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Obituaries

Tsuyu Isagawa, 88

Tsuyu Isagawa, 88, of Wailuku, died on September 25, 2015, at Hale Makua, Wailuku.Private services were held. Family requests no koden.Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements.Ms. Isagawa was born Aug. 23, 1927, in Puunene, HI.She is survived by her brother, Kaoru Isagawa; sisters, Kiyoko ...

Irene Marie Long, 85

Irene Marie Long, 85, passed away on October 14, 2015, at her home in Wailuku under the loving care of her family, friends, and Islands Hospice. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 13, 1930.Irene was a retired Registered Nurse and worked at various hospitals and nursing homes. She moved ...

Susumu Matoi, 103

Susumu Matoi, of Haiku and Kahului, passed away May 11, 2015. He was born on Kauai on March 28, 1912 to Yaichi and Tamaye Matoi.Mr. Matoi was a lifelong educator, spending the majority of his teaching career at Haiku School, and eventually retiring as Principal of Wailuku Elementary after a ...

Violet Nakamura, 92

Violet Tsuyuko Nakamura, 92, of Kula, passed away peacefully at Kula Hospital on September 24, 2015, with her loving family by her side.At her request, services were held privately.Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.Mrs. Nakamura was born on Dec. 12, 1922, in Honolulu, Hi. She was ...

Robert Rivera, 76

Robert Rivera of Wahiawa, Oahu passed away at Maui Memorial Medical Center on October 11, 2015. He was born on November 8, 1938 in Waipahu. Attended Kipapa Elementary and Leilehua High.He worked for the Civil Service on Schofield Barracks Hawaii Garrison as Work Leader in the Plumbing Shop.On ...

Fujie Shin, 92

Fujie Shin, 92, of Wailuku, Maui, passed away on October 11, 2015 at her home, under the loving care of her family and Hospice Maui. She was born on January 11, 1923 in Japan.Private Family Services to be held at a later date.She is predeceased by her husband, Hideo Shin.She is survived by her ...

Avelina Manuel Torricer, 88

Avelina Manuel Torricer, 88, of Kahului, passed away on October 6, 2015 at Hale Makua in Kahului. She was born on November 23, 1926 in Keahua, Maui.She was a retired Clerk for Star Ice & Soda Works.Visitation will be held from 9:30 am to 11:30 am on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at ...

Andrew Vsevolod Von Sonn, 74

Our beloved Andrew Vsevolod Von Sonn has walked the path of transitioning from this world to the Spirit world on Friday, October 9, 2015.His life with us was exemplary as a living bodhisattva. He sincerely offered compassion, right action, was nonjudgmental, delivered the message of staying ...

Yoshiko Yanagawa, 104

Yoshiko Yanagawa, 104, of Lahaina, died on Sept. 23, 2015 at Kula Hospital.A memorial service will be held, date to be determined.Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.Mrs. Yanagawa was born on Aug. 12, 1911 in Pauwela, Maui. She was a homemaker.She was predeceased by her husband, ...

Uhila Moe Langi Malafu, 54

Uhila Moe Langi Malafu, 54, of Kihei, passed away on October 7, 2015 in Kihei, Maui. He was born on June 7, 1961 in Tufumahina, Tongatapu.He was a Reverend in the Free Church of Tonga. He lived for his church and family.Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Friday, October 16, ...

Shirley Ann Jardine Ellis, 66

Shirley Ann Jardine Ellis, 66, of Kailua-Kona and formerly of Wailuku died Oct. 6 at the Kona Community Hospital.Born in Honolulu, she was a retired housekeeper for the former Renaissance Hotel in Kihei.Friends may call 9-11 a.m. Thursday (October 15, 2015) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; funeral ...

Mary Louise “Lawrence” Hughes, 95

Mary Louise "Lawrence" Hughes, 95, passed away peacefully at her residence at the Rogue Valley Manor in Medford, OR on May 7, 2015.A graveside service will be held at Makawao Cemetery, Maui, HI at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. The family requests aloha or casual attire.Condolences may ...

Kenneth Kamealoha Keaunui, 75

Kenneth Kamealoha Keaunui, 75, of Lahaina, died on Oct. 6, 2015, in Kahului, under the loving care of his family, and Islands Hospice.Visitation will be 10:00am, Oct. 16, at Waiola Church, Lahaina, with services at 11:00am.Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.Mr. Keaunui was born ...

Thomas A. Koshiyama, 76

Thomas A. Koshiyama, 76, of Wailuku, passed away on October 2, 2015 at Hale Makua in Wailuku. He was born on January 17, 1939 in Lahaina, Maui.Thomas was a retired VTA bus driver, and worked for Teamster's Union.No service.He is predeceased by his parents, George and Hisano Koshiyama; parent in ...

Anna Balibay Laxina, 86

Anna Balibay Laxina, 86, of Kahului, passed away on September 25, 2015 at Hale Makua in Wailuku. She was born on September 25, 1929 in the Philippines.Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, October 16, 2015, at Ballard Family Mortuary, services will begin at 10 a.m., and ...

Justine Kamaka Moloa Wallace, 80

Justine Kamaka Moloa Wallace, 80, of Wailuku, Maui; passed away on September 24, 2015 at her residence surrounded by family, under the care of Hospice Maui. She was born on February 12, 1935 in Paia, Maui.She retired from the State in the DOE as a Cafeteria Staff member.Visitation will be held ...

Takeo Aotaki, 90

Mr. Takeo Aotaki, 90, of Lahaina, passed away peacefully September 30, 2015, at his residence in Lahaina under the comforting care of Hospice Maui.A Memorial service will take place on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Lahaina Jodo Mission, with visitation to begin at 4:00p.m. and services beginning ...

Henry Matsumi Yagi Sr., 69

Henry Matsumi Yagi Sr., 69, of Kahului, Maui; passed away on October 3, 2015 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on February 21, 1946 in Paia, Maui.Henry served in the U.S. Army and earned a National Defense Service Medal for Rifle Marksman. After his discharge and retirement, he was ...

Yoshiko Murakami, 88

Yoshiko Murakami, 88, of Wailuku, died on Sept. 19, 2015, at her home, under the loving care of Hospice Maui.Private services were held. Family requests no koden.Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements.Mrs. Murakami was born Oct. 2, 1926, in Tokyo, Japan. She worked in the laundry ...

Alex Howard Bode, 58

Alex Howard Bode, 58, of Kihei, passed away September 26, 2015.Visitation will be 10:00 am, on Sat. Oct. 10, 2015, at Nakamura Mortuary, with services at 11:00 am.Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.Mr. Bode was born April 7, 1957, in Honolulu, HI. He owned and operated Waikikena ...