Obituaries

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 ...

Harold Ruiz “Pops” Melendez, 80

Harold Ruiz “Pops” Melendez, 80, of Wailuku, passed peacefully at home under care of Hospice Maui. A Celebration of Life will be held at Wailuku Community Center on Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm. Nakamura Mortuary assisted with the arrangements. Mr. Melendez was ...

Carolina Matulin Agonoy, 89

Carolina Matulin Agonoy, 89 of Wailuku, Maui, peacefully passed away on November 7th, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos, Norte Philippines on July 11th, 1929 to the late Alejandro Matulin & Valentina Valdez. She had retired from the Aston Kaanapali Shores ...

Hilario Alforo Borje, 71

Hilario Alforo Borje, 71 of Kahului, Maui passed away peacefully on November 15, 2018 surrounded by loving family. He was born on March 16, 1947 to the late Ildefonso and Auora Borje. Hilario worked as a dishwasher at the Maui Marriott Ocean Club for many years. He is survived by his ...

Yaeko “Alice” Fujimoto, 84

Yaeko “Alice” Fujimoto, 84, of Haliimaile passed away peacefully on October 22,2018. She was born on May 3, 1934 in Puunene, to Kazuo and Kiyo Sakai. She was a homemaker and loved meeting people. Her family was very important to her. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick ...

Herman Kukahiko, 72

Herman Kukahiko, 72, of Napili passed away on November 5, 2018 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. Herman worked at various jobs in the hospitality industry including bartending and shuttle driver. The family will be holding a celebration of life at a later ...

Mary Sweet, 88

Mary Sweet, 88, of Paia, formerly of Anchorage, Alaska passed away November 5, 2018. Mary was active in the PEO a philanthropic ladies’ organizations, and the Makawao Union Church. Mary was a retired Probation Officer with the State of Alaska. She played the flute in the Anchorage ...

Sonia Paulette Noelani Kekona, 65

There was an error on the Visitation time in the Maui News on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Sonia Paulette Noelani Kekona, 65, of Wailuku, Maui, passed away on November 8, 2018, at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on February 3, 1953, in Wailuku. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. ...

Thaddeus Peck Pomaikai Fernandez, 64

There were errors in the deceased name, his son’s name, mother’s name and a brother’s name that ran in The Maui News on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Son’s name is Pomaika’i Santos, mother’s name is Cleora Manu, and brother’s name is Stephen Fernandez. Online condolences: ...

Sonia Paulette Noelani Kekona, 65

Sonia Paulette Noelani Kekona, 65, of Wailuku, Maui, passed away on November 8, 2018, at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on February 3, 1953, in Wailuku. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at Norman’s Mortuary; service will begin ...

Sonja Leonora Atai, 72

Sonja Leonora Atai, 72, of Pukalani, Maui, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2018, under hospice care. She was born February 2, 1946 in Lanai City, Lanai. Sonja is survived by her husband, Myron Atai, brother, Gain Matsumura and sister, Celia (Paul) Babcock, and many nieces and ...

Ramon C. Dadiz-Gaspar, 90

Mr. Ramon C. Dadiz-Gaspar, 90, passed on Oct. 12, 2018 at Hospice Maui Hale. Visitation will be held at Nakamura Mortuary on Thu., Nov. 15, 2018 at 6:00pm; with prayer service at 7pm. Visitation will continue at St. Anthony Church on Fri., Nov. 16, 2018 at 9am, with Mass at 11 am. Burial will ...

Joseph Fernandez Jr., 65

Joseph Fernandez Jr., 65, of Wailuku passed away on November 1st, 2018. He was born on July 28, 1953 in Pu’unene, Maui. He was a truck driver for HC&S for 22 years. Joseph enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas and playing softball and bowling. He was also the number one Green Bay Packers fan. ...

Dominador “Chuco” Yago Giron, 53

Dominador “Chuco” Yago Giron, 53, of Kahului, Maui, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2018 at his residence with loving family by his side. Services over ashes honoring Mr. Giron will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 at Valley Isle Fellowship Church, 1033 Waiale Road in Wailuku ...