Ronald James "Kela" Paiva, 71, ofHilo, a retired Hilo Coast Processing Co. heavy-equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wifeGloria L. Mendoza-Paiva; sons Russell, Dennis, Anthony and Derek; brothers Peter, Michael, Patrick and Gerald; sistersAlice Nathaniel, Victoria Del Luz, Theresa Matthews, RoxanneAraki and Susan Pavao; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.
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