Paul Maurice de Silva passed away on September 27, 2020 at Coronado Heights Senior Living in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 85.
Married for 68 years, Paul is survived by his wife, Edith Savella de Silva and his sons, Paul de Silva JR, Wayne de Silva and Ernest de Silva.
Born December 8, 1934 in Hilo, Hawaii, he graduated Hilo High School class of 1952, University of Hawaii Class of 1957, University of Hawaii Fifth Year Certificate in Education 1958, Gonzaga University Law School Class of 1965 Paul was appointed Deputy County Attorney in 1967, elected Prosecuting Attorney in 1972, appointed Administrative of the Big Island District Court in 1978, appointed Circuit Court Judge 1978 – 1988. After his retirement from the judiciary he joined the law firm of Roerhig, Roerhig, Wilson, Hara, Schutte & de Silva. Paul also retired from the Hawaii Air National Guard, he was a helicopter pilot. Paul and Edith relocated to Las Vegas in 2014.