Nov. 4, 2012
Irene Judith Birchland, 71, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Richard Irwin and Edward, Keith Sr. and Neil Birchland; daughters RobertaIrwin, Renee Hon and Jeri Birchland; mother Edith Irene Santiago; brothers Julio Ruiz Jr., Thomas and William Moran and Anthony Santiago; sisters Carol Gusman and Sharon Bass; adopted brother John Futch; 35 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation:4:30 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services:6 p.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire.