Obituaries: 04-10-18

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Doris Aoki


Doris M. Aoki, 100, of Hilo, died April 2, 2018, at the Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Riverside, Calif., and was a homemaker, a member of New Hope Church where she was also an original elder and head of its prayer group.

Friends may call from 2-3 p.m. April 15 at the New Hope Church in Hilo for a 3 p.m. funeral service. Private committal services at a later date. Casual attire, no flowers.

She is survived by her son, Stanley Aoki of Hilo; daughter, Alicia (David) Shinn of Lemoore, Calif.; brother, Charles Fujimoto of Riverside, Calif.; sisters, Lily Taka of Riverside, Calif., and Mable Zink of Riverside, Calif.; two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo

Charles Thomas Paiva, Jr.

Charles Thomas Paiva, Jr., 90, of Hilo, died March 9, 2018, at the Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. He was born in Papaikou and was a retired equipment operator with the former Onomea Sugar Co., a commercial bus driver for numerous local companies and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Private services held.

He is survived by his brother, Joseph “Boysie” Paiva of Papaikou; sisters, Rose (Vidal) Banaay of Wash., Violet Bonnell of Wash., Janet Simeno of California and Betty Holly of Nevada; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo

Priscilla Sampaia

Priscilla Anita Sampaia, 84, of Hilo, died April 3, 2018. Born in Papaikou, she was retired from Hilo Hospital Laundry Department and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Kaumana Kumiai.

Friends may call at 8:30 a.m. April 16 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo for a 10:30 a.m. Mass. Burial follows at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Family request casual attire be worn.

She is survived by sons, Gilbert (Carol) Sampaia and Albert Sampaia of Hilo; daughter, Brandi (Tyler) Milare of Hilo; sisters, Loretta Feliciano of Hilo, Maureen Johnson of Augusta, Ga.; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Nola Arle

Nola Helen Arle, 82, of Kailua-Kona, died March 19, 2018, at her residence. Born Nov. 3, 1935, in Manitowoc, Wisc., she was a retired bookkeeper.

A celebration of life will be held at noon April 25 at the Sea View Circle family residence. For information call (808) 334-0814.

She is survived by sons, Richard (Donna) Piper of Georgia, Randy (Tara) Piper of Idaho, Robert (Misty) Piper of Oregon, Ross (Bernadette) Piper, David Arle, Jerry Arle all of Kailua-Kona; sister, Jane (Louie) Ratsach of Florida; 21 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii

Jerry Rego, Jr.

Jerry “Kamapua’a” Rego, Jr., 52, of Ocean View, died March 15, 2018, at Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born Dec. 26, 1965, in Honolulu, he was a road maintenance worker for Triple K Trucking.

A celebration of life will be held 9 a.m. April 28 at Hope DIA-mend Ministries, 94-2066 South Point Road in Naalehu. Services at 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Condolences may be sent to the family at P.O. Box, 7270, Ocean View, Hawaii 96737. For information call (808)747-6154.

He is survived by wife, Dorothy Rego of Ocean View; son, Charles Rego; daughters, Jessica (David Kahawai) Rego-Kahawai all of Oregon, Jennylee Rego of Hilo, Jerrilynn Rego of Colorado; hanai daughter, Charlotte Aldaya of Georgia; sisters, Malia (Timothy Nogales) Rego-Nogales of Ocean View, Christie (John) Lokotui of Waimea; brothers, Louis Rego of Honokaa, Lindsey Rego of Waimea, Shane (Shaye) Rego of Nevada; 10 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii

Rodney Padilla

Rodney “Bobo” Padilla, 67, of Waimanalo, died March 25, 2018, at Kona Community Hospital. Born June 26, 1950, in Honolulu, he was a laborer and handyman.

A celebration of life will be held 3 p.m. April 22 at the Makaeo Events Pavilion, Kona Old Airport. Service begins at 4 p.m. A celebration of life will also be held 3 p.m. April 28 at Waimanalo Village Recreation Center. Service also begins at 4 p.m. For information on both services call or text (808) 640-9617.

He is survived by wife, Noe Padilla; son, Kaleo (Misti) Padilla; daughters, Uilani (Rob) Padilla, Aulii (Palani) Hesia all of Waimanalo, Shalei Padilla of Kailua-Kona; mother, Francesca Matthey; sisters, Laureen Lacsina, Cindy (Ron) Norr, Tanya Chauncey, Choagie Matthey, Darcey Matthey all of Waimanalo; brother, Duncan (Stacey) Matthey of North Kohala; 13 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Thomas Cawthon

Thomas Mack Cawthon, PhD., 88, of Kailua-Kona, died March 24, 2018, at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born Jan. 24, 1930, in Cannon, Ga., he was a chemist.


Private services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by his sons, Mark (Theresa) Cawthon of Erie, Colo., Karl Cawthon of Kailua-Kona; and two nieces.

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