Obituaries: 12-27-18

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Jane Chastain


Jane S. Chastain of Pahoa, died Feb. 27, 2017, in Hilo. Born Dec. 27, 1938, in Essex, England, she traveled extensively.

She is survived by son, Alex (Catherine) Price; daughter, Charlotte Casey; husband, Jeffrey; five grandchildren and many friends.

Wallace Chastain

Wallace W. Chastain of Pahoa died Aug. 8, 2017. He was born in St Louis on June 2, 1936.

He is survived by his children and one grandchild.

Pamela Botelho

Pamela Jean Botelho, 62, of Hilo, died Nov. 14, 2018, at Hilo Medical Center. She was born on Dec. 8, 1955, in Honolulu.

Private services held.

Pamela is survived by partner, James Aiu of Hilo; sons, Josh Francisco, Travis (Teana Hoopai) Francisco, Baba (Caroley) Botelho, Jordan Botelho all of Palolo Valley; daughter, Janaire (Bill) Kaleleiki of Palolo Valley; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, an aunt and niece.

Arrangements by: Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo.

Ronald Bell

Ronald Elridge Bell, 70, of Hilo, died Dec. 19, 2018, at Pohai Malama. Born in Normal, Ill., he was retired social worker and a running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Illinois State in the 1970s. He was the former football coach for Ka’u High School.

Services will be held in Sacramento, Calif. Online condolences:

He is survived by two daughters, Laloni Bell of Sacramento, Calif., and Laa Pi Bell of Pahoa; sister, Beverly Bell of Normal, Ill.; spouse, Miselena Bell of Sacramento, Calif.

Hank Kaneshiro

Hank Yoshiichi Kaneshiro, 79, of Hilo, died Nov. 17, 2018, at the Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hilo and was a retired welder with the former Hilo Coast Processing Co, a member of Soka Gakkai International and a veteran of the Hawaii Army National Guard.

Private services held.


He is survived by his wife, Hideko Kaneshiro of Hilo; sons, Randy E. Kaneshiro and Jimmy Kaneshiro, both of Hilo; daughter, Judy Beer of Hilo; three granddaughters, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo.