, of Waikoloa; brother, Carlos Castillo of Honolulu; sisters, Loretta (Edmund) Dante, Felisa (Ignacio) Mostoles and Anita (Alvin) Maeda, of Hilo; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Casey Hatada

Casey Isamu Hatada, 61, of Hilo, died Feb. 4, 2018, at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired truck driver for Love’s Bakery and the former Hatada Bakery.

Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Feb. 17 at the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin for an 11 a.m. memorial service. Casual attire, no flowers.

He is survived by father, Kengo Hatada, of Hilo; sister, Elizabeth (Noel) Aoki, of Keaau; hanai daughter, Kelly (Jim Paul) Okada, of Keaau and Ella-Grace Okada, of Keaau; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Andrew Kailiawa

Andrew Noel “Bones” Kailiawa, 63, of Hilo, died Jan. 14, 2018, at his home. Born in 1954 in Hilo, he worked at ARC of Hilo.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 17 at Wailoa Park in Pavillion 1. Visitiation will begin at 9:30 a.m.

He is survived by wife, Cathleen Victorino Kailiawa, of Hilo; stepson Dennis Victorino; three stepdaughters, Melissa (Kaikala) Arruda; Violet (Sam Isabel) Victorino; and Lisa (Charles) Aiona; two brothers, Harold (Sherri) Kailiawa and Elroy Birch; and 17 grandchildren.

Yoshio Koji

Yoshio Koji, 98, of Hilo, and formerly of Ookala, died Jan. 29, 2018, at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired garage clerk for the former Hamakua Sugar Company, former television and radio repairman, former member of the Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission and a veteran of the U.S. Army, Company D, 100th Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II.

Private services held. Family requests no flowers and no koden (monetary gifts).


He is survived by daughter, Laverne Miyazono of Hilo; son, Duane Koji of Hilo; sister, Hanae Irie of Pepeekeo; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.