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Taps: Harold DeMello – Complete Obituary

December 30, 2019

Harold G. DeMello, Jr., March 30, 1940 December 6, 2019, 79, a longtime resident of Enchanted Lake in Kailua, Hawaii, and recent resident of Henderson, Nevada, passed away on December 6, 2019, in Las Vegas. Born in Honolulu, he was preceded in death by first wife Antoinette and brother Howard.

He is survived by wife Margaret “Stevie” Braine DeMello; children Carole (Lanark) Lockard, Darlene (Patrick) Sousa, Patrick (Jennifer) DeMello, Julie DeMello, Dean (Kalei) DeMello, and Keith DeMello; stepchildren Stephen Fong and Brandi Sam Fong; grandchildren Anthony, Shauna, Shannon, Daniel, Kanalu, Logan, and Keola; step-granddaughter Amber; great-grandson Maddox; and sisters Linda DeMello (George) Schofield and Marlene DeMello (Gene) Faria.

The eldest of four children of Harold Sr. and Hilda Rosa DeMello, Harold Jr. was raised at St. Louis Heights in Honolulu, also spending many weekends at the family’s home in Lanikai, Kailua.

He was a graduate of the St. Louis School Class of 1958 and served in the Hawaii Air National Guard for 41 years, working as an aircraft mechanic supervisor including several overseas assignments before retiring in 2000 as a Chief Master Sergeant.

He was a classic car enthusiast, volunteered as one of the first coaches introducing Soccer to Hawaii in the 1970s, and remained a spirited spectator at the sports activities of his children and grandchildren (as well as critic of many referees!).

Services will be held Thursday, January 9, 2020, at St. John Vianney Church, 920 Keolu Dr., Kailua, HI 96734. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m., with a memorial service at 10:15 a.m. followed by Mass at 11 a.m. Afterward, family and friends are invited to join the DeMello ohana for lunch on the nearby Fellowship Lanai. A private interment will be held Friday, January 10, at Oahu Cemetery in Honolulu.

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