Obituaries

Walter “Calo” Freitas, 82

Walter “Calo” Freitas, 82 of Kokomo Maui, passed away on February 13th, 2019 at Islands Hospice Home. He was born on May 3rd, 1936. Walter worked for 37 years for the motion picture industry in California. Walter was very generous and loved helping people. Walter is survived by his ...

Joseph Junior Hoffman, 52

Joseph Junior Hoffman “Pops”, 52, passed away on February 20th, 2019. He was born on May 10th, 1966 on Oahu. His hobbies were fixing cars and caring for his family. He was a die-hard Baltimore Ravens fan. Joseph is survived by his 9 children. Jayla Moana, Joseph Hoffman, Jerome ...

Junichi “Lanai” Kamidoi, 97

Junichi “Lanai” Kamidoi, 97, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2019 at Maui Memorial Hospital, Wailuku. He was born on June 25, 1921 in Kohala, Hawai’i. He retired from the Wailuku Sugar Company. Junichi is survived by his children, Edwin (Francisca), Daniel (Carolyn), Dwight ...

Barry Kauwiki Kubo, 50

Barry Kauwiki Kubo, 50 passed on February 17, 2019. He was a retired lieutenant from the Maui Police Department. He is survived by his wife, Miki, sons; Bryant, Dayne and Olyn and daughter, Taylee. Parents, Allan and Mamo Kubo. Siblings, Kaleo Li, Kananiokeakua and Kawaiolaokalani ...

Leonardo Banal Lozano, Sr., 80

Leonardo Banal Lozano, Sr., 80, of Lahaina, Maui, passed away on February 3, 2019, at his home with loving family by his side, under the care of Hospice Maui. He was born on May 31, 1938 in The Philippines. He is the eldest of 10 siblings of late Faustino & Amanda Lozano. Visitation will ...

Celerina “Sally” Morondos, 84

Celerina “Sally” Morondos, 84, of Kahului, passed peacefully on August 31, 2018 at Hale Makua Kahului. A Celebration of Life will be held at Hale Nanea on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Nakamura Mortuary assisted with the arrangements. Mrs. Morondos was born on ...

Teresa S. Punio, 90

Teresa S. Punio, 90, of Waikapu, passed away on February 15, 2019 at 12:40am. She was born on June 28, 1928 in Kapaa, Kauai to Paula Marcos and Faustino Simpliciano. Her celebration of life will be held at St. Theresa’s Church on March 9, 2019. Family visitation will be held from 7:30 AM - ...

David W. “Buck” Rogers, 61

David W. “Buck” Rogers, 61, of Kihei, passed away on February 20, 2019 at his residence. He was born on December 12, 1957 in Ridgecrest, California. Buck worked as a heavy equipment operator. He is survived by his loving companion of 17 ½ years, Beth E. Sellman; sister, Neala (Steven) ...

Kenneth Sakagawa, 82

Kenneth Sakagawa, 82, of Wailuku passed away on February, 27, 2019. He was born on December 20, 1936 in Paia, Maui. He retired from Hawaiian Tel as Linemen supervisor and Communications consultant for Verizon Communications. He is survived by his wife, Emiko, daughter Lori, step-son, ...

Fumiko Uyehara, 89

Fumiko Uyehara, 89, died February 15, 2019 peacefully at her home in Pukalani. Fumiko was born on June 11, 1929 in Waikapu. She enjoyed gardening and sewing and shared her many quilts with people she knew and loved. She is survived by her children; sons, Wayne Uyehara, Brian Uyehara; ...

Lillian “Gloria” Yamaguchi, 81

Lillian “Gloria” Yamaguchi, 81, of Wailuku, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2019 at Maui Memorial Medical Center with her loving family by her side. Gloria was born on January 15, 1938 to Rosario and Marcelino Purugganan in Wailuku, Maui; she was raised in Waikapu and graduated ...

Violet Lei Johns, 82

Violet Lei Johns, 82 of Lana’i City passed away on February 3rd, 2019. She born on September 15th, 1936 in Moloka’i. Violet is survived by Sons; Vernon Davis and Rho Neves. Daughters; Barbara Vaiaoga and Vicki Campbell. Brother; Tommy Enfield. Along with 10 grandchildren, and 7 great ...

Kazumi “Kazu” Kawakami 87

Kazumi Kawakami, 87, of Wailuku passed away peacefully at Hale Makua Kahului under the care of Hale Makua North, Hospice Maui and surrounded by his loving family on February 10, 2019. Services honoring Mr. Kawakami will be held at St. Anthony Church on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Visitation ...

Yoshio Murakami, 94

Yoshio Murakami, 94, of Kahului, Maui, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2019 at his residence with loving family by his side. Services honoring Mr. Murakami were held privately by family. Yoshio was born on October 11, 1924 to Mr. Yoneji and Mrs. Uku Murakami in Maui, Hawaii. Yoshio ...

Magdalena “Madge” Peterson, 96

Magdalena “Madge” Peterson, 96, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2019 at Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born on July 9, 1922 in Pennsylvania. She retired as a waitress from the Sheraton Maui Hotel. Madge is survived by her son, Kenneth “Pete” A. Peterson and his family. Mahalo ...

Dionisio Yago Guzman, 75

There was an error in his job history and wife’s name from the obituary that ran in The Maui News on Sunday, February 17, 2019. He worked at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, in the machinery dept., for 19 years and at Embassy Suites in the housekeeping dept. for 18 years. He was ...

Dionisio Yago Guzman, 75

Dionisio Yago Guzman Sr., 75 of Kihei, Maui had passed away on Friday, January 25th, 2019 under the care of Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on October 8th, 1943 in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines to the late Fulgencio & Albina Campos Guzman. He was a Supervisor Houseman of Hyatt ...

Albert Jitsuo Higuchi, 95

Albert Jitsuo Higuchi, 95, of Kahului, Maui, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2019 with loving family by his side. Services honoring Mr. Higuchi were held privately by family. Albert was born on December 4, 1923 to Mr. Goro and Mrs. Kiku Higuchi in Lahaina, Maui. Albert as a ...

Harry Toshio Nakamoto, 79

Harry Toshio Nakamoto, 79, of Kahului, Maui, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2019 at his residence. Services honoring Mr. Nakamoto were held privately by family. Harry was born on December 9, 1939 to Mr. Tsuneo and Mrs. Kiyoko Nakamoto in Puunene, Maui. Harry served proudly as a ...

Baylee Ann Viola Ululani Suetos-Tunufai

Baylee Ann Viola Ululani Suetos-Tunufai was born on August 30, 2018 in Wailuku. She went to Heaven on February 7, 2019. She is survived by her parents, Kimberly Suetos & Alataua Tunufai; sisters, Shayla Marie & Kendyll Suetos-Tunufai; brothers, Eathan Noah and Carson Gene ...