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Obituaries

Elizabeth P. Fernandez, 92

Elizabeth P. Fernandez, 92 of Wailuku, completed her transition at Islands Hospice on October 24, 2020 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Honolulu on December 15, 1927 to Nasario Palagan and Julia Niolopua, and raised as a child in Maunawili, Oahu. She met her loving husband of ...

Dale Delano Kawehi Hano, Sr.

There was an error in the obituary for Dale Delano Kawehi Hano, Sr. in The Maui News on the Weekender, October 24-25, 2020 issue. The name of the wife was missing. It should have read: Mr. Dale Hano leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 21 years, Donna Hano. Online condolences: ...

Cidronio Duldulao Bumanglag, Sr., 84

Cidronio Duldulao Bumanglag, Sr., 84, of Lanai City and Lahaina, passed away on October 4, 2020 at his home in Lahaina. He was born on May 22, 1936 in Barangay 7 San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Cidronio migrated to Lanai in 1966 and worked for Dole Company harvesting and planting ...

Constance Kay “Connie” Laborte, 70

Constance Kay “Connie” Laborte, 70, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2020, at Maui Memorial Medical Center. Connie was born in Hardin, Montana. She is predeceased in death by her father, William Magstadt and is survived by her mother Ethel Mae Magstadt, husband, William Laborte, ...

Edward Yoshito Watanabe, 81

Mr. Edward Yoshito Watanabe, age 81, of Hawi, Kohala, Hawaii, died October 15, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Puunene, Maui, Hawaii on May 1, 1939 and retired from the State of Hawaii Department of Education as an Elementary School Teacher at Kohala Elementary School. He was a United ...

Iwalani Lawrence, 91

Iwalani Lawrence, 91, of Kihei, Maui passed away peacefully in the loving care of Hospice Maui Hale with family by her side. Iwalani was born to Alfred and Alice (Lincoln) Kimokeo on the island of Lanai on April 09, 1929. Iwalani was predeceased by her late husband Frank Lawrence Jr. ...

Shizuko Okubo, 100

Shizuko Okubo, age 100 of Honolua (today known as Kapalua) and Lahaina, Maui passed away in Kahului on July 16, 2020. She was born on September 05, 1919 in Lahaina to Taichi and Nayo (Mikami) Michimoto, the youngest of six children. The family moved to Japan when she was 4 years old and ...

Catalina “Carling” Sagrio Queja, 79

Catalina Queja, 79, of Kahului, Maui, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2020, under the care of Hospice Maui with loving family by her side. Services honoring Ms. Catalina Queja will be held at King’s Cathedral Church on Monday, October 19, 2020. She will be laid to eternal rest at Maui ...

Mitsue K. Umetsu, 95

Mitsi Umetsu, 95, of Makawao passed away on September 20, 2020 in the comfort of home, with her family and under the loving care of Island Hospice. Mitsi was born on August 05, 1925 to Jiro and Shigeko Kanada in Wailuku, HI. Mitsi was a sales clerk for United Auto Parts in Wailuku for many ...

Douglas Kodama, 94

It is with great sadness that the Kodama ohana announces the passing of Douglas Kodama at age 94. He retired in 1980 after a career of teaching at Kahului School. but continued to work at family businesses (Standard Furniture, and Miyako Sushi) Douglas was born to Sadami and Koima Kodama in ...

Stella Alves Padilla, 76

Stella Alves Padilla 76, of Kihei, Maui, passed away on September 17, 2020 in Wailuku, Maui. She was born on June 3, 1944. Stella is pre-deceased by her husband Harold Padilla and her daughter, Lorile “Tuggie” Estrella. She is survived by her children Diana (Chris) Puckett, Nathan ...

Lorraine Masako (Agena) Teruya, 90

Lorraine Masako (Agena) Teruya, 90, of Kula, passed away peacefully on August 20, 2020 in Kahului. Lorraine was born in Makawao, Maui on January 6, l930 to the late Kohan and Kameyo Agena. She was the eldest of nine chidren. Lorraine moved to Honolulu a week after graduating from Maui High ...

Rae Ann Yap, 64

It is with great sadness that the Ohana of Rae Ann Yap announces her passing on August 2, 2020. It was Rae’s wishes that her ashes be scattered across Hana Bay. On August 30, 2020, in a small ceremony officiated by Pastor Ka Wolffgramm of House of Hope Fellowship in Hana, of which Rae was ...

Frances Garcia, 94

Frances Garcia, 94 of Kahului, passed away at her home on September 11, 2020. She was born on October 9, 1925 in Puunene, Maui. Private Services will be held. Frances is survived by her son, James (Lynn) Garcia; daughter, Francine Rene Garcia; 9 grandchildren, Dani, Kalai, Vicki, Mandy, ...

Edward (Eddie) Irwin Lee, 57

Edward Irwin Lee, 57, of Kihei, Maui, passed away peacefully on August 23, 2020. Services honoring Mr. Edward Lee were held privately by family. Edward was born on April 4, 1963 to Mr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Naslene Lee in Honolulu, HI. Edward was a mason for Local 630 Union for 30 plus ...

Frances Carol Oshiro, 72

On August 26, 2020, Frances “Fran” Carol Oshiro, 72, passed away at home. She was born on December 20, 1947 in Paia to Frank Villamor Almasin and Roberta Lospoc, attended Haiku School and graduated from Maui High School, Class of ’65. She retired from the County of Maui, S. Maui ...

Sadae Uyeno, 93

Sadae Uyeno, 93, of Kahului, Maui passed away in the comfort of her home on September 1, 2020. Private services honoring Ms. Uyeno will be held at a later date. Sadae was born on October 23, 1926 in Makawao, Maui, Hawaii. In her retirement years, she volunteered with various Maui County ...

Teresa Virginia Avallone, 87

8/06/1933-8/26/2020 Teresa was reunited with her beloved Husband, John E Avallone on August 26th 2020,Wednesday at 4:45am in her home in Kihei Maui at the age of 87yrs. Teresa's Husband John was the youngest of 8 brothers and sisters all deceased now and Teresa was the last surviving spouse ...

Guthrie “Sonny” Julio Franco, 65

Guthrie "Sonny" Julio Franco passed away on July 1, 2020 in Wailuku, Maui at the age of 65. Sonny was born on September 30, 1954 in Puunene Maui, Hawaii to Julio and Susan Franco. He Graduated from St. Anthony High School. He was a Vietnam Veteran and served in the Navy. Sonny is preceded ...

Mae Mieko Kitaoka, 69

Mae Mieko Kitaoka, 69, of Makawao, passed away on August 30, 2020 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on May 13, 1951 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Mae is survived by her husband, Rodney Kitaoka; daughters, Alyson Kitaoka, Jill (Steven) Ly; sisters, Jessie Cummings, Gail (Gary) Takahashi and ...