Charles “Sonny” Pico, 83

Charles “Sonny” Pico, 83 of Wailuku passed away peacefully at Maui Memorial Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born in Paia, the beloved son of parents, Tony and Bessie Pico.

Services honoring Charley will be held at St Anthony Church in Wailuku on December 1, 2018. Visitation will begin at 9:30am and mass will be celebrated at 11:00am. The family requests no flowers please.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel Pico; sons, Charles (Jamescy) Pico Jr, Calvin Pico; daughter, Charlene Nascimento; brother in law, William “Butch” (Donna) Soares Jr; 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Charley was raised in Paia and graduated from St Anthony High School in 1953 where he was captain of the football team and belonged to the ROTC. His long career in law enforcement began as a Solo Motorcycle Police Officer at Honolulu Police Dept. In 1963 he moved back to Maui and joined the Maui Police Dept. After retiring as a Sargent at MPD, Charley was Chief of Security at Maui Intercontinental Hotel and the Hyatt Maui. When he completely retired, he filled his days riding his Harley, playing Makule softball and spending time with his many friends and family members. Charley loved all sports but college football was his favorite. He was a diehard Notre Dame fan and was over the moon when he was able to tour the campus and attend a (winning) game at their stadium. While he will be missed by those that loved him, we are strong in our faith that he is in the loving embrace of our Lord.

The family would like to thank Dr Savona and Marianne Mattos, Dr Lugo, Louise and the staff at MMMC Oncology, Dr Noor and the Molokai East staff for the excellent care given to Charley and the compassion and kindness shown to his family.

Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com

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