Obituaries

Edmond “Greg” Frederick Leialoha Awai, 75

Edmond “Greg” Frederick Leialoha Awai, 75, of Wailuku, passed away peacefully at his home on February 20, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Services honoring Mr. Awai will be held privately at a later date. Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements. Greg was born on June 23, ...

Jocel Ragudo De Rivera, 36

Jocel Ragudo De Rivera, 36, of Lahaina, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2017, at Maui Memorial Medical Center in Wailuku. Services honoring Mr. De Rivera will be held on February 27, 2017 at Maria Lanakila Church. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m.; with funeral mass at 7 p.m. Nakamura ...

Madeline Furtado Funes, 91

Madeline Furtado Funes, 91, of Makawao, Maui, passed away on February 13, 2017, under the care of Hospice Maui. She was born on March 13, 1925, in Kula, Maui. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017, at Norman’s Mortuary; service will begin at 11:00 ...

Grace Leinaala Eskaran, 78

Grace Leinaala Eskaran, 78, of Lanai City, passed away on February 8, 2017 at Lanai Community Hospital. She was born on June 17, 1938 in Lanai City. Wake service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the I.L.W.U. hall in Lanai City. Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, ...

June Fusako Hironaka, 76

June Fusako Hironaka, 76, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2017, with her loving husband by her side. Services honoring Mrs. Hironaka were held privately. Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements. Mrs. Hironaka was born in Yamaga Kumamoto, Japan, to Kamehachi and Fumiko Watanabe. ...

Masaya Kametani, 93

Masaya Kametani, 93, of Kula, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Services honoring Mr. Kametani were held privately by family. Makawao Hongwanji and Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements. Masaya was born on November 18, 1923 in Maui, HI ...

Moses K. Kauhaahaa Jr., 85

Moses K. Kauhaahaa Jr., 85 of Kahakuloa, Maui passed away on February 16, 2017 at his residence under the care of his loving family and Islands Hospice. He was born on November 16, 1931 in Honolulu. Moses retired from Maui Electric Company. Visitations will be held on Sunday, March 5, ...

Alvin Masao Kobayashi, 61

Alvin Masao Kobayashi, 61, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2017, with his family by his side. Services honoring Mr. Kobayashi were held privately. Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements. Mr. Kobayashi was born on July 30, 1955 in Lahaina, Hawaii, to Keichi and Harue Kobayashi. ...

Willis Eddington Leach

Husband of Margaret A. Leach (Deceased), passed away on Friday, February 3rd at 1:30 a.m. He is survived by his five children, eleven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and four stepsons. Willis was a Veteran of WW2, with two bronze stars, and a ribbon for the Liberation of the ...

Bruce Ryan Lee, 67

Bruce Ryan Lee, 67 of Pukalani, Maui passed away on February 15, 2017 under the care of his loving family and Islands Hospice. He was born on September 8, 1949 in Puunene, Maui. Bruce was the owner of Newcomer-Lee Land Surveyors, Inc. Visitations will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 ...

Roy Naopuu, 73

Roy Naopuu, 73, of Kula, passed away on February 7, 2017 at Kula Hospital. He was born on June 20, 1943 in Haiku, Maui. A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Maliko Bay, scattering of his ashes at sea will follow. Family requests loose flowers and ...

Denice R. Pakele, 44

Denice R. Pakele, 44 of Haiku, Maui passed away on February 17, 2017 at her residences under the care of her loving family and Maui Hospice. She was born on February 20, 1972 in Honolulu. Visitations will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary Kahului from 5:00pm to ...

Aiyana Megumi Macadangdang-Tanaka, Infant

Aiyana Megumi Macadangdang-Tanaka was born sleeping peacefully on February 19, 2017 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. Visitation will be held at Norman’s Mortuary in Wailuku on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9:00am-12noon with prayer service at 11:30am. Burial will follow at 12:30 pm at ...

Nobuo “Dyke” Tengan, 89

Nobuo “Dyke” Tengan, 89, of Wailuku passed away peacefully on February 8, 2017 at Maui Memorial Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. Services honoring Mr. Tengan were held privately. Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements. Nobuo was born on May 5, 1927 to Teishin ...

John Franklin Fernandez, 72

John Franklin Fernandez, 72, of Haiku, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2017 at his home. Services honoring Mr. Fernandez will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Kanaha Beach Park – Canoe Hale. Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements. John was born on ...

David Keith Miller, 68

David Keith Miller, 68, of Makawao, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2017, at his residence under the care of Hospice Maui, with loving family and friends by his side. Private celebration of life was held on Saturday, February 11th. Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements. ...

Charlotte Boteilho Asato, 76

Charlotte Boteilho Asato, 76 of Kahului passed away February 5, 2017. She was born in Wailuku June 17, 1940 to Manuel and Rose Boteilho. Charlotte is survived by her son, Bobby (Ernette) Asato; grandchildren, Courtney, Blaine, Jared and Kalea Asato. She is predeceased by her son, Glenn ...

Joseph Anthony Frye Sr., 79

Joseph Anthony Frye Sr., 79, of Wailuku, Maui, passed away on February 7, 2017, at Kahuku Hospital in Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii. He was born on July 27, 1937, in Camden, New Jersey. Joseph retired as the Fuel Truck Operator for Hawaiian Airlines Kahului, Maui Airport. He was a devoted member of ...

Elaine Louella Gildersleeve, 86

Elaine Gildersleeve was born, the sixth of eight children, to George and Barbara Leno in North Dakota on July, 16, 1930. She passed away peacefully in her Kula, Maui, home on February 13, 2017. She married Murray Gildersleeve December 29, 1947, and they had five children, cared for two foster ...

Sandra Sachie Goshi, 71

Sandra Sachie Goshi, 71, of Kahului, passed away peacefully at home on February 2, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Services honoring Mrs. Goshi will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Kahului Union Church, starting at 3:00pm. Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with ...