Gerald “Gerry” Moniz Tavares Sr., 83

Gerald “Gerry” Moniz Tavares Sr., 83, of Kula, passed away on May 24, 2014, at his residence. He was born on February 8, 1931 in Kula.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014, at Holy Ghost Church in Kula, Prayer service will begin at 7 p.m.

Public visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and Mass will begin at 10 a.m.; Private burial will follow. Family requests Aloha attire.

Gerald was a retired Maui County Fire Chief. He was also a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Oura Tavares; sons, Gerald Tavares Jr., and Armon M. Tavares (Faith Souza-Tavares); sisters, Leonilda Caires, and Veronica Montemayor; grandchildren Blake M. Tavares, and Jessica L. Tavares; and great-grandchildren, Arcilio Tavares-Torres, and Leylah Tavares-Torres.

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