The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001311875-01
Funeral Notices


Age 76, of Hilo, Hawaii, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021 in Kapolei, Oahu. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. Donald was a former Union Agent for HGEA-Hilo, former Land Division Chief for the State of Hawaii, Dept. of Hawaiian Homelands-Hilo, Alumni of St. Joseph’s High School-Hilo and St. Martin’s College in Olympia, Washington.

Donald was preceded in death by son, Kaulana Pakele. He is survived by his wife Papalii Taliilagi "Lei" Pakele; daughter- in-law, Lisa Huihui Pakele; grandchildren Shantil (Chester) Centino, Kainoa (Puuwai), Dillon and Kamalei Pakele; great- grandson Kai’olana Robins-Pakele; brothers Paul (Jan) Pakele of Honokaa and Leonard (Lynn) Pakele of Honolulu. Services pending.

Arrangements Provided By:
Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC