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Obituaries

Mildred Sakamoto, 96

Mildred Sakamoto of Kahului, Maui passed away on February 17, 2021. She was born in Wailuku, Maui on May 13, 1924. Mildred worked in the Department of Education as a teacher and retired from Wailuku Elementary School. She is preceded in death by her husband, Yoshimi and is survived by her ...

Mildred Sakamoto, 96

Mildred Sakamoto of Kahului, Maui passed away on February 17, 2021. She was born in Wailuku, Maui on May 13, 1924. Mildred worked in the Department of Education as a teacher and retired from Wailuku Elementary School. She is preceded in death by her husband, Yoshimi and is survived by her ...

Reynaldo Dumpit Estillore, 62

Reynaldo Dumpit Estillore, 62, of Lahaina, Maui, passed away on February 12, 2021, at Pali Momi Medical Center in Honolulu. He was born on January 8, 1959, in the Philippines. A drive-thru visitation will be held on Monday, March 15, 2021, from 11 a.m. – 12 noon, at Ballard Family Mortuary; ...

Jesse Allen Keawehiwa Apo, 88

Jesse Allen Keawehiwa Apo of Kahului, Maui, passed away on February 23, 2021 with family at his side, under the care of Hospice Maui. He was born on January 5, 1933 in Wailuku to Kama and Esther Apo. Jesse is predeceased by his brothers Edward, Ralph, Henry, Earl, Francis (Kapi’ina), ...

Sueko “Sue” Nakaza, 83

Sueko “Sue” Nakaza, 83, of Kahului, passed away on January 13, 2021 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on December 25, 1937 in Wailuku, Hawaii. Sueko was the youngest daughter of Kame and Moshi Kiyan’s twelve children. She grew up in Piihana Camp in Wailuku and graduated from ...

Naomi “Aunty Omi” Shirota Guillermo, 74

Naomi “Aunty Omi” Shirota Guillermo, 74, of Makawao, Maui passed away peacefully on January 22, 2021, surrounded by loved ones at Hospice Hale in Wailuku. She was born on November 28, 1946 in Puunene. Naomi is pre-deceased by her husband of 51 years, Jackie Kunio Guillermo. She is also ...

Victor H. Yamamoto, 75

Victor H. Yamamoto, 75, of Kahului, passed away on January 30, 2021. He was born on August 16, 1945 in Honolulu. He is survived by his daughters, Kerri and Jonelle Yamamoto; brothers, Herbert Murata and Richard Yamamoto; sister, Janette Kinores; and 3 grandchildren. Private family service ...

Edmund Kaloi Cockett, 95,

Edmund Kaloi Cockett, of Wailuku, passed away at home with his ohana that he loved so much by his side on February 8, 2021. He was born in Wailuku to Lawrence Cockett and Haru Matsui Cockett on October 6, 1925. A memorial service will be held on February 22, 2021 @ 12:00pm at Nakamura ...

Elizabeth Roxanne Miranda, 71

Elizabeth “Roxanne” Miranda, 71, of Pukalani, passed away January 16, 2021. She was born October 3, 1949 to Reginald and Carol Boman in Boise, Idaho. Roxanne was a loving, kind, and generous mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to all who knew her. She was a writer of short ...

Joseph G. “Buddy” Serrao, 86

Joseph G. “Buddy” Serrao, 86, of Makawao, passed away on February 1, 2021 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on September 2, 1934 in Hilo, Hawaii. Joseph was a police captain with the Maui Police Department. He retired in 1985 after 25 years of service. He is survived by his ...

James Minoru Tobita, 89

James Minoru Tobita of Lahaina, HI passed peacefully at home on January 20, 2021. He was born on January 19, 1932 in Lahaina, Maui and raised there. He graduated from Lahainaluna High School in 1950 and went on to work in Accounting as a Bookkeeper. He enjoyed playing the ukulele, going ...

Edgar “Edjah” Morton, Jr., 60

The date of the services was missing on the obituary that ran in The Maui News on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. Services will be held at In His House of Restoration Church located at 63 La’a St., Kahului (Kehalani) with scattering of ashes at a later time. Services will start at 10am-12 noon on ...

Harry Wallace Castro, 96

Harry W. Castro, a World War II veteran and former Hawaii resident passed away in Bullhead City Arizona. He was the last of his seven siblings. Harry was born to Manuel and Mary Castro and was raised on the island of Oahu in Waipahu where his father was a foreman for Waipahu Plantation. ...

Matthew DeFrancia, Sr., 74

Matthew DeFrancia, Sr., 74, of Wailuku, Maui, passed away at his home, surrounded by his ‘Ohana on February 3, 2021, under the care of Hospice Maui. He was born on August 28, 1946, in Honolulu. Friends are invited to bid a fond farewell to a loved father, grandfather, great grandfather, ...

Edgar “Edjah” Morton, Jr., 60

On Monday, January 18, 2021, Edgar passed away peacefully at home in Wailuku under Islands Hospice Maui care. He was born in Hono-lulu on November 21, 1960 to Edgar Morton, Jr. and mamo Kaiwi Morton. He was raised in Waihe’e, Maui. Edgar’s journey with Stage 4 lung cancer started ...

Lolita Nava, 70

Lolita “Lolit” Nava, 70, of Lahaina, passed on February 1, 2021 at the Nava residence. Viewing will be at Nakamura Mortuary on Wed-nesday, February 10, 2021 from 3:00pm-6:00 pm. A funeral service will also be at Nakamura Mortuary on February 11, 2021 9:00 am-11:00 am, followed by burial ...

Josephine Reyes

The family of Josephine Reyes would like to note that Mrs. Reyes is also survived by her brothers: Ernes-to (Donna) Ramirez and Wilson (Shirley) Ramirez. She was predeceased by her brother, Numeriano Ramirez. Her obituary appeared in The Maui News on Monday, January 25, 2021. Online ...

Jon Kanani Peters, 58

Jon Kanani Peters of Pittsburg, California died in Kahului, Maui, Hawai‘i on January 23, 2021. He was born in Honolulu, HI on March 3, 1962 and was raised in Nanakuli, HI where he learned the love of Hawaiian Culture; hula, fishing, diving, and canoe paddling. Jon graduated from Nanakuli ...

Leonard James Perreira, 73

Leonard James Perreira, 73, of Haiku, passed away on January 25, 2021 at his home. He was born on February 8, 1947 in Wailuku, Maui. Private services will be held. Leonard was a General Contractor. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Perreira; children, Aaron Perreira, Sasarie Perreira, ...

Josephine “Jo” Catherine Reyes

During the three o’clock hour, the hour of Jesus’ death, Josephine Catherine Reyes, known affectionately as “Jo”, took the hand of her most trusted companion, Jesus of the Divine Mercy, surrounded by her loved ones at Hospice Maui’s Hale on December 26, 2020. Jo’s heart’s work as ...