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.

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