Obituaries

Tevita Tu`ungafasi Tei, 65

Tevita T. Tei, 65, of Kahului, passed away on November 11, 2014 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born July 14, 1949 in Hofoa, Tongatapu.An overnight vigil will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 at the United Methodist Church of Honolua beginning at 5:00 pm, continuing through ...

Shirley Sugako Kawahara, 92

Shirley Sugako Kawahara, 92, of Makawao, died on November 2, 2014 at Maui Memorial Medical Center.Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 15 at Makawao Hongwanji Mission; with service at 4 p.m.Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.Mrs. Kawahara was born on June 23, 1922 in ...

Cresencia Manuel, 86

Cresencia Manuel, 86, of Kahului passed away on November 6, 2014 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born February 4, 1928 in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.Services will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Norman's Mortuary, Wailuku, with visitation from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; ...

Helen A. Nieporte, 77

Helen A. Nieporte, 77, of Kula passed away at home in Kula on October 22, 2014, under the care of Islands Hospice Care. She was born on October 10, 1937 in Paia and raised in Lahaina.Private services were held. Norman's Mortuary assisted with arrangements.She was a retired dental assistant ...

Howard Masaichi Oshiro, 101

Howard Masaichi Oshiro, 101, of Pukalani passed away peacefully at Maui Memorial Medical Center surrounded by family on Sunday, October 26, 2014. He was born August 18, 1913, in Puunene, Maui. Howard will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, razor sharp memory, amazing ...

Howard M. Rodrigues, 80

Howard M. Rodrigues, 80, of Waianae, Oahu formally from Maui; passed away on October 16, 2014 at Queen's Medical Center. He was born on September 26, 1934 in Paia, Maui. He retired as an Iron Worker for Hawaiian Reinforcing Steel Company.Visitations will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 at ...

Jerome Sardinha, 53

Jerome Sardinha, 53, of Kula, passed away on November 3, 2014 at Maui Memorial Medical Center.He was born September 30, 1961 in Wailuku.Services over urn will be held on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Christ the King Church, Kahului, with visitation from 6:00 pm; Mass at 8:00 pm; scattering of ...

Donald Toshio Shimabukuro, 78

Donald Toshio Shimabukuro, 78, of Kahului, passed away peacefully at Maui Memorial Medical Center on Saturday, October 25, 2014. He was born at Paia Hospital in Makawao, Maui on October 15, 1936.Services will be held at Kahului Union Church on Saturday, November 29, 2014. Visitation will begin ...

Wayne “Muts” Tanaka, 83

As the sun set over the Kahului house on Thursday, October 30, 2014, Wayne "Muts" Tanaka took his last breath, surrounded by family. Born on December 27, 1930, he was 83 years young. A light rain started almost immediately after his passing as if angels were also mourning the loss of Wayne from ...

Florencia Manegdeg Tapuro, 79

Florencia M. Tapuro, 79 of Wailuku passed away at home on November 1, 2014 under the care of Hospice Maui. She was born February 27, 1935 in Bangui, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday November 15, 2014 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Wailuku, ...

Dominic Flosa Tesoro, 89

Dominic Flosa Tesoro, 89, of Kahului, died Oct. 29, 2014, at Maui Memorial Medical Center.A night wake will be held at Nakamura Mortuary on Nov. 13, with visitation at 5:00pm, and services at 6:00pm. Visitation will continue at Christ the King Church on Nov. 14, 9:00am, with services at ...

Munekazu Ueno, 94

Munekazu Ueno 94, of Lahaina, died Oct. 29, 2014, at Hale Makua, Kahului.Private services were held. Family requests no koden or monetary gifts, please.Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements.Mr. Ueno was born Jan. 2, 1920, in Lahaina, HI.He was a sugar processor for Pioneer Mill.He is ...

Steven Ray Carnahan, 59

Steven Ray Carnahan, 59, of Wailuku, passed away Oct. 30, 2014, at his home on O'ahu.Scattering services will be Nov. 9, 9:30am, at Canoe Beach, Lahaina. Memorial services will follow, 10:30am, at Lahaina Yacht Club.Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, O'ahu, and Nakamura Mortuary, Maui are ...

Nancy Mieko Matsuoka, 93

Nancy Mieko Matsuoka, 93, of Kahului, Maui, passed away at Hale Makua on October 9, 2014.Private services were held. Please no flowers or koden.Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements.Born on September 22, 1921, Nancy and her late husband, Peter Matsuoka, owned Mike's Market, Aloha Travel, ...

John “Johnny” Robert Nolan, 46

John "Johnny" Robert Nolan, 46 of Napili passed away on October 27, 2014 at Maui Memorial Medical Center with family by his side. He was born on March 1, 1968 in Wailuku, Hawaii. Scattering of the ashes followed by a Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday December 14, 2014 at Hanakao'o ...

Nancy Michiko Tonai, 86

Nancy Michiko Tonai, 86, of Wailuku, Maui; passed away on October 31, 2014 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on January 28, 1928 in Hana, Maui. She worked as a sales associate for Singer Sewing.Visitations will be held on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission from ...

Hideko Ajifu, 89

Hideko Ajifu, 89, of Kahului, died on Oct. 21, 2014, at her home.Private services were held. Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements.Mrs. Ajifu was born on October 4, 1925, in Waikapu, HI. She was a registered nurse until her retirement in 1984.Mrs. Ajifu was predeceased by her son, Karl ...

Fermin Vera Dasalla, 82

Fermin Vera Dasalla, 82, of Wailuku, died on Oct. 24, 2014, at Pali Momi Hospital, O'ahu.Visitation will be Nov. 7, 6pm, at Christ the King Church, with services at 7:30pm, and mass at 8pm.Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.Mr. Dasalla was born on July 7, 1932, in Munoz N Ecija, ...

Apolonia Buenaflor Echalas, 96

Apolonia Buenaflor Echalas, 96, of Carson, CA, died on Oct. 23, 2014, in Torrance, CA.Visitation will be Nov. 8, 10am, with services at 11am. Burial will follow, 12:30pm, at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation.Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.Apolonia was born on Feb. 9, ...

Virginia Jean Ferris, 87

Virginia Jean Ferris, 87, of Kula passed away on October 24, 2014 at Kula Hospital. She was born on April 8, 1927 in California.Services on Maui will be held on Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12 noon at Kanaha Beach Park, Kahului, next to the canoe hale. Services on Oahu will be ...