Obituaries

Kasa Epenisa, 82

Kasa Epenisa, 82, of Wailuku, Maui, passed away on June 12, 2017, at her home, under the care of Hospice Maui. She was born on May 10, 1935, in Vavau, Tonga. Visitation will be held from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ...

Adrienne Yachiyo Ogata Miyake Masuda, 87

Adrienne Yachiyo Ogata Miyake Masuda, 87, of Kahului, passed away on May 13, 2017 under the care of Islands Hospice. She was born on November 16, 1929 in Puunene, Maui. Private services were held. Adrienne was a retired school teacher from Wailuku Elementary. She was a member of Wai-Kahu ...

James Chokichi Sakugawa, 97

James Chokichi Sakugawa, 97 of Kula passed away on June 7, 2017 at his home in Kula. He was born in Wailuku, on August 11, 1919. He was a retired cattle rancher and hog farmer, and a partner of James C Sakugawa & Sons. Visitation will be held at Ballard Family Mortuary in Kahului on ...

James W.S. Shipe, 79

James W.S. Shipe, 79, of Lahaina, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2017 under the compassionate care of Hospice Maui and his loving family. Services honoring Mr. Shipe will be held at Nakamura Mortuary on Friday, June 23, 2017. Visitation will begin at 5:00pm, with services beginning at ...

Kikuyo Suematsu, 85

Kikuyo Suematsu, 85, of Wailuku, passed away on June 7, 2017 at Hale Makua in Kahului. She was born in Wailuku on September 8, 1931. Private services were held. Kikuyo was a speech therapist for the State of Hawaii. She is survived by her brother, Yuji (Phyllis) Suematsu; sister, Sumie ...

David “DD” Warren, 65

Dave Warren, 65, of Lahaina, passsed peacefully on April 3, 2017 with friends and family by his side. We are not in the last days. Come all, come happy. DD paddles out to the line up for the last time at high noon. Join us at Pakala, Front St. Saturday June 24, 10am - 1pm. The family ...

Herman R.K. Young, 64

Herman R.K. Young, 64, of Kahului, passed away on June 5, 2017 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on June 2, 1953 in Honolulu. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary, service will begin at 7 p.m., and cremation will ...

Kikuko Ganiko, 101

Kikuko Ganiko, 101, of Kihei, Maui, passed away on May 17, 2017. She was born on September 2, 1915, in Makawao. Private family services were held. Kikuko is survived by her daughters, Mollie Tamashiro, Patricia (John) Jones; granddaughters, Karla Tamashiro, Jan (Michael) Ratte; and great ...

John “Teddy” F. Galam, 86

John “Teddy” F. Galam, 86 of Kahului passed away May 18, 2017. He was born in the Pu’unene to Cepriano and Esperanza Galam. Teddy attended Maui High School in Hamakuapoko and was a truck driver for V.I.E. He loved jamming at family parties. Restoring cars was his passion and ...

Toshiko Hirose, 88

Toshiko Hirose, 88 of Wailuku, passed away on June 5, 2017, in Honolulu. She was born in Kona on August 22, 1928. Visitation and funeral service will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017, at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Toshiko is survived by her husband Meiji, daughters Karen Oka (Keith) and ...

Elizabeth “Betty” Keaunui, 93

Elizabeth “Betty” Keaunui, 93, of Lahaina, passed away peacefully on May 25, 2017 under the compassionate care of Islands Hospice and her loving family. Services honoring Mrs. Keaunui will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Waiola Church in Lahaina. A more detailed obituary will appear ...

Linda Grace Kjenstad, 67

Linda passed away peacefully on April 8, 2017, at home with loved ones in Haiku. She is survived by her daughter, Kris (Jason) Guerin, two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Elliot Guerin, three sisters Jane (Ron) Clausen, Sally (Dan) Ekdahl and Laura Kjenstad, plus three loving nieces Beth Ekdahl, ...

Edward Haruo Sato, 77

Edward Haruo Sato, 77, of Kula, passed away on June 8, 2017, at Hospice Maui Hale in Wailuku. He was born on March 31, 1940 in Puunene, Maui. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service will begin at 10:30 a.m. with an ...

Betty Jean Syfers, 91

Betty Jean Syfers, 91, of Makawao, passed away on May 20, 2017 in Wailuku. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, located at 3356 Kihapai Place in Pukalani, Maui. Betty worked for the State of Hawaii, Human ...

Brad Teruo Tokunaga, 56

Brad Teruo Tokunaga, 56, of Wailuku, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2017 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. Mr. Tokunaga was born on March 11, 1960 in Wailuku, Maui, to Gilbert and Yuriko Tokunaga. A Celebration of Life honoring Brad was held on May 27, 2017. His ashes were scattered ...

Jeanette T. Yasui, 78

Jeanette Tokie Yasui, 78, of Kahului, passed away peacefully on May 29, 2017, under the compassionate care of Islands Hospice and her loving family. Services honoring Mrs. Yasui will be held at Nakamura Mortuary on Monday, June 19, 2017. Visitation will begin at 4:00pm, with memorial service ...

Yvonne Ululani Brown-Wear, 67

Yvonne Ululani Brown-Wear, 67 of Makawao, Hawai’i passed away on June 1, 2017 in Lahaina, Hawai’i. She was born on September 10, 1949. Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the beach across of Kealahou Church in Kihei, at 11:00 a.m. Yvonne is pre-deceased by her ...

Constance Cardoza Osorno, 102

Constance Cardoza Osorno, 102 of Wailuku, passed away on May 31, 2017 peacefully at home. She was born in Maui on September 25, 1914. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Saint Anthony’s in the Saint Damien Chapel at 8:30 a.m.; mass at 9:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Maui ...

Mark Alan Borison, 68

Mark Alan Borison, 68 of Makawao, passed away on June 2, 2017 peacefully at home. He was born on August 28, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois. There will be a graveside service at Valley Isle Memorial Park on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. with burial to follow. Mark is survived by his sons, ...

Jeanne Ann (Tutu) Williams, 89

Jeanne Ann Williams, 89, of Makawao Maui, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2017, at home with her family with support of Islands Hospice. She was born May 17, 1928, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at Ballard Family Mortuary; ...