March 18, 2012
Arnold Branco, 78, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation heavy-equipment operator, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Patricia P. “Pat”; daughters Debra Tejada, Donna Pacheco and Daylynn Branco-Kyles; brothers Joseph and Alfred Alameida; sisters Alice Obina and Lovina Carvalho; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Casual attire.