Obituaries

Frank E. Fernandez Sr., 92

Frank E. Fernandez Sr., of Kahului passed away on August 5, 2018 in Wailuku. He was born on May 27, 1926 in Paia, Maui. He was a retired refuge truck driver for the county of Maui and public works. Frank is survived by his wife, Gabriella Fernandez; son, Frank (Abilene) Fernandez Jr.; ...

Gavilan “Gavi” N. Kepa’a, 69

Gavilan “Gavi” N. Kepa’a was a beloved husband, father, brother, and friend. He passed away on August 6, 2018 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on February 13, 1949 in Honolulu to parents William Kepa’a and Clara Olival Kepa’a. Gavi resided on Hawai’i Island for much ...

Roy Koyanagi, 82

Roy Koyanagi, 82, formerly of Maui, passed away July 2, 2018, in Kailua, Oahu. A Celebration of Life will be held at Nakamura Mortuary in Wailuku on Friday, August 17, 2018. Visitation will begin at 9:00am with a prayer service at 10:00am. The family requests no wreaths be sent. Scattering ...

Natsuko Okano, 95

Natsuko Okano, 95, of Lahaina, Maui, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Hale Makua in Kahului. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission with visitation at 10:00am followed by a service at 11:00am. Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with ...

Joseph Rodrigues, 97

Joseph Rodrigues of Wailuku passed away on August 8, 2018 peacefully at his residence under the care of Hospice Maui. He was born on April 28, 1921 in California. He retired as a carpenter for Richmond Unified School District. Joseph is survived by his son, Kirk Hamilton; daughters, Donna ...

Delfin Sol Sajor, 81

Delfin Sol Sajor, 81, of Lahaina, Maui, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2018 at his residence under the loving and compassionate care of Hospice Maui with his loving family by his side. Services honoring Mr. Sajor will be held on Friday, August 17, 2018 at Maria Lanakila with visitation ...

Elijah K. Kamalani, 18

Elijah K. Kamalani, 18 of Kihei, passed away on August 1, 2018. He was born on May 5, 2000 in Wailuku. Visitation 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kahului West Stake Center, service will begin at 10:30 a.m., burial 12:30 ...

Daniel Palakiko, 75

Daniel Palakiko, 75, of Lahaina passed away on July 31, 2018 peacefully at his residence under the care of Hospice Maui. He was born on June 30, 1943 in Lahaina. He retired as a general contractor. Daniel is survived by his sons, Danny (Jaime) Palakiko, Charles Palakiko, Mark (Ku’ulei) ...

Lucia M. Hutchison, 49

Lucie Hutchison, of Kihei, HI, passed away on July 21, 2018 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on August 25, 1968 in Bensenville, Illinois. Visitation from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului, service will begin at 2 p.m. Additional ...

Edmund “Mud” Kauianui Kealaluhi, 69

Edmund “Mud” Kauianui Kealaluhi, 69, of Pahoa, died on June 11th at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in El Cajon, California. Born in Honolulu, he was a veteran in the US Navy during the Vietnam War before retiring after 36 years with Anheuser-Busch. He is survived by his wife, Beverly ...

Charles Kaui Ma’alea, 85

Charles Kaui Ma’alea, 85, of Haiku, passed away on July 16, 2018 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on September 20, 1932 in Kuau, Maui. Visitation 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Ballard Family Mortuary, service at 7 p.m. Visitation 9 a.m. on Friday, August 10, ...

Emily Iwalani Maielua, 71

Emily Iwalani Maielua, 71 of Wailuku, passed away on July 22, 2018 at her residence. She was born on November 11, 1946 in Honolulu. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at Ballard Family Mortuary, service will begin at 10 a.m., and cremation will follow. The family ...

Alice Fumie Ono, 85

Alice Fumie Ono, beloved mother, of Pukalani Maui, passed away on July 22nd at home at the age of 85. She is survived by daughters Lori Kawaoka, Wendy Ono-Fujiuchi (Evan), and Merle Dull (John). Private services. Online condolences can be made at: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com

Robert A. Piano, 58

Robert "Bobby" Piano, 58, of Wailuku, Maui passed away at Maui Memorial Medical Center on July 14, 2018. Services honoring Mr. Piano will be held at Nakamura Mortuary on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, with Services beginning at 11:00 am. Robert was born in ...

Irene Emiko Takahata, 90

Irene Emiko Takahata, 90, of Kahului, Maui passed away in Hakodate, Japan on July 9, 2018. Private services were held. Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements. Irene was born in Japan on March 15, 1928. Emiko is predeceased by her husband, Tadao Takahata; survived by, sons Roy ...

Ethel Kawehi Teixeira, 90

Ethel Kawehi Teixeira, 90, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on July 25, 2018. She was born on May 10, 1928 in Wailuku, Maui. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter F. Teixeira. She is survived by her sons, Walter B. Teixeira (Carol), Timothy W. Teixeira (Shelley); ...

Philibert Louis Vierra, 87

Philibert Louis Vierra, 87, of Wailuku, Maui, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2018 under the compassionate care of Hospice Maui with loving family by his side. Services honoring Phil will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at St. Anthony Church in Wailuku. Visitation will begin at ...

Kay Kikue Muraoka, 95

Kay Kikue Muraoka, of Wailuku, Hawaii passed away peacefully on July 17, 2018 at Hale Makua Kahului. Private services were held in her request. Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements. Kay was born on September 23, 1922 in Japan to parents Yuichi and Man Matsui. She was ...

Stanley Kenji Okano, 86

Stanley Kenji Okano, 86 of Lahaina, passed away on June 11, 2018 at his residence. He was born on November 8, 1931 in Wailuku. A Celebration of Life will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 3, 2018 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service will begin at 7 p.m. Stanley retired from Maui Land & ...

Maria Higa Ota, 65

Maria Higa Ota, 65, of Wailuku, passed away on July 9, 2018 at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. She was born on April 11, 1953 in Munich, Germany and raised in Kahului, Maui. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului; service ...