Robert “Bobby” Vargas, 80

“Ohana means family, family means nobody gets left behind, or forgotten” (Lilo & Stitch) If your path ever crossed Bobby’s either here on Maui, or the mainland, you know Ohana extends beyond blood to include you as well!

Bobby spent 80 years living Aloha.

He first learned to “love-well” while living in Cardiff-by-the Sea, California with his mother Jovita and his father Jose and his 7 siblings, Lena, Sal, Joe, Angel, Anita, Elena, and Frank. Toni, his bride of 56 years, taught him to extend the tent pegs of Ohana to include everyone: co-workers, neighbors, people you see regularly, the postman, the grocery clerk, the gas station attendant. No one was overlooked or unimportant. Bobby and Toni lived Aloha and Ohana.

Bobby’s pride and joy were his 3 children and their spouses, Gianna and Scott, Mo and Di, and Nena and Neal Wakayama. His 7 grandchildren, Billie, Megan, Zach, Taylor, Kiernan, Jake, and Coby filled his cup of joy to overflowing.

Bobby was called into eternity on December 26, 2017. Please join us as we celebrate Robert “Bobby” Vargas’s life at St. Joseph’s Church, Makawao, on Wednesday January 3, 2018. Rosary will be said at 9:30 am. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m., Mass at 11:30 a.m., and burial will follow at the Maui Veteran’s Cemetery at 1 p.m.

The family would like to pass their heartfelt gratitude for the wonderful love and support from the staff of Islands Hospice, Lorelei his caregiver, Kokua Medical, and Printers Inc. & Wailuku Rapid Print.

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