Francisco Malubay Sr., 81

Francisco Malubay Sr., 81, of Molokai, passed away peacefully at Queen’s Medical Center on August 28, 2017 with his loving family by his side.

Services honoring Mr. Malubay will be held at Nakamura Mortuary on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Visitation will begin at 10am with services beginning at 11am. Francisco will be laid to eternal rest at Maui Memorial Park–Garden of Meditation at 2pm.

Francisco was born on August 21, 1936 on Molokai to Luis & Trinidad Malubay. After graduating Molokai High School in 1953, he served in the U.S. Navy and Army National Guard. Francisco and late wife Regina raised their children together on Maui. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and commercial painter. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, tako diving, and spending time with his family. More than anything, he was an exceptionally gifted slack key guitarist and loved singing Hawaiian songs.

Mr. Malubay is survived by his children, Francisco (Yolanda) Malubay Jr., Emerson (Persilla) Malubay, Vernon (Dawn) Malubay, Roxann (Pat) Malubay & Vanessa (Roland) Kepano; 13 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and two nieces.

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