Maria Higa Ota, 65

Maria Higa Ota, 65, of Wailuku, passed away on July 9, 2018 at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. She was born on April 11, 1953 in Munich, Germany and raised in Kahului, Maui.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului; service will begin at 10:30 a.m., burial will follow at 1 p.m. at the Maui Veterans Cemetery.

Maria graduated from Baldwin High School in 1971. She attended Kapiolani Community College and received a Certified Nursing Assistant degree. She then became a realtor in 1999 and became a member of both the Maui Board of Realtors Association and the Honolulu Board of Realtors Association.

Maria was also a member of the Kings Cathedral Church.

She is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” Ota; son, Jed Nakamura; grandchildren, Jelina Nakamura, Ryder, and Victoria Higa, Natalie Kauha’aha’a, and Axel Wright; brothers, Jony, Gary, Joseph, and Karl Higa.

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