Obituaries

Valeria “Valerie” Heckman, 50

Valeria "Valerie" Heckman, 50, of Wailuku, Maui; passed away on March 4, 2015. She was born on November 29, 1964 in Honolulu, Hawaii.She worked as a Medical Receptionist for Malama I ke Ola Health Center.Visitations will be held on Monday, March 16, 2015 at Ballard Family Mortuary from 5:00 ...

Jill Luana Kalua, 50

Jill Luana Kalua, 50, of Wailuku, passed away on February 13, 2015 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on November 20, 1964 in Honolulu.Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Norman's Mortuary in Wailuku; Memorial Services will begin at 11 a.m.Jill formerly ...

IkaIka Ko’omoa, 18

Ikaika Ko'omoa, 18, of Hana, Maui; passed away on February 16, 2015. He was born on April 10, 1996 in Wailuku, Maui.He enjoyed Hunting, fishing, baseball and most of all having fun and spending time with his ohana.Visitations will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Ballard Family Mortuary ...

Michiko Nagata Miller, 76

Michiko Nagata Miller, age 76 of Maui, Hawaii passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015.Michiko was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Gayle Miller in 2004.She is survived by her son, the Rev. Donald Yukio Miller, and wife the Rev. Mary C. Peters, Atlanta, GA, sisters Lillian Hanayo Nakao, ...

Masue Tanaka, 94

Masue Tanaka, 94, of Kahului, died on Jan 19, 2014 at home under care of Hospice Maui.Private services were held.Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements.Mrs. Tanaka was born on Feb 20, 1920 in Puunene, Maui.She was a maker of hula implements.She was predeceased by her son, Franklyn Tanaka. ...

Mary Katherine Chong Kee Blackburn, 65

Mary Katherine Chong Kee Blackburn, 65 of Wailuku passed away on February 11, 2015 in Kahului. She was born on April 19, 1949 in Honolulu, Hawaii.Private services were held.She worked with the Maui News in the circulation department.She is survived by her husband, Gregory Chong Kee, brother, ...

Frances Marie DeVera, 75

Frances Marie DeVera, 75, of Wailuku, Maui; passed away on February 18, 2015. She was born on November 8, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York.She worked as a Clerk for Tripler's Hospital.Visitations will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Ballard Family Mortuary from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with ...

Ayato Kiyomoto, 94

Ayato Kiyomoto, 94, of Kahului, died February 6, 2015, at his residence in Kahului, HI.Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.Mr. Kiyomoto was born April. 5, 1920 in Makawao. He was the son of Toyosaku and Tewo Kiyomoto.He was a produce Department Manager and owned a farm.He was ...

Eleanor “Momi” Labuanan, 88

Eleanor "Momi" Rosa Labuanan, 88, of Paia, Maui; passed away on February 26, 2015. She was born on October 15, 1926 in Oahu.She work as a Custodian for Paia School, Kahului Airport and Kaiser Permanente.Visitations will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Paia ...

Kay Montania, 85

Kay Montania, 85, of Kahului, died on Feb. 20, 2015, at her home.A celebration of Kay's life will be held at Nakamura Mortuary on March 3, 9:30am. Inurnment will follow, 12:30pm, at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation.Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.Mrs. Montania was born ...

Trecita “Terry” Secretario, 84

Trecita "Terry" Secretario, 84, of Lahaina, Maui; passed away on February 22, 2015. She was born on November 8, 1930 in Lahaina, Maui.She retired as a Baker for the Royal Lahaina Hotel.Visitations will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Norman's Mortuary from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with ...

Edelene Parilla, 18

Edelene Parilla, 18, of Kahului, passed away on February 16, 2015 at Honokohau Bay, Kapalua. She was born on November 14, 1996 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.Services will held on Friday, March 6 at Norman's Mortuary with visitation from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; service at 7:00 pm. Visitation ...

Emmanuel Turda Tabbay, 19

Emmanuel T. Tabbay, 19, of Kahului, died on Feb. 16, 2015 in Honokohau Bay.Services will be held at Nakamura Mortuary. Night wake will begin at 4:00 pm on Fri, March 6 and visitation will begin at 10:00 am on Sat, March 7; with service at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at 12:30 pm at Maui ...

Betty Chieko Wong, 76

Betty Chieko Wong, 76, of Kahului, died on Feb. 23, 2015, at home, under the care of Hospice Maui.Visitation will be 9:00am on Wednesday, March 4, at Nakamura Mortuary, with services at 10:00am. Interment will follow, 1:00pm, at Maui Veteran's Cemetery.Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with ...

Eugene P. Texeira, 87

Eugene P. Texeira, 87, of San Francisco, California, passed away on February 12, 2015 in San Francisco. He was born on August 23, 1927 in Wailuku, Maui.Services will be held on Monday, March 2, 2015 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Wailuku, with visitation from 9:00 am; Mass at 11:30 am, ...

Eusebio Peralta Quilinquin, 82

Eusebio Peralta Quilinquin, 82, of Lanai City, passed away on February 23, 2015. He was born on July 9, 1932, in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2015, at the Lanai Union Hall; service will begin at 7:00 p.m. ...

Don-Gilbert Calleon, 37

Don-Gilbert Calleon, 37, passed away on February 19, 2015. He was born on May 23, 1977 in Wailuku, Maui.Services over urn will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church-Makawao with visitation from 9:00 am; Mass at 10:30 am.Family request no wreaths.He is survived by ...

Mary Jeannine Cochran, 77

Mary Jeannine Cochran, 77, of Paia, Maui; passed away on February 8, 2015. She was born on September 25, 1937 in Hamakuapoko, Maui.An attorney at law, Cochran worked at Beneficial Finance as its first female manager on Maui, was as a UNISERV for the Hawaii State Teacher Association, the owner ...

Lorraine Seno Young, 76

Lorraine Seno Young, 76, of Haiku, passed away on February 8, 2015 in Utah. She was born on May 19, 1938 in Honolulu.Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Ballard Family Mortuary, services will begin at 10 a.m.; urn burial will follow at 1 p.m. at Valley ...

Jane Kurisu Peroff, 91

Jane K. Peroff, 91 of Kahului passed away on February 17, 2015. She was born on January 13, 1924 in Kihei, Maui.Services will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Saint Damien Chapel (located at St. Anthony Church in Wailuku), with visitation from 9:00 am, Mass at 9:30 am. Private family ...