Obituaries

Joseph James Kalua “Joe” Friend, 60

Joseph James Kalua “Joe” Friend, age 60, passed away on Wednesday October 11, 2017 at his Haiku residence after a prolonged illness. Joseph was born on September 12, 1957 in Honolulu and later the family moved and as a child resided in Kokomo, Makawao. Joseph loved hunting, fishing, auto ...

Jeannette Tsark Smith, 90

Jeannette Tsark Smith, 90, of Kihei Passed away on October 14, 2017, under the care of Hospice Maui. She was born in Honolulu on June 3, 1927, and lived on Maui since 1986. She was also an active volunteer with Hospice and Kaunoa Senior Center. A graveside service will begin at 11:00 am on ...

Mariano Udarbe Ubilas, 90

Mariano Udarbe Ubilas, 90, of Kapaau, Hawaii, died September 23, 2017 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. All night vigil at 6 p.m. October 19 at 54-2451 Kynnersly Rd. in Kapaau. Visitation 8 a.m. October 20 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi; mass 10 a.m. burial in Hawi County cemetery. ...

Eunice Tsuchiya Arakawa, 91

Eunice Tsuchiya Arakawa, 91 of Kahului, Hawaii passed away on September 7, 2017. Private Services held. Mrs. Arakawa was born February 22, 1926 in Paia, Hawaii. Survived by: children David (Cynthia) Arakawa, Matthew Arakawa and Ann (Stephen) Young, sister Eileen (Jack) Tsuchiya Fucik

John J. Bissen Jr., 88

Mr. John Joseph Bissen Jr., 88, of Kahului, Maui, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2017, surrounded by his loving family in Las Vegas, Nevada. Services honoring Mr. Bissen will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church on Friday, October 27, 2017. Visitation will begin at 9:30am, with Mass ...

Teruo Kakihara, 90

Teruo Kakihara, 90, of Kahului passed away peacefully on October 1, 2017. Born in Haiku, he was pre-deceased by parents Keizo and Tsuruyo Kakihara, brothers Satoru and Richard and sister Lillian. He is survived and will be missed by his brother Tom (Paddy); sister Patsy (Paul) Hasegawa, and ...

Shizuka Kawabata

Shizuka Kawabata, 91 of Lahaina, Maui, passed away on September 15, 2017, at Hale Makua Kahului. She was born on March 9, 1926 to Tokuichi and Fusayo Tanabe. Private Services were held. No Koden (monetary gift). She was predeceased by her husband Takayuki Kawabata. She is survived by 2 ...

Maryvonne P. Kosatschkow, 77

Maryvonne P. Kosatschkow, 77 of Haiku, passed away on October 3, 2017. She was born on September 11, 1940 in Paris, France. She worked as a waitress at Luigi’s restaurant before she retired. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at St. Rita Church in ...

Robert Taro Miyashiro, 96

Robert Taro Miyashiro, 96, of Kahului passed away peacefully on September 15, 2017 at home, with his loving family by his side. Services honoring Mr. Miyashiro was held privately at his request.Nakamura Mortuary is assisted with the arrangements. Mr. Miyashiro was born on August 26, 1921, ...

Juanito Padron Ramelb, 66

Juanito Padron Ramelb, 66, of Kahului, passed away on October 3, 2017 at his residence under the care of his loving family and Hospice Maui. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Nakamura Mortuary for the public from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, with prayer services to begin at 7:30pm. ...

Gladys K. Saiki, 90

Gladys Kimie Saiki, 90, of Hilo, passed away peacefully at Maui Memorial Medical Center on September 15, 2017. Services honoring Mrs. Saiki will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 9:30am. Gladys was born in Honolulu. She ...

Eunice Tsuchiya Arakawa, 91

Eunice Tsuchiya Arakawa, 91 of Kahului, Hawaii passed away on September 7, 2017 at her residence. Private Services held. Mrs. Arakawa was born February 22, 1926 in Paia, Hawaii. Survived by: children David (Cynthia) Arakawa, Matthew Arakawa and Ann (Stephen) Young, sister Eileen (Jack) ...

Josefina V. “Siping” Lagrimas, 82

Josefina V. “Siping” Lagrimas, 82, of Paia, passed away on September 23, 2017 at her residence. She was born on August 6, 1935 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului; service will ...

Reuel “Billy” Munar, 73

Reuel “Billy” Munar, 73, of Kahului, Hawaii, passed away at Maui Health System (Maui Memorial Medical Center) on September 30, 2017. He was born on June 15, 1944 in Damortis, La Union, Philippines. Came to the United States in 1968. He joined the United States Army in his late ...

Shigeyoshi “Cupie” Nakamura, 94

Shigeyoshi “Cupie” Nakamura, 94, of Lahaina, passed away on September 25, 2017 at his residence under the care of Islands Hospice and his loving family. Services were held privately at his request. Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements.Born on April 3, 1923, to Jusaku and Yoshino ...

Raymundo Hernandez Ramirez, 52

Raymundo Hernandez Ramirez, 52 of Lahaina, passed away on September 30, 2017 in Lahaina. He was born on March 15, 1965 in Mexico. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Maria Lanakila Church in Lahaina, mass will begin at 11 a.m. and burial will follow ...

Stanley S. Sakata, 78

Stanley Sadakatsu Sakata, 78 of Pukalani passed away at his home on September 7, 2017 He was born in Hailiimaile, Maui to Katsumi and Sadami Sakata. Stanley was a graduate of Maui High School and Los Angeles State College. He worked in the civil engineering department of the California State ...

Tsugio “Tsugi” Sakurada, 92

Tsugio “Tsugi” Sakurada, 92, of Wailuku, passed away peacefully on September 21, 2017, under the compassionate care of Islands Hospice and Luzy Alonzo. Services honoring Mr. Sakurada will be held privately at his request. Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements. Tsugio was ...

Charles Alexander Wallau, 20

Charles Alexander Wallau passed on September 28, 2017. He was born October 15, 1996 in Keokea to Elizabeth Miller-Wallau and John Sheldon Wallau. Charlie was a talented musician and artist who worked at the Keokea Gallery. Charlie was an incredibly kind young man who expressed his love and ...

Helen Mae Schouten, 80

Helen Mae Schouten, 80 of Kihei, passed away on October 1, 2017, under the care of Hospice Maui. She was born on January 17, 1937, in Portland Oregon. A memorial will begin at 3:30pm on Friday October 6, 2017 at Kalama Heights, 101 Kanani Road. Helen moved to Hawaii in 1957 and was a ...