Obituaries

Antonia “Ann” Gusman, 83

Ann Gusman, 83, of Pepeekeo, Big Island, passed away on October 7th, 2017 at her residence in Hilo. She was born on October 30th, 1933 in Pu’unene, Maui. Ann was a Senior Service Aide for the County of Maui, as well as a member of the Maui Puerto Rican Association, the Holy Family Church ...

Dolores “Auntie Dee” Kamaka, 84

Dolores “Auntie Dee” Kamaka, 84, of Lahaina, passed away peacefully at Maui Memorial Medical Center on October 15, 2017, surrounded by her loving ohana. Services honoring Mrs. Kamaka will be held at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Visitation will begin at ...

Natsuko Aotaki Kaya, 96

Natsuko Aotaki Kaya, 96, of Kahului, passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 8, 2017. Services honoring Mrs. Kaya will be held publicly at a later date. An obituary and service information will be published in the future. Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements. ...

Mark Burton Mason, 62

Mark Burton Mason, 62, of Napili, passed away on September 24, 2017 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. Private scattering will be held. Born on November 2, 1954, to Burton and Yvonne Mason Jr. and was raised in San Francisco. He was a good student and swimmer growing up. He later moved to Maui ...

Rosalinda “Linda” Pali, 64

Rosalinda “Linda” Pali, 64, of Lahaina, passed away peacefully under the care of Islands Hospice on October 1, 2017. Services honoring Mrs. Pali will be held at Nakamura Mortuary on Friday, October 27, 2017. Visitation will begin at 10:30am, with services beginning at 11:00am. Mrs. Pali ...

Joseph James Kalua “Joe” Friend, 60

Joseph James Kalua “Joe” Friend, age 60, passed away on Wednesday October 11, 2017 at his Haiku residence after a prolonged illness. Joseph was born on September 12, 1957 in Honolulu and later the family moved and as a child resided in Kokomo, Makawao. Joseph loved hunting, fishing, auto ...

Jeannette Tsark Smith, 90

Jeannette Tsark Smith, 90, of Kihei Passed away on October 14, 2017, under the care of Hospice Maui. She was born in Honolulu on June 3, 1927, and lived on Maui since 1986. She was also an active volunteer with Hospice and Kaunoa Senior Center. A graveside service will begin at 11:00 am on ...

Mariano Udarbe Ubilas, 90

Mariano Udarbe Ubilas, 90, of Kapaau, Hawaii, died September 23, 2017 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. All night vigil at 6 p.m. October 19 at 54-2451 Kynnersly Rd. in Kapaau. Visitation 8 a.m. October 20 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi; mass 10 a.m. burial in Hawi County cemetery. ...

Eunice Tsuchiya Arakawa, 91

Eunice Tsuchiya Arakawa, 91 of Kahului, Hawaii passed away on September 7, 2017. Private Services held. Mrs. Arakawa was born February 22, 1926 in Paia, Hawaii. Survived by: children David (Cynthia) Arakawa, Matthew Arakawa and Ann (Stephen) Young, sister Eileen (Jack) Tsuchiya Fucik

John J. Bissen Jr., 88

Mr. John Joseph Bissen Jr., 88, of Kahului, Maui, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2017, surrounded by his loving family in Las Vegas, Nevada. Services honoring Mr. Bissen will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church on Friday, October 27, 2017. Visitation will begin at 9:30am, with Mass ...

Teruo Kakihara, 90

Teruo Kakihara, 90, of Kahului passed away peacefully on October 1, 2017. Born in Haiku, he was pre-deceased by parents Keizo and Tsuruyo Kakihara, brothers Satoru and Richard and sister Lillian. He is survived and will be missed by his brother Tom (Paddy); sister Patsy (Paul) Hasegawa, and ...

Shizuka Kawabata

Shizuka Kawabata, 91 of Lahaina, Maui, passed away on September 15, 2017, at Hale Makua Kahului. She was born on March 9, 1926 to Tokuichi and Fusayo Tanabe. Private Services were held. No Koden (monetary gift). She was predeceased by her husband Takayuki Kawabata. She is survived by 2 ...

Maryvonne P. Kosatschkow, 77

Maryvonne P. Kosatschkow, 77 of Haiku, passed away on October 3, 2017. She was born on September 11, 1940 in Paris, France. She worked as a waitress at Luigi’s restaurant before she retired. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at St. Rita Church in ...

Robert Taro Miyashiro, 96

Robert Taro Miyashiro, 96, of Kahului passed away peacefully on September 15, 2017 at home, with his loving family by his side. Services honoring Mr. Miyashiro was held privately at his request.Nakamura Mortuary is assisted with the arrangements. Mr. Miyashiro was born on August 26, 1921, ...

Juanito Padron Ramelb, 66

Juanito Padron Ramelb, 66, of Kahului, passed away on October 3, 2017 at his residence under the care of his loving family and Hospice Maui. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Nakamura Mortuary for the public from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, with prayer services to begin at 7:30pm. ...

Gladys K. Saiki, 90

Gladys Kimie Saiki, 90, of Hilo, passed away peacefully at Maui Memorial Medical Center on September 15, 2017. Services honoring Mrs. Saiki will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 9:30am. Gladys was born in Honolulu. She ...

Eunice Tsuchiya Arakawa, 91

Eunice Tsuchiya Arakawa, 91 of Kahului, Hawaii passed away on September 7, 2017 at her residence. Private Services held. Mrs. Arakawa was born February 22, 1926 in Paia, Hawaii. Survived by: children David (Cynthia) Arakawa, Matthew Arakawa and Ann (Stephen) Young, sister Eileen (Jack) ...

Josefina V. “Siping” Lagrimas, 82

Josefina V. “Siping” Lagrimas, 82, of Paia, passed away on September 23, 2017 at her residence. She was born on August 6, 1935 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului; service will ...

Reuel “Billy” Munar, 73

Reuel “Billy” Munar, 73, of Kahului, Hawaii, passed away at Maui Health System (Maui Memorial Medical Center) on September 30, 2017. He was born on June 15, 1944 in Damortis, La Union, Philippines. Came to the United States in 1968. He joined the United States Army in his late ...

Shigeyoshi “Cupie” Nakamura, 94

Shigeyoshi “Cupie” Nakamura, 94, of Lahaina, passed away on September 25, 2017 at his residence under the care of Islands Hospice and his loving family. Services were held privately at his request. Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements.Born on April 3, 1923, to Jusaku and Yoshino ...