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Obituaries

Fredrick Bacolini

The Bacolini Ohana is saddened to announce the passing of, Fredrick James Bacolini, 77, of Napili, Maui. He passed away on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020. Fredrick was born on January 17th, 1943, in San Francisco, California. He was a retired Vietnam Veteran. Private services were held by the ...

Emily Katherine Ululani Ah Siu Kaniho, 85

Emily Katherine Ululani Ah Siu Kaniho, 85, of Lahaina, Maui, died peacefully at home on April 15, 2020, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born on May 23, 1934, in Lahaina, Maui, to the late Sweeney and Carol Ah Siu. She is survived by her daughters, Ginger (the late Peter) ...

Joyce I. Kimura, 92

Joyce I. Kimura, age 92, of Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii passed away peacefully on May 2, 2020. She was a retired nurse from Maui Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed her work and after retiring from the hospital, she volunteered there for many years. She also enjoyed volunteering at St. Anthony Church. She ...

Jose Villaruz Quicho, 80

Jose Villaruz Quiocho, 80, of Kahului, Maui passed away on May 14, 2020 in Wailuku. He was born on May 27, 1939 in the Philippines. Jose is survived by his sons, Jose (Grace) Quiocho Jr., Armando (Eva) Quiocho, Philip (Lisa) Quiocho, Jovito (Maria) Quiocho; siblings, Citas (Eddie) Balagtas, ...

Richard Wilhelm, 90

Richard Wilhelm, 90, passed away peacefully and went to heaven on May 14, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife Mitzi Wilhelm (predeceased), daughters; Lori and Teri (Andrew), son Keoni (Christian) and grandson Kupono. The family is respectfully requesting privacy at this time. ...

James Sunao Higuchi, 93

James Sunao Higuchi; May 3, 1926 - May 2, 2020. James Higuchi died one day before his 94th birthday. He died at home in Lahaina with his family. His family had his final viewing at Nakamura Mortuary on May 11th. He will be cremated and kept at home until this covid-19 pandemic is under ...

Edwin Makoto Miyabara, 74

Edwin Makoto Miyabara, 74 of Lahaina, Maui passed away on April 24, 2020 at Hospice Maui Hale. He was born to in Lahaina, Maui. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Nakamura Mortuary is assisting in arrangements. Edwin retired from the Sate Department of Health as a ...

Donald Y. Yamasaki, 75

Donald Yoshio Yamasaki, 75, of Kahului, Maui passed away on May 5, 2020 at his residence under the care of his loving family and Islands Hospice Maui. He was born to Masamitsu and Edith Yamasaki on June 22, 1944 in Puunene, Maui. Donald is survived by his loving wife, Shirleyan; his four ...

Junko J. Masuda, 91

Junko J. Masuda, 91, of Kahului, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2020, at her residence under the care of her loving family and Hospice Maui. Junko was born on April 17, 1929, in Paia, Maui. Private family services will be held. Nakamura Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements. ...

Zita Mendoza Morales, 46

Zita Mendoza Morales, 46, of Kahului, Maui, passed away on April 29, 2020, at her home under the care of Hospice Maui, with her loving family at her side. She was born on August 19, 1973, in Asan Norte Sison Pangasinan, Philippines. Zita attended the University of Pagasinan in Dagupan City, ...

Keli‘i Peters Vannatta, 74

Keli‘i Peters Vannata-8/23/1945 to 4/8/2020. Beloved husband, father, papa, brother & friend, completed his mission given to him by Jesus on 4/8/2020 and safely went home to heaven. A celebration of his achievement and new mission journey will be held at a later date due to the Corona ...

Robert Kia, 72

This obituary ran in The Maui News on Saturday/Sunday May 2-3 issue, with an error on the date of birth. He was born on March 6, 1948 in Honolulu, Hawaii to his predeceased parents Robert and Charlotte Kia. Online condolences: www.nakamuramortuary.com

Joseph Francis McCann, 58

This obituary ran in The Maui News on Saturday/Sunday May 2-3 issue with the wrong date of passing. Joseph Francis McCann, age 58 of Maui, Hawaii passed away on Saturday, April 4th, 2020. Online condolences can be made at: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com

Sachiko Higa, 99

Sachiko Higa, 99, of Pukalani, Maui passed away at Kula Hospital, April 16, 2020, where she resided from May 1, 2011. She was born on May 1, 1920, in Paia, Maui, to the late Seichi and Sayo Higa. After her family moved back to Okinawa, at the age of 5, she lived with hanai parents, the late ...

Joseph Francis McCann, 58

Joseph Francis McCann, age 58 of Maui, Hawaii passed away on Sunday, April 5th, 2020. Joe was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 26, 1961 and was the son of Shirley (Newton) Cutler. Joe lived a life of adventure and always had a smile on his face, no matter how difficult his ...

John Schneider, 72

This obituary ran in The Maui News on Saturday, April 25, 2020 missing the survivors. He is survived by his wife Penny (Walker) and sister Nancy (Dusty) Tyler. Online condolences: www.nakamuramortuary.com

Frank James Beauchamp, 69

Frank James Beauchamp, 69, of Makawao, Maui, passed away on April 17, 2020. He was born on October 8, 1950, in Seattle, Washington. Private services will be held. Frank is survived by his wife, Lynn Beauchamp; son, Jonathan (Sarah) Beau-champ; siblings, Mark (Josepha) Beauchamp, and Gary ...

Beverly Margo Ku’ulei “Cookie” Cockett, 66

Beverly Margo Ku’ulei “Cookie” Cockett, 66 of Kahului, Maui passed away on April 13th, 2020 at home peacefully, after a prolonged battle against cancer. She was born February 26th, 1954 in Wailuku, Maui to Lawrence “Duna” and Helen Cockett. She is predeceased by her parents, ...

David Gardner, 87

David Gardner, 87, of Lahaina passed peacefully on April 6, 2020 at Maui Memorial Medical Center, two days before his 88th birthday. He was born on April 8, 1932 in Massillon, Ohio as one of nine children. As a brilliant youth he found many ways to entertain himself and get into trouble. At 18 ...

Patrick Murakami, 83

It is with great sadness that the family of Patrick Murakami, announce his passing on April 1, 2020. The family will be scheduling a celebration of life service for a later date. Nakamura Mortuary will be assisting the family with all arrangements. Patrick was born on March 17, 1937 to ...