Obituaries

Mr. Francis “Topedo” Cosma Jr., 58

Francis “Topedo” Cosma Jr., 58, of Wailuku, passed away peacefully at Maui Memorial Medical Center on November 29, 2017, surrounded by his loving ohana. Services honoring Mr. Cosma will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Visitation will begin at 9:30am, ...

Richard E. Genereux, 57

Richard E. Genereux, 57 of Kahului, passed away on December 19, 2017 in Wailuku. He was born on November 2, 1960, in Topeka, Kansas. Private services were held. He was the retired Director of Risk Management for Payment Processing, Inc., Fremont, CA. Richard loved to travel, making trips ...

Jason K. Lonzaga, 54

Jason Kalei Lonzaga was born January 10, 1963, in Wailuku. He attended Haiku School, graduated from Maui High School, and proudly served in the Armed Services. He loved diving, fishing, hunting and all manners of outdoor activities. Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with ...

Florendo M. Manuel, 87

Florendo M. Manuel, 87, of Kahului, Maui, passed away on December 24, 2017, at his home, with his loving family by his side, under the care of Islands Hospice. He was born on February 7, 1930, in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, ...

Yaeko Matsuda, 85

Yaeko Matsuda, daughter of Rikiichi & Shizuko Kawaguchi, was born in Makawao, Maui on October 12, 1932 and passed away on December 17, 2017 at Hale Makua. Services honoring Mrs. Matsuda will be held at Kahului Hongwanji Mission on Friday, January 5, 2018. Visitation will begin at ...

Marilyn Simpson, 92

Marilyn Simpson passed away December 26, 2017 peacefully at home in Kula Hawaii at the age of 92. Marilyn lived during the depression years in Blue Rapids Kansas where her father and grandfather owned a flour mill. She graduated from Kansas University and married the “boy next door”, ...

Yoshie Suehiro, 77

Yoshie Suehiro, 77, of Wailuku, passed away on December 14, 2017 at her care residence under the care of Islands Hospice. Yoshie worked as a Barber for over 20 years being the owner of Sue’s Barber Shop in Wailuku. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Nakamura Mortuary ...

Yasuyoshi “Joe” Takushi, 91

Yasuyoshi “Joe” Takushi, 91, of Kaneohe, passed away on December 1, 2017 at Castle Medical Center in Kailua. Joe was born to Saburo and Kamato Takushi on November 15, 1926 in Makawao, Maui. He retired as a Carpenter with Pacific Construction and was also a United States Army ...

Robert “Bobby” Vargas, 80

“Ohana means family, family means nobody gets left behind, or forgotten” (Lilo & Stitch) If your path ever crossed Bobby’s either here on Maui, or the mainland, you know Ohana extends beyond blood to include you as well! Bobby spent 80 years living Aloha. He first learned to ...

Maria Lee Conway, 93

Maria Lee Conway, 93, of Pukalani, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 in Kahului. She was born on December 26, 1923 in Honolulu. She worked as a real estate broker. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Kingdom Hall located at 1550 Kokomo Road ...

Marleen “Muffie” Grace Davis, 84

Marleen “Muffie” Grace Davis, 84, of Haiku, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 on Maui. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to John and Helen Walsh. She attended Punahou School and Mary Washington University. Her loves included painting, the ocean, horses, dogs, birds and other animals. ...

Miyoji Kaya, 94

Miyoji (RED) Kaya, 94, of Wailuku, passed away on December 19, 2017 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Nakamura Mortuary, viewing from 9:00am, with prayer services to begin at 10:00am. Burial to follow at 12:30pm at Maui Memorial Park. ...

Daniel L. Vedack, 71

Daniel L. Vedack, 71 of Kihei, passed away on December 10, 2017 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on October 2, 1946 in Oregon. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at Ballard Family Mortuary, memorial service will begin at 7 p.m. Daniel ...

Jerel “Jerry” Tomio Nikaido, 63

Jerel Tomio Nikaido, 63 of Wailuku passed away on December 17, 2017 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on June 3, 1954 in Puunene, Maui to Tomiya and Harumi Nikaido. His pastime he loved and enjoyed to go diving, fishing and tinkering with computers. Visitation will be held ...

William Josephus Coelho, 74

William Josephus Coelho, 74, of Makawao, passed away on November 23, 2017 at his residence. He was born on December 11, 1942 in Honolulu. He worked as an air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administration. Service will begin at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Kula on ...

Mary F. Estrella, 90

Mary F. Estrella, 90, of Kahului, Maui passed away under the care of Hospice Maui on December 2, 2017. She was born on July 11, 1927 in Makawao. Visitation will be held at Norman’s Mortuary on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; service will begin at 11:00 a.m.; burial to ...

Myrtle K. Hussey, 97

Myrtle K. Hussey, 97, of Kahului, Maui, passed away peacefully at her residence in Kahului under the care of Hospice Maui, on December 2, 2017. Visitation to be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Saint Anthony’s Church in Wailuku. Public viewing will be at 9:00am to 11:00am., with ...

Julia T. Ven, 75

Julia T. Ven, 75, of Kahului, Maui, passed away on December 6, 2017. She was born on October 19, 1942 in the Philippines. Visitation will be held at Norman’s Mortuary on Monday, December 18, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held on ...

Julia T. Ven, 75

Julia T. Ven, 75, of Kahului, Maui, passed away on December 6, 2017. She was born on October 19, 1942 in the Philippines. Visitation will be held at Norman’s Mortuary on Monday, December 18, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held on ...

Kiichi Takahama, 99

Kiichi Takahama, son of Junki & Matsu Takahama was born in Lahaina, Maui on April 23, 1918 and passed away on November 29, 2017 in Honolulu. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Natalie Natsuyo Sakamoto of Waikapu, Maui; sister Matsuyo Matsuura; brothers, Tamotsu & ...