Obituaries

Nalani Gertrude Akuna, 68

Nalani Gertrude Akuna, 68 of Keanae, Maui, passed away on November 25, 2018 at Hospice Maui Hale. She was born on March 14, 1950 in Keanae, Maui. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, service will begin at 12 noon, and burial will follow at 2 p.m. at ...

Thomas Souza, 94

Thomas Souza, 94, of Kihei passed away on November 6, 2018. Thomas was born on March 9, 1924 to Panteleon and Sindina Vares Souza. He is survived by his children; Diana (Gordon) Yen, Theresa Sentinella, Thomas Souza Jr., and Stella Pruse. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren, ten ...

Calvin Yang, 69

Calvin Yang, 69, of Kahului, Maui passed away on November 25, 2018 at his residence. He was born on December 24, 1948 in Paia. He retired as a Post Master and also served in the U.S. Army. Calvin is survived by his wife, Tom Yang; daughter, Wendy (Burt) Kondo; son, Jayson (Cindy) Yang; ...

Nalani Gertrude Akuna, 68

Nalani Gertrude Akuna, 68 of Keanae, passed away on November 25, 2018 at Hospice Maui Hale in Wailuku. She was born on March 14, 1950 in Wailua Valley, Keanae, Maui. Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Ballard Family Mortuary, service 11 a.m., and ...

Manuel Arruda, 91

Manuel Arruda, 91, of Wailuku, Maui passed away on November 27, 2018 at Hale Makua in Kahului. He was born on January 7, 1927 in Lihue, Kauai. He retired as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic at H. C. & S. Manuel is predeceased by his wife, Olivia Gusman Arruda. He is survived by his daughter, ...

Scott Haruo Iwaki, 59

Scott Haruo Iwaki, 59 of Kihei, Maui passed away a loving husband, father, and grandfather on November 23, 2018. He was born in Honolulu, Oahu on February 6, 1959 to the late James and Hazel Iwaki. Scott was predeceased by his brother, Troy Iwaki. He is survived by his wife, Jocelyn Iwaki; ...

Douglas “Bud” Lau, 56

Douglas “Bud” Lau, at the age of 56, passed away at home in Wailuku the morning of Friday, 11/23/2018. Bud was born in Honolulu to Douglas Arturo Alagan and Patricia Jean Viernes on 6/12/1962. He worked as a driver & sales representative for wholesale and food distributers for many ...

Gordon Carl Pung, 63

Gordon Carl Pung, 63 of Kahului, Maui, passed away on November 4, 2018 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on February 19, 1955 in Puunene, Maui, to William Chupeki and Mae Midori Pung. Gordon was predeceased by his parents and is survived by his loving wife, Amy Pung; brother, ...

Juana Basuel Respicio, 100

Juana Basuel Respicio, 100, of Wailuku, Maui passed away peacefully on November 9, 2018. She was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines on January 25, 1918 to the late Cornelio and Dominga Basuel. Juana was predeceased by her husband, Emilio Yadao Respicio; sons, Manuel Respicio, Leopoldo ...

Isabel “Bessie” Ventura, 89

Isabel “Bessie” Ventura, 89 of Wailuku, Maui passed away peacefully on November 16, 2018. She was born on February 19, 1929 in Kailua, Maui, Hawaii to the late John and Mary Pacheco. Isabel was a Housewife and worked at The Royal Lahaina and later retired from Wackenhut Security at the ...

Shawn Vincent Villamor, 57

Shawn Vincent Villamor, 57, of Kihei, died October 2, 2018 at Maui Memorial Medical Center in Wailuku. A Celebration of Life and Scattering of Ashes are pending for the summer of 2019 in Oahu’s North Shore. Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with the arrangements. Mr. Villamor was born ...

Lawrence Matthew Awai, Sr., 78

Lawrence Matthew Awai, Sr., 78, of Pukalani, passed away on November 17, 2018 at his residence. He was born on September 21, 1940 in Wailuku. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Ballard Family Mortuary, service will begin at 11 a.m.; burial will ...

Satoshi Suzuki, 92

Satoshi Suzuki, 92, born on December 10, 1925, passed away November 17, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Kiyoko Suzuki of Pukalani, son Clyde Suzuki of Pukalani, Miles (Cheryl) Suzuki of Ewa Beach and daughter, Faith (Garret) Tom of Waikele. Grandchildren, Aaron Tom, Christopher Suzuki and ...

Chelliot Wayne Gibbs, 87

Chelliot Wayne Gibbs, 87, of Honolulu, husband of the late Myra English (the champagne lady) passed away on October 27, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Columbia, North Carolina on July 2, 1931. Mr. Gibbs served in the US Army and is a Vietnam War Veteran. After retiring from the Army ...

Merlyn Gorospe Lorenzo, 67

Merlyn Gorospe Lorenzo, 67, of Irvine, California, formerly of Maui, passed away on November 14, 2018, at OC Global Medical Center in Santa Ana, California. She was born on October 27, 1951, in Piddig Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, ...

Donald D. “Dino” Martin, 68

Donald D. Martin, 68 of Wailuku, Maui passed away a loving Brother, Uncle, Cousin, and Dear Friend on October 4, 2018. He was born on March 13, 1950 in Hawaii to the late Daniel and Elsie Martin. He worked as an inspector for many years with American Airlines. He later retired from American ...

Charles “Sonny” Pico, 83

Charles "Sonny" Pico, 83 of Wailuku passed away peacefully at Maui Memorial Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born in Paia, the beloved son of parents, Tony and Bessie Pico. Services honoring Charley will be held at St Anthony Church in Wailuku on December 1, 2018. Visitation ...

Fumie Saiki, 92

Fumie Saiki, 92, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2018.  Molly, as she was affectionately known to many, was born on March 12, 1926 in Koloa, Kauai.  She enjoyed raising orchids, cooking and watching sports.  She was predeceased by her husband Richard.  She is survived by sons ...

Edward Sunao Yoshida, 72

Edward Sunao Yoshida passed away peacefully on November 14, 2018 at Hale Makua. Edward attended Lahainaluna High School from 1962 to 1965. After Graduating, he spent the next 10 years in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany. After leaving the Army, Edward went to San Francisco and worked for ...

Roland Lee Tanner, 72

It is with great sadness that the family of Roland Lee Tanner announces his passing on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at the age of 72. He was born on September 25, 1946. He was the beloved husband of Corina Kealoha Tanner, Children, Roland (Annie) Tanner, Nicole Tanner, Ryan Tanner, Jacob ...