Yoshio Taira, 88

Yoshio Taira, 88, of Lahaina, died on May 9, 2014 under the compassionate care of Hospice Maui.

Funeral services were held at Lahaina Jodo Mission. The family requests no koden, or monetary gifts.

Mr. Taira was born March 18, 1926, in Puunene. He was a retired machinist for Pioneer Mill Co.

He is survived by his wife, Katsuko Taira; daughters, Joyce Taira and Grace (Willem) Thorbecke; son Barry (Mayumi) Taira; and seven grandchildren Mariko, Catherine, Willem Jr., Christiana, and Lauren Thorbecke, and Matthew and Megan Taira.

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