Obituaries: April 30, 2021

Editor’s note: Obituaries are published free of charge as a public service. Content is subject to editing for parity treatment and style continuity. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. Memorial advertisements may be purchased through the newspaper advertising department.

Hisae Kano


Hisae Kano, 90, of Hilo, died April 22, 2021 at Life Care Center. Born in Kona, she was a seamstress at Hilo Hatties, and a member of Honpa Hongwangi.

Private service to be held. No flowers, no koden.

She is survived by her brother Henry (Lavonne) Kuga; sisters Helen (Walter) Narahara and Emelia (Jim) Halling. As well as numerous cousins and grandnephews.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Roberta Kyle

Roberta Marge Weeks Kyle, 74, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, died March 25, 2021 in Holualoa. Born on April 19, 1946 in Haina.

Private services. Donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of Kona at 75-5925 Walua Rd., #101, Kailua-Kona, HI. 96740.

She is survived by her son, Austin (Cara) Kyle; daughters, April (Lawrence) Daos and Autumn Kyle; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Chad Baybayan

Chad Kalepa Baybayan, 65, of Kailua-Kona, died April 8, 2021, in Seattle. Born Aug. 15, 1956, on Oahu, he was a teacher, student, a deep sea voyager who held the distinction of Pwo Navigator, canoe paddler and crew member of Hokulea, ramp agent for United Airlines in Kona, Navigator in Resident at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center at the University of Hawaii at Hilo

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6 at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo for viewing. Following the viewing, private services will be held. The services will be broadcast online and can be accessed via Ashes to be scattered in Lahaina, Maui, at a later date.


He is survived by wife, Audrey Baybayan; daughters Pa‘anakala (Daniel) Tanaka, and Pukanala (Bradley) Llanes; son, ‘Aukai (Justynne) Kalepa; brothers, Clayton, Lyle, and Theodore Suter; sister, Ann Marie; and six grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email