Gerald Jerry Caires, Sr., 77

Gerald Jerry Caires, Sr., 77 of Kihei, passed away on February 4, 2018 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on May 14, 1940 in Paia, Maui.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018, at Ballard Family Mortuary. Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and service will begin at 6:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes will be at a later date.

Family requests Aloha attire, and no flowers.

Gerald was a graduate of Lahainaluna High School Class of 1959. He was in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1963. He then worked for Haleakala Dairy for 18 years as a Milker, and then worked as an Equipment Mechanic at Makena Golf Course for 13 years before retiring in 2002.

He is survived by his wife, Gail Caires; sons, Gerald J. Caires, Jr. (Michelle Padaken), Eddie Lee (Carolyn) Caires, Christopher (Tana) Caires, and James Dunn IV; daughters, Catherine Caires Rojas, Elizabeth Caires Tlaseca (deceased), and Christabel Dunn; sisters, Linda (Jim) Smith, and Cynthia Souza; 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins; and best friends, Marshall Lippman, and Wesley Oyama.

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