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Obituaries

Gerald Pang Ching, 83

Gerald Pang Ching, 83, of Wailuku passed away peacefully on March 28, 2020 at his residence. He was born on May 1, 1936 in Hilo. Gerald is survived by his sons, Jerry Pang Ching and Joseph Pang Ching Sr.; brother, Calvin Pang Ching; grandson, Joseph “Kawila” Pang Ching Jr.; granddaughter, ...

Minoru “Pointer” Takaki, 97

Minoru "Pointer" Takaki, 97, of Kahului, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2020, at Hale Makua Kahului. Minoru was born on November 30, 1922, to Teizo & Mitsuye (Utano) Takaki in Paia, Maui. He grew up in McGerrow Camp in Puunene, attended Lahainaluna as a boarder, and later graduated ...

George Katsumi Kashiwa, 71

George Kastumi Kashiwa passed away on October 11th at the Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku, Maui on June 2, 1948 to the late Dr. Lester and Beatrice Atsuko Kashiwa. George graduated from Baldwin High School, Maui. He enrolled in the U.S. Navy and served his country in ...

Lita Jacqueline Wergers, 72

Lita Jacqueline Wergers, 72 of Kula, Maui passed away on March 2, 2020 under the care of Hospice Maui. She was born to Saul and Marcia Harris on August 21, 1947 in Virginia. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date due to current circumstances. She is survived her daughter, Lisa ...

Sione “Pita” Lapale Poasi, 67

Sione “Pita” Lapale Poasi, 67 of Lahaina, passed away on February 22, 2020, at Hospice Maui Hale in Wailuku. He was born on July 30, 1952 in Haapai, Tonga. Private family services will be held. Sione was a groundskeeper at Royal Lahaina Resort until his retirement. He is survived by ...

Lisa Anne Howlett, 53

This obituary ran in The Maui News on Saturday, March 21, 2020 and was missing some information. Donations can be made to Maui Academy Performance Arts (MAPA). Online condolences can be made at: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com

Filomina “Fely” “Naki” “Tutu Lady” Atay, 88

Filomina “Fely” “Naki” “Tutu Lady” Atay, 88, of Kahului, Maui Sunrise: February 8, 1932 - Sunset: March 5, 2020 Due to COVID-19, visitation/mass at Christ the King Church and scattering of ashes to be announced. Filomina was pre-deceased by her husband, Donny Atay, and her ...

Peter Christian Brandt, 70

Peter Christian Brandt passed on March 2, 2020 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. The family will be doing a private scattering of his ashes, as well as bringing some back to his favorite town of Columbia, California. Nakamura will be assisting in all ...

Lisa Anne Howlett, 53

Lisa Anne Howlett of Kula, Maui passed away on March 9, 2020. She was born on August 3, 1966 in Arcadia, California. She graduated from St Anthony High School and Pacific University. She worked in Social Services for many years. She grew up in the Maui Youth Theatre and volunteered with Maui ...

Charlene Shizue Ideta, 70

Charlene Shizue Ideta, 70 of Wailuku, Maui passed away on February 4, 2020 at her residence under the care of Hospice Maui. She was born to Masatsugu and Ikiko Watanabe on August 27, 1949 in Puunene, Maui. She worked as a reservation agent and PBX/administration assistant at Sheration Maui ...

Sione “Pita” Lapale Poasi, 67

Sione “Pita” Lapale Poasi, 67 of Lahaina, passed away on February 22, 2020, at Hospice Maui Hale in Wailuku. He was born on July 30, 1952 in Haapai, Tonga. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Ballard Family Mortuary; service will begin at 12 noon with burial ...

** CORRECTION ** Philemon “Sonny” Sagon, 92

On Sat 3/14/20 a display obituary ran for Philemon "Sonny" Sagon. Due to the health pandemic, the service has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a future date. Any questions please email daughter Katherine at: kat4hawaii@yahoo.com Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com

Jerry Tsu-Yen Yang, 83

Jerry Tsu-Yen Yang, 83 of Kihei, Maui passed away on March 13, 2020 under the care of Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Nan Jing, China on January 11, 1937 to the late Chih Chuan Yang and Hui Wen Kuei. Jerry is survived by his wife, Ling Tan; sons, Kevin Yang, Damon Yang; ...

Masayoshi “Michael” Nakatani, 93

Correction from an obituary that ran on Saturday, March 14, 2020 in The Maui News, due to current restrictions, the service honoring Mr. Nakatani will take place on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Nakamura Mortuary. Public visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. and service at 10:00 a.m. Mr. Nakatani will ...

Lloyd H. Inaba

This display obituary ran in The Maui News on Saturday, March 7, 2020. There is a change of the service dates. “Celebration of Life” has been changed to Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Nakamura Mortuary, Wailuku, Maui. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. with lunch/reminisce time to ...

Juana Jo Ann (Pellazar) Barona

There was a misprint in the picture Obituary that ran in The Maui News on, The Weekender, March 14-15, 2020 issue. The brother-in-law’s name was misprinted. It should have read “Sister-In-Law Gloria (Don) Manzano (+Edward Pellazar) Online condolences: www.nakamuramortuary.com

Philemon “Sonny” Sagon

There was a picture Obituary that ran in The Maui News on, The Weekender, March 14-15, 2020 issue. The service will be held at Normans Mortuary in Wailuku, Thursday March 26, 2020 from 6:00pm-7:00pm with Service at 7:30pm Online condolences: www.nakamuramortuary.com

Catherine A. Trott

There was a picture Obituary that ran in The Maui News on, The Weekender, March 14-15, 2020 issue. KIHEI LUTHERAN CHURCH HAS CANCELLED THE SERVICE DATE. SERVICE IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Online condolences: www.nakamuramortuary.com

Marilyn Jean Wilhelm

There was a picture Obituary that ran in The Maui News on, The Weekender, March 14-15, 2020 issue. THE SERVICES, BURIAL AND LUNCHEON WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Online condolences: www.nakamuramortuary.com

Masayoshi “Michael” Nakatani, 93

Masayoshi "Michael" Nakatani, 93, of Kahului Maui passed away in the comfort of his home on February 13, 2020, with loving family by his side. Services honoring Mr. Nakatani will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Nakamura Mortuary. Public visitation will begin at 9:00am and service at ...