Obituaries

Josephine V. Medeiros, 75

Josephine V. Medeiros, 75, of Kahului, passed away on June 3, 2017 at her residence. She was born on December 20, 1941 in Puunene, Maui. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at St. Anthony Church in Wailuku, mass will begin at 11 a.m., and burial will ...

James Raleigh Hill, 96

James Raleigh Hill, 96, of Hilo and formerly of Kihei, Maui died July 2 at the Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Private services. Dodo Mortuary Hilo is assisting with arrangements. Mr. Hill was born on November 16, 1920 in French Lick, Indiana. He was a retired accountant and real ...

Aaron Thomas Demello, 30

There was an error on the service date of the obituary that ran in The Maui News on Sunday, July 9, 2017. A celebration of Aaron’s life will be held from 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, 45-425 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe, HI 96744. Online ...

Patricia Dadiz Anecito, 81

Patricia Dadiz Anecito, age 81 of Pukalani passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 1, 2017 under the compassionate care of her husband Roberto, daughter Rosalyn and staff of Kula Hospital. Patricia worked proudly for many years at Kapalua Bay Hotel then at Maui Adult ...

Clay “Fubu” Damian, 51

Clay “Fubu” Damian, 51, of Kihei, passed away on June 19, 2017 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on January 9, 1966 in Wailuku. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Ballard Family Mortuary, memorial service will begin at 7 p.m. Clay was ...

Aaron Thomas Demello, 30

Aaron Thomas Demello, 30, of Hilo, Hawaii, passed away on June 9, 2017, at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on April 7, 1981, on Maui. A celebration of Aaron’s life will be held from 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, 45-425 Kamehameha Hwy, ...

Joyce S. Endo, 82

Joyce Sumako Endo, 82, of Wailuku, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2017, under the compassionate care of Islands Hospice, with her loving family by her side. Services honoring Mrs. Endo will be held at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Visitation will begin at 3:30pm, ...

Julia B. Kakihara, 92

Julia B. Kakihara, 92, of Kahului, Maui passed away on June 18, 2017, at Hale Makua Kahului. She was born on March 26, 1925, in Haiku. Private services were held. The family requests no koden. Julia was a retired Administrative Assistant for Ige Construction. She was predeceased by her ...

Patricia Puanani Kala, 66

Patricia Puanani Kala, 66, of Wailuku, passed away on June 23, 2017 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on August 14, 1950 in Puunene, Maui. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary, service will begin at 11 a.m., and burial ...

Dale “Darlene” Frances Takase, 72

Dale “Darlene” Frances Takase, 72, of Kahului, Maui, Hawaii, formerly Molokai, passed away on May 24, 2017, under the care of Hospice Maui. She was born on September 19, 1944, on Molokai. A celebration of Darlene’s life ( potluck ) will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017, ...

Alice H.K. Upchurch Yap

Alice Harriet Kahoohulimoku Upchurch Yap, 85 of Kahului died May 27, 2017 at Maui Medical Center. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. July 15, 2017 at New Hope Oahu on Sand Island Access Rd. in Honolulu; service at 9:30 a.m. Norman’s Mortuary is assisting with the arrangements. Alice was ...

Donna (Kapoi) Beerman, 66

Donna Maria Kaleikula Beerman, 66, of Makawao, passed away on June 24, 2017 at Maui Memorial Medical Center, with her family by her side. Services honoring Mrs. Beerman will be held at St. Ann’s Church, Waihee on Friday, July 7, 2017. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m.; with service at 10 a.m. ...

Marcela “Selay” Visitacion Mendoza

Marcela “Selay” Visitacion Mendoza, 94, of Kahului, Maui, passed away on June 8, 2017, at Kaiser Foundation in San Jose, California. She was born on January 9, 1923, in Cadaratan, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July ...

Ruth M. Okamura, 87

Ruth Kiyoko Masuoka Okamura, 87, of Kula, passed away peacefully on June 25, 2017, at Hale Makua Kahului. Services honoring Mrs. Okamura were held privately at her request. Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements. Ruth was born on February 18, 1930, in Puunene to Tadashi & Nao ...

Modesto Alejandro Galiza Queja, 79

Modesto Alejandro Galiza Queja, 79, of Kahului, passed away on June 22, 2017 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Christ the King Church in Kahului, service will begin at ...

Mr. Scott E. M. Kameda, 38

Mr. Scott E.M. Kameda, 38, of Maui, died on May 2, 2017 at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku, Maui, HI. He is survived by father, Stephen K. Kameda, mother, Cynthia S. Kameda, sisters, Stacy M. Miyazono and Laurie K. Kameda-Doi (Darren). Private service were held.

Manuel Tomoyuki “Manong” Flores, 80

Manuel Tomoyuki “Manong” Flores, 80, of Lahaina, passed away on June 13, 2017 at his home under Hospice Care. He was born on February 4, 1937 in Lahaina. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017 at Waiola Congregational Church in Lahaina; service will begin ...

Glenn Paul Recamara, 64

Glenn Paul Recamara, 64 of Las Vegas, Nevada passed away on May 30, 2017 in Las Vegas. He was born in Pu’unene, Maui. Glenn was a retired steelworker with Associated Steel Workers, Ltd. He was also a member of the Ironworkers Union Local 625. Glenn is predeceased by his parents, Faustino ...

William E. Reinhardt III, 67

William E. Reinhardt III aka Willie, 67 of Paukukalo, Wailuku, passed away on June 3, 2017. He was born in Wailuku but was raised in Honolulu and Wai‘anae. His surviving siblings are Charles Reinhardt (Linda), Marilyn Reinhardt-Ortiz (Raymond), Lloyd Reinhardt, Naupaka Reinhardt, Kaulana ...

Adela J. Villanueva, 80

Adela J. Villanueva, 80 of Kahului passed away on June 10, 2017. Adela is predeceased by her husband, Florencio J. Villanueva and her brother, Mamerto B. Juan. She is survived by sons, Arthur Villanueva, Reynold (Angie) Villanueva, Clarence (Dolores) Villanueva, Richard Villanueva; ...