Obituaries

Seth Jonathan Cyr, 29

With deepest sorrow, we announce that Seth Jonathan Cyr (Sethyboy), age 29 our beloved son, brother, family member and friend passed suddenly on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the hospital and went to be with our Lord Jesus. Seth will always be remembered for his gentle spirit, big heart, and ...

Gerard Leslie DeRego, 85

Gerard Leslie DeRego, 85 of Kahului, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. He was born in Wailuku, Maui on November 20, 1933, to the late Frank DeRego & Caroline Rickard. For many years, he was a Manager at United Auto Parts and has served our country in the U.S. Army. ...

Robert Po’okapu Keli’iho’omalu Jr., 81

Robert Po’okapu Keli’iho’omalu Jr., 81, of Hilo, Hawaii, passed away on July 6, 2019 in Kahului, Maui. He was born on January 19, 1938 in Hilo, Hawaii. He served in the United States Army in Germany. He was a Chef, Able Seaman in Merchant Marines, Seaman with Hawaiian Tug and Barge and ...

Johanna “Jo” Wilhelm, 93

Johanna “Jo” Wilhelm, 93 of Lahaina, Maui passed away surrounded by her loved ones on July 18, 2019. She was born in San Antonio, TX on February 24, 1926. She was preceded in death by her father, Willy K. Hansen of Denmark; mother, Petra Morales of San Antonio, TX; step-father; Louis ...

Robyn Marie Ching, 61

Robyn Marie Ching, 61 of Waikoloa, Hawaii, died July 1 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu on August 31, 1957. Celebration of life 9 a.m. July 27 at Haycraft Beach in Maalaea. Casual attire, loose flowers welcome. She is survived by her companion, Thomas Wheeler of Kona; sons, ...

William Howard Knowlton, 66

William Howard Knowlton, 66 of Haiku passed away peacefully at home under hospice care on July 18,2019. William was born on October 2,1952 to William & Louise Knowlton in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by his wife Cathy, children; Wai'oli Knowlton and Johanna(Brian) Comegys, mother Louise ...

Barbara Anne Baillie, 67

Barbara Anne Baillie, 67, of Kula, passed away on May 27, 2019 in Kahului, Maui. She was born on June 23, 1951 in Nebraska. Barbara retired as the Director of Medical Records at Kuakini Health System in Honolulu before moving to Maui. She is survived by her husband, Carl Baillie of ...

Margaret Silva Cabral, 92

Margaret S. Cabral of Olinda passed away on July 15, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born on February 5, 1927 in Makawao, Maui. Family and friends are invited to gather on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at St. Joseph Church in Makawao starting at 9:00 am. Mass begins at 10:00 am with ...

Nancy Kay Kaili, 72

Nancy Kay Kaili, 72, of Kahului, Maui, passed away on July 13, 2019, under the care of Hospice Maui. She was born on June 12, 1947, in Myrtle Point, Oregon. A private scattering was held. Nancy was predeceased by her husband, Leonard Kaili; sons, James (Susan) Kaili, Louis (Sahara) Kaili; ...

Tsugiko Kikuta, 92

Tsugiko Kikuta, 92, of Kahului passed away at Maui Memorial Medical Center on June 4, 2019. She was born on December 12, 1926 in Spreckelsville, Maui and grew up in Omaopio. As a young adult she worked at Baldwin Packers Cannery. After she married, she was predominantly a homemaker who lovingly ...

Janet Tamayose, 98

Janet Tamayose, 98, of Haiku passed away on July 3, 2019 at Hale Makua in Kahului. She was born on August 16, 1920. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family. Janet is survived by her sons, Ron (Joyce-deceased) Tamayose, Roy Tamayose, Harold Tamayose and Gene Tamayose; ...

Tamotsu Tasaka, 89

Tamotsu Tasaka, 89, of Lahaina, passed away at Kahului Hale Makua on July 10, 2019. He was also under the care of Maui Hospice. He was born on October 7, 1929 in Lahaina. Tamotsu retired from Pioneer Mill Co., LTD after 44 years of service. Tamotsu was the only child of Seizo and Toshi Tasaka. ...

Leroy Joseph Kaiwi, Sr., 68

Leroy Joseph Kaiwi, Sr., 68, of Hana, Maui, passed away on June 6, 2019. He was born on January 13, 1951 in Kipahulu. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2019 at Ballard Family Mortuary; service will begin at 7:30 p.m.; cremation will follow. Leroy was an ...

George Shigeo Hanada, 72

George Shigeo Hanada passes away on June 17, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Born, on August 21, 1946  to Shigeru and Chieko Hanada in Puunene, Maui. A graduate of St Anthony High School, went to attend school on the mainland and served in the Air Force. George enjoyed a lifetime career ...

James “Barney” Mamoru Itamura, 91

James "Barney" Mamoru Itamura, 91, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2019 at Roselani Place. He was born on November 6, 1927 in Hamakuapoko to Seiichi and Kazue Itamura. Barney is survived by his wife, Gladys; son, Dickie; grandchildren, Kelsi, Kristi, Kari and Ryne; 3 great-grandchildren; ...

Melanie Kaulia, 52

Melanie Kaulia, 52, passed peacefully on June 14, 2019 at her home in Kahului. She was born on July 25, 1966. Services will be on July 20 at Kalama Park (Cove-Canoes) beginning at 8:00am. Nakamura Mortuary assisted with the arrangements. She is survived by her mother, Barbara Young; sons, ...

Masayo Ono Matsui, 89         

Masayo Ono Matsui was born on January 19, 1930 in Pu’unene, Maui. She passed away peacefully on May 23, 2019 at Hale Makua, Kahului. Masayo was a teacher for the Department of Education at Paia School, Makawao School and Kahului School for many years. She is predeceased by her husband, ...

Winifred Satsuki Nagoshi, 97

Winifred Satsuki Nagoshi, 97 of Wailuku passed away on June 12, 2019. She is predeceased by her husband, Noboru Nagoshi and survived by; her sons, Floyd (Sharon) Nagoshi and Kelvin Nagoshi, her daughter, Joy (Ronald) Iwamoto, sister, Edith Omuro, granddaughter, Nicole( Pete Ikaika) ...

Juanita Samudio, 94

Juanita Samudio, 94, of Lahaina passed away peacefully at home on July 3,2019. Juanita was born in Bakersfield, CA and moved to Maui in 1980. She worked at various restaurants on Front Street and for the Kapalua Land Co as a landscaper. Juanita loved watching football on Sundays and was always ...

Kazuto Takahashi, 102

Kazuto Takahashi, 102, of Kahului, Maui, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2019 under the passionate care of Hospice Maui and loving family by his side. Services honoring Mr. Takahashi will be held on July 22, 2019 at Nakamura Mortuary, with visitation at 10:00am, and service at 11:00am. Mr. ...