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 mechanics and cooking for others. He was known to many as speaking his mind, funny, and a unique character, always there to help a friend.
He leaves behind to cherish the memories the love of his life and companion and caregiver, Carey Welsh.
Joseph is survived by Siblings; Clarence A. (Olga) Friend (Italy); Frieda P. (Louis) Soto (Makawao); and R. U’ilani (Joseph) Medeiros (Pukalani) and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Predeceased: Clarence “Sonny” Friend and Marie A. Friend, his parents.
Joseph requested cremation and no services.
“No Laila e ka Haku, Ma lalo o kou” “eheu, Ko makou maluhia, A mau loa aku no. Amene.” And so, o Lord, protect us beneath your wings, and let peace be our portion, now and forever more. Amen.
We wish to thank Grayson-County Coroner for his kindness, and Cheryl and Wendy from Ballard Mortuary.
Condolences may be sent at: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com