Obituaries

Sueko Yonamine Oshiro, 96

Sueko Yonamine Oshiro, 96, of Waikapu, Maui, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2018. She was born on August 15, 1921 in Lahaina, Maui. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Nakamura Mortuary from 9:00 am with service at 10:30 am. No flowers, please. Family requests ...

Clarence Lopes, 85

Clarence Lopes, 85, of Wailuku, Maui passed away on April, 27 2018. He was born on June 1, 1932 in Hamakuapoko. He retired as a Heavy Equipment Operator at Globe Electric. Clarence is survived by his daughters, Charlene Peacock, Karen (Craig) Tanaka; sister, Betty (Arthur) Ventura; ...

Yasko Dunn, 89

Yasko Dunn, 89, of Kihei, Maui passed away on April, 27 2018. She was born on February 7, 1929 in Tokyo, Japan. She retired as a Women’s Fitness Business owner. Yasko is survived by her husband, John Michael “Mike” Dunn; son, Curtis Dunn- Woodbury, MN; daughter, Deborah Armstrong - ...

Melvin Toshi Yamakawa, 67

There was a misspelling of a name and missing couple punctuations in the obituary that ran on Sunday, May 29, 2018 in The Maui News. He was pre-deceased by his father Daniel; mother, Esther and sister, Naomi. Survived by wife Maude; daughter, Cheryl; granddaughters, Jayme and Lindsey, and two ...

Sueko Yonamine Oshiro, 96

Sueko Yonamine Oshiro, 96, of Waikapu, Maui, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2018. She was born on August 15, 1921 in Lahaina, Maui. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Nakamura Mortuary from 9:00 am with service at 10:30 am. No flowers, please. Family requests ...

Geraldine “Geri” T.A. Ah Sam, 78

Geri Ah Sam died on April 14, 2018 under the compassionate care of Kula Hospital and Hospice Maui. Born on February 5, 1940 in Puunene to Manuel and Ida (Farias) Perreira, Geri graduated from St. Anthony High School in 1958, and later in life, went on to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree from ...

Laurel Leiohu Akuna, 78

Laurel Leiohu Akuna, 78, of Wailuku, passed away on April 6, 2018 at her residence. She was born on February 19, 1940. She is survived by her son, Dave (Fley Iniba) Akuna; Granddaughters, Leeanza and Seylah Akuna; Brothers: Lionel (Anita) – deceased, Kenneth – deceased, Merle – ...

Loreta Urayanza Alviedo, 90

Loreta Urayanza Alviedo, of Kahului, Maui passed away surrounded by her loved ones on April 17th, 2018. She was born in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines on December 11th, 1927. She is survived by her sons, Constancio Alviedo Jr. (Nimfa), Wilfredo Alviedo (Natividad), Cenon Alviedo ...

Mary Redo Estrella, 88

Mary Redo Estrella passed away peacefully on April 6, 2018 at her home in Hana at age 88. She was born in Honolulu on March 11, 1930 and moved to Hana in 1931 along with her sister Elizabeth Tanaka and brother Valentine Redo (both deceased) and was raised by Uncle Nalei and Aunty Marie Silva. ...

Elsie Hew, 94

Elsie Hew, 94, of Kahului, Maui, passed away on April 17, 2018, at Hale Makua Kahului. She was born on August 11, 1923, on Oahu. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Norman’s Mortuary; service will begin at 11:00 a.m.; burial will follow, ...

Florito Igarta, 76

Florito Igarta, 76, of Wailuku, passed away peacefully at Maui Memorial Medical Center on April 12, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Services honoring Mr. Igarta will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church. On Friday, May 4, visitation will begin at 6:30pm, with prayer service ...

Roland Ahi “Bulla” Logan, 50

Roland Ahi “Bulla” Logan, 50, of Wailuku, Maui, passed away on March 7, 2018, at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on January 26, 1968, in Puerto Rico. The Logan ‘Ohana wants to officially announce that the OFFICIAL Funeral Services for their brother, Roland Ahi “Bulla” ...

Alan Yoshiharu Morishige, 77

Alan Yoshikaru Morishige, 77, of Wailuku, passed away on April 21, 2018 at his residence. He was born on February17,1941 in Paia, Maui. He is survived by his wife, Margarete Morishige; stepsons, Peter and Detlef Woetzel; 3 cousins; 1 aunt; best friend, Jonny Rodrigues; 3 grandchildren, ...

Hiroshi Oishi, 91

Hiroshi Oishi, 91, of Kahului, Maui, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on April 3, 2018, with his loving family by his side and under the care of Hospice Maui. Hiroshi was born on August 1, 1926 to Seichi and Yukino Oishi. He retired as an Estimator for Furomoto Services. Hiroshi ...

Kaname Okamoto, 92

Kaname Okamoto, 92, of Wailuku, Maui passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on March 23, 1926 in Maui, Hawaii. He was a retired Operations Manager of Maui Vegetable Growers Association (Farmer’s Cooperative). He is predeceased by his loving wife, ...

Betty Ritsuko Oura, 89

Betty Ritsuko Oura, 89, of Kahului passed away at home under the care of Island Hospice on March 28, 2018. Private services honoring Mrs. Oura was held at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements. Mrs. Oura was born in Puunene on ...

Jorge Arnulfo Velez, 46

Jorge Arnulfo Velez passed away unexpectedly on February 19, 2018. Jorge was born in Napa, California on January 28, 1972. He moved to Maui nearly thirty years ago, starting out at the Hard Rock Café in Lahaina. Jorge grew up in the food business, with his great-grandparents opening the ...

Ke’ewe Hanau O ‘Ka Lani Ka’aikamanu Villanueva

In loving memory of our lil phastso Ke’ewe Hanau O ‘Ka Lani Ka’aikamanu Villanueva. With the time we had shared didn’t seem long enough. Even though your up in heaven, not a day goes by that we don’t think of you. Ke’ewe is survived by his 9 siblings, Puili Villanueva, Kahealani ...

Melvin Toshi Yamakawa, 67

Melvin Toshi Yamakawa, 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on April 23, 2018 at Hale Makua. He was born on June 18, 1950. Mel was a painter and was last employed by JD Painting. Mel enjoyed playing golf during his healthier days. He was pre-deceased by his father Daniel; ...

James H “Jesse”, “Pops” Vasquez, 84

James H “Jesse”, “Pops” Vasquez of lahaina died on March 23, 2018. He was born on July 14, 1933 to Joseph Basques & Winifred Hanamaikai of Peahi, Maui. Celebration of life will be at Canoe Beach April 28,10:30 a.m. Potluck. He was a devoted dishwasher at Pacifico Restaurant in ...