Obituaries

Nathan Neal Furtado, 61

Nathan Neal Furtado, 61, of Kula, passed away on January 9, 2015 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on June 15, 1953 in Kula, Maui.Visitation will be he held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Holy Ghost Church in Kula, eulogy will begin at 10:30 a.m., Mass at ...

Carol Ann Kaauamo, 72

Carol Ann Kaauamo, 72, of Wailuku, passed away on December 14, 2014. She was born on November 25, 1942 in Puunene, Maui.Urn burial 10:30 am, Wednesday, January 21, 2015, Maui Memorial Park-Garden of Meditation. Norman's Mortuary assisted with arrangements.She is survived by her brothers, ...

Sampson Kamekona, 84

Sampson (Uncle Sam) Kamekona, 84 of Hilo, he passed away on Monday, December 29, 2014 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on April 2, 1930, in Keaukaha, South Hilo.Hired as a Longshoreman with ILWU 142 in Hilo, HI, he was transferred to Honolulu, HI and later retired from ILWU 142 ...

Florence Kiyoe Katahara, 92

Florence Kiyoe Katahara, 92, of Wailuku, died on Jan 9, 2015 at Hale Makua.Private services were held.Nakamura Mortuary assisted with the arrangements.Mrs. Katahara was born on Dec 6, 1922 in Keahua, Maui. She was a retired cafeteria worker.Florence was predeceased by her husband for 63 years, ...

Nobuo “Obon” Kurisu, 87

Nobuo "Obon" Kurisu, aka OB1, 87, of Wailuku, passed away on January 9, 2015 at his home. He was born on May 20, 1927 in Kahului, Maui.Private services were held. In lieu of monetary offerings, donations in his name may be made to Caregivers Maui or Islands Hospice.Nobuo was the proprietor of ...

Perfecto L. Natividad, 83

Perfecto L. Natividad, 83, of Kahului passed away on January 4, 2015 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on April 19, 1931 on Lihue, Kauai.Services will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Norman's Mortuary-Wailuku, with visitation from 6:00 pm, services at 7:00 pm. Visitation ...

Herbert B. Ordonez, 51

Herbert B. Ordonez, 51, of Kahului, passed away on January 2, 2015, at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on October 8, 1963, in the Philippines.Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2015, at St. Theresa Catholic Church; eulogy will start at 10:45 ...

Billy Maluhia Plunkett, Sr., 62

Billy Maluhia Plunkett, Sr., 62, of Wailuku, passed away at home on December 24, 2014. He was born on December 29, 1951 in Puunene, Maui.Services will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints-Maui Lani Stake Center, with family viewing starting at ...

Eleanor Kinue Tanji, 86

Eleanor Kinue Tanji, 86, of Kahului, died Jan. 6, 2015, at Hale Makua Kahului.Private services were held.Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.Mrs. Tanji was born Oct. 26, 1928, in Wailuku. She retired from HC&S after 36 years of service in accounts payable.She was ...

Teofila Tuanquin Vasquez, 86

Teofila Tuanquin Vasquez, 86, of Kahului, passed away on January 9, 2015, at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on October 7, 1928, in Tayum, Abra, Philippines.Visitation will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 23, 2015, at St. Anthony Catholic Church; mass will ...

Constance (Stawarz) Geresy, 77

Constance (Stawarz) Geresy, 77, of Barnegat entered into eternal rest, peacefully in her sleep on January 10, 2015. Born on September 26, 1937, in Newark NJ, to the late Frank & Mildred Stawarz, Connie graduated from St. Michaels High School in Newark, NJ.She was retired from Piscataway ...

June Y. Kunitake, 89

June Y. Kunitake, 89-year-old Wailuku, Maui born resident of Los Angeles passed away peacefully at home on January 4, 2015.Beloved wife of Jitsuo Kunitake; devoted mother of Lloyd, Gary (Kim), Reid (Ann) Kunitake; proud grandmother of Ryan, Kevin, Darren, Paige, Leigh, and Blake Kunitake. Also ...

Samuel Houpo Kaleleiki Jr., 79

Samuel Houpo Kaleleiki Jr., 79, of Pahoa, Mokupuni O Keawe, A noble of the Reinstated Lawful Hawaiian Government Kingdom of Hawaii, retired Sgt. Maj. of U.S. Marine Corps also with the This Week Magazine Circulation, died December 31, 2014 at Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Manawili, ...

Kathleen “Cookie” Marie Haili, 71

Kathleen "Cookie" Marie Haili, 71, of Kula, Maui; passed away on December 25, 2014 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on April 30, 1943 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She worked as a Custodian for the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation at the Kahului Airport.Visitations will be held ...

Ramzey Kaleookalani “Rambo” Ho’opi’i, 41

Ramzey Kaleookalani "Rambo" Ho'opi'i, 41, of Kahakuloa, passed away on December 30, 2014 in Lahaina, Maui. He was born on September 11, 1973 in Wailuku.Ramzey worked for 14 years for the County of Maui at Waiehu Golf Course. He also worked for the Local 368 Labor Union, and Holo Holo Ka ...

Loretta Yuriko Ikeda, 83

Loretta Yuriko Ikeda, 83, of Pukalani, died Jan. 5, 2015, at home, under hospice care.Private services for Mrs. Ikeda will be held at a later date.Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.Mrs. Ikeda was born Sept. 18, 1931, in Honolulu, HI. She was a co-owner/operator of Satori Ikeda ...

Donald “Capt. Red” Lambert, 81

Donald "Capt. Red" Lambert, former resident of West Yarmouth, MA died on 30th of December, 2014 on the island of Maui at the age of 81.Capt. Lambert was better known as "Capt. Red" to all who knew him. Born in Boston, he held a Bachelor's degree from Boston University and a Master's Degree ...

Gail Ann Otsuka, 61

Gail Ann Otsuka, 61, of Kahului, died Jan. 2, 2015.Private services for Gail will be held at a later date.Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.Gail was born Jan. 20, 1953, in Lahaina.She was predeceased by her father, Sydney Villalon, and her son, Kyle Otsuka.She is survived by her ...

Carl Sasaki, 69

Carl Sasaki, 69, of Lahaina, died December 16, 2014, on the island of Kaua'i.Private services to honor Carl's life were held on January 6, 2015.Garden Isle Mortuary assisted with arrangements.Carl Sasaki was born on May 23, 1945 on Maui and was a lifelong resident of Lahaina. Carl is survived ...

Harold T. Shinyama, 85

Harold T. Shinyama, 85, of Wailuku, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2014. He was born on March 24, 1929 in Waihee, Maui.Harold was the former co-owner of Valley Isle Express.He is survived by his 3 children, Sharla Oyenoki, Sheldon (Janis) Shinyama, and Luanne (Don) Fujimoto; 6 ...