Obituaries

Tokuo Tashiro, 87

Tokuo Tashiro, 87 of Kahului passed away peacefully on December 14, 2018. Tokuo was born on September 15,1931 to Shiego and Misao Tashiro in Wailuku, Maui. He was a retired Electrician. Tokuo is survived by his wife , Mildred, Son Wayne (Leeann), Daughters Dawn (Bob) and Merle and numerous ...

Alexander Vegas, 78

Alexander Vegas, born and raised in Makawao on February 26, 1940, passed away on November 6, 2018 in Atoka, Oklahoma. Memorial Service honoring Alex will be held on January 19, 2019 starting at 9:00am at Holy Ghost Church in Kula, Maui. Spreading of his ashes following the memorial service ...

Walter Ken Murashita, 72

There was error in the date of death on the header of the display obituary that ran in The Maui News on Sunday, December 30, 2018. Walter Ken Murashita, 72 of Wailuku, passed away on December 27, at Maui Hospice in Wailuku. Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with the arrangement.

Esperanza A. Asuncion, 86

Esperanza A. Asuncion, 86, of Wailuku, Maui passed away on December 18, 2018 surrounded by loving family. She was born in Wailuku, Maui on April 30, 1932. Esperanza worked at Maui Soda as a secretary for many years before retiring. She is survived by her son, Ed (Eileen) Asuncion; daughter, ...

Adelaide Christine Flynn, 68

Adelaide Christine Flynn, 68 of Paia, Maui passed away a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend on December 13, 2018. She was born on February 9, 1950 in Puunene, Maui to the late Wilfred Phillips and Elsie Rodrigues. Adelaide worked as a recorder clerk for the ...

Earl Franklin Snyder, 85

Earl Franklin Snyder, 85 of Kula, Maui, had peacefully passed away on Monday, December 24th, 2018 under the care of Islands Hospice. He was born in Washington, D.C. on July 11th, 1933 to the late Hary & Ada Burke Snyder. He is survived by his son, Michael Cohen; 2 Grandchildren, Emelina ...

Dong Gi Han, 77

Dong Gi Han, 77, of Wailuku passed away peacefully at Hospice Maui Hale on December 20, 2018.  Mr. Han is the owner of the Aloha Gift Shop in Lahaina. He is survived by his wife, Sun Ok Han, Daughter Haejin (Hyon), son, Doug and grandson, Hayden. Services will be held at the Maui Full ...

Dong Gi Han, 77

Dong Gi Han, 77, of Wailuku passed away peacefully at Hospice Maui Hale on December 20, 2018.  Mr. Han is the owner of the Aloha Gift Shop in Lahaina. He is survived by his wife, Sun Ok Han, Daughter Haejin (Hyon), son, Doug and grandson, Hayden. Services will be held at the Maui Full ...

Edith F. Aoki, 83

Edith F. Aoki, 83 of Wailuku, Maui had peacefully passed at home surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018. She was born in Honolulu on December 13th, 1934. Edith dedicated the last 25 years to help raise her 3 grandchildren and to help at Party Paradise. Edith is survived by ...

Kristine Lee Arakawa, 42

Kristine Lee Arakawa, 42 of Las Vegas, passed away on December 11, 2018 in Las Vegas. She was born on February 5, 1976 in Wailuku, Maui. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at Ballard Family Mortuary, service will begin at 5:30 p.m., and cremation will ...

Kevin Pono De Lima, 68

Kevin Pono De Lima, 68, of Kihei, passed away on December 15, 2018 at Hospice Hale Maui in Wailuku. He was born on July 29, 1950 in Ulupalakua, Maui. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului, service will begin at 7 p.m. ...

Rosa Enriques, 76

Rosa Enriques, 76, of Makawao, Maui passed away in peace, on November 24, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Aiea, Oahu on January 14, 1942 to the late Marcelino and Feliciana Siarot. Rosa is survived by her husband of 45 years, James Rodney Enriques; children, Melissa ...

Benedicto Haber, 81

Benedicto Haber, also known as Ben, 81, of Kahului, Maui, passed away peacefully on November 25, 2018 at his residence with loving family by his side. Services honoring Mr. Haber will be held on Friday, December 28, 2018 at Christ the King Church. Visitation will begin at 6:30 pm, and service ...

Esther Kazumi Hanzawa, 87

Esther Kazumi Hanzawa, 87, of Pukalani passed away peacefully on December 1, 2018 at Hale Makua-Wailuku.   Esther was born on September 18, 1931 in Lahaina. Esther is survived by her children: Glenn and Neil Hanzawa and Marsha (Vernon) Yamada as well as her pride and joy, her ...

Paul Adam Kaiwi Sr.

Paul Adam Kaiwi, Sr., 70, of Hana peacefully passed away on December 7th, 2018 at his home under the care of his loving supportive family. He was born on April 26, 1948 at Kipahulu Maui. Paul Kaiwi Sr. is survived by his wife Geraldine “Jelly” Kaiwi; three sons Paul Kaiwi Jr. (Hana) of ...

Gladys Nalani Keahi Kaniho, 84

Gladys Nalani Keahi Kaniho, 84, of Lahaina, Maui, passed away on December 11, 2018 at Maui Memorial Hospital in Wailuku with her family by her side. She is survived by her husband, Harold Hale Kaniho, her sister, Elaine (Sammy) Septimo, sister-in-law, Barbara (Larry) Keahi, and children, Bunny ...

Susan Kuszajewski, 75

Susan Kuszajewski, age 75, resident of Haiku, Maui died peacefully in her daughter's home, on Sunday, Dec 9 with her family by her side. She was born to the late Veronica Purol and Theophilis Hoppe in Posen, Michigan. She was married to Eugene Kuszajewski for 56 years. She is survived by ...

Roselani “Rose” Tsuyako (Honda) Nishida, 90

Roselani "Rose" Tsuyako (Honda) Nishida, 90 of Kahului, passed away on November 30, 2018 at Islands Hospice in Kahului. She was born on July 23, 1928 in Makawao. Private services were held She worked for many years as a Nurse's Aide at Hale Makua in Wailuku and retired from the Maui ...

Kay Yoshiko Nakatani, 87

Kay Yoshiko Nakatani, 87, of Kahului, Maui, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2018 with loving family by her side. Services honoring Ms. Nakatani were held privately by family. Kay was born on March 3, 1931 to Mr. Moriichi and Mrs. Mine Tachibana in Hiroshima, Japan. Kay worked as ...

Julia Siores Evangelista, 97

Julia Siores Evangelista, 97 of Kahului, Maui, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018. She was born in Urdaneta Pangasinan, Philippines on December 20th, 1920 to the late Raymundo & Eduvijas Aguilar Siores. Julia was a seamstress for many years. She was predeceased ...