Ernest Mahiai Makalii, 90, of Honolulu and formerly of Pukalani, passed away on August 11, 2012. He was born on November 13, 1921 in Makawao, Maui.
Family and friends are invited to gather on Tuesday, August 21 at St. Joseph Church in Makawao, with visitations from 8:30 am, Mass at 10:00 am. Burial at Maui's Veteran's Cemetery to follow.
Ernest worked for years at Haleakala Ranch; retired as a prison guard with the State of Hawaii and continued working to the age of 80 at the Department of Agriculture.
He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Makalii; his son, T. Allan Makalii and his daughter-in-law Michelle Makalii.
He is survived by his son, Warren James Makalii; daughter, Mary-Agatha (Harvey) Leighnor, seven grand children, 9 great grand children and daughter-in-law, Agnes Moi Sin Makalii.
Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com