Obituaries

George Gohara, 90

George Gohara, 90, of Pukalani died July 2,2019 at his home. George was born in Pukalani, he was a retired hydrologic technician for the USGS, a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of Makawao Hongwanji. Private services held. No koden. He is survived by his wife, Caren Gohara of Pukalani; ...

Kincaid Biga Kupahu Sr., 58

Kincaid Biga Kupahu Sr. also known as Uncle King, 58 of Kihei, Maui passed away on August 6, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 17, 1961 in Ewa Beach, Oahu. Kincaid served in the US Navy. Later worked for the Sugar Cane Train in Lahaina, Maui. He played music at ...

John Edward Seeley, 91

John Seeley, 91, of Kihei, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, August 17 after a long battle with renal failure. Originally from New Jersey, born July 15, 1928, John enlisted in the Navy at 17 and served as a Corpsman, proudly attached to the 5th Marines in San Diego, Guam, and ...

Ronald David Vaught, 82

Ronald David Vaught, 82 of Kihei, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 16, 2019.  He was born in Cleveland OH to Glenn Albert and Florence Balicki Vaught. Although he is no longer here, he will continue to live in hearts of his loving wife, Alexa Keaunui Vaught; daughters Faith ...

Ernesta S. Lana, 92

Ernesta S. Lana, 92, of Lahaina peacefully passed away at her residence surrounded by her loving family and Hospice Maui on July 27, 2019. Ernesta was born on November 12, 1926 to Leona de Guzman and Wenceslao Salomon in the Philippines. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 at ...

Manuel Solomon Martelles, 76

Manuel Solomon Martelles, 76, of Makawao, passed away on August 5, 2019 at Hospice Maui Hale. He was born on June 14, 1943 in Puunene, Maui. Visitation 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019 at St. Joseph Church, Mass 7 p.m., cremation will follow. Urn burial service will be held at 9 ...

Paul H. Martin, 80

Paul Martin (Fingers) was born on November 11, 1938 in Arizona, and passed away at Kula Hospital on August 10, 2019. Paul attended the University of Arizona and enlisted in the Navy, where he was stationed in Okinawa. A “free spirit”, he lived in Haight Ashbury during the days of flower ...

Warren Masaichi Matsui, 85

Warren Masaichi Matsui, 85, of Kahului, Maui passed away on August 4,2019. He was born to parents Yuichi & Man Matsui on September 21, 1933 in Maalaea , Maui. Warren was predeceased in death by his parents, 3 brothers, and 1 sister. He is survived by a sister Ellen, and 2 brothers, ...

Howard T. Omura, 79

Howard T. Omura, 79, of Lahaina, Maui passed away on June 14, 2019 at Hale Makua Kahului. He was born on July 3, 1939 in Lahaina. Howard was a retired school administrator who served as principal at Hana High & Elementary, Kahului School and Maui High. He is survived by son, Scott ...

Kiyoko Suzuki, 92

Kiyoko Suzuki, 92, of Pukalani passed away at her residence under the care of Islands Hospice on July 19, 2019. Kiyoko was born on December 19, 1926. Loving mother, grandma, sister, aunty, friend to many. She is survived by her sons, Clyde Suzuki of Pukalani, Miles (Cheryl) Suzuki of Ewa ...

Anthony Vincent Vitale, 72

Anthony Vincent Vitale, 72, of Wailuku, Maui, passed away on August 7, 2019, under the care of Hospice Maui. He was born on November 27, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019, at Ballard Family Mortuary; prayer service will ...

Yoshino Hamai, 100

Yoshino Hamai, 100, of Honolulu, formerly of Kahului, Maui, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in Honolulu. She was born in Makawao. She retired as a waitress at Maui Country Club. She is survived by sons, Warren Hamai, Marvin (Karene) Hamai, Dwight (Donna) Hamai; daughter, Cheryl Hamai; five ...

Stanceford Melvin Kaina, 63

Stanceford Melvin Kaina, 63, of Hilo, died on July 23 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born on Maui, he was a Falsetto Musician & Entertainer for “Na Leo Nahenahe O Pohai Kealoha”. Friends may call 8:30–10:30 a.m. Saturday (August 24, 2019) at the Church of Jesus ...

William Wailama Kepa, 52

William Wailama Kepa, 52, of Kula, passed away on July 17, 2019 at his residence. He was born on November 25, 1966 in Wailuku. A Celebration of Life will be held at Haliimaile hall on August 17, 2019 at 10 a.m.; scattering of ashes on August 18, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Maalaea Haycraft. William ...

Benita Ulnagan Manrique, 86

Benita Ulnagan Manrique, 86, of Wailuku passed away at Hospice Maui Hale in Wailuku on June 25, 2019 under the care of Hospice Maui. Benita was born on May 16,1933 to Adriano and Candida Manrique in the Philippines. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Nakamura Mortuary from ...

Paz Bagoyo Sagayaga, 78

Paz Bagoyo Sagayaga, 78, of Makawao, Maui, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2019 with loving family by her side. Services honoring Mrs. Sagayaga were held privately by family. Paz was born on September 10, 1940 to Mr. Pedro and Mrs. Petra Bagoyo in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She was a ...

Susana Andres Vinoray, 97

Susana Andres Vinoray, 97, of Kihei, peacefully passed away on Thursday, August 1st, 2019. She was born in Tangaoan, Philippines on June 12th, 1922. Although she is no longer here, she will continue to live in the hearts of her children, Virgilio (deceased) (Erlinda) Vinoray, Lolita ...

Agnes K. A’i, 92

Agnes Keli’ikoliola Mahalo A’i was born on January 23, 1927 and died July 3, 2019 at Hale Makua, Kahului under the care of Islands Hospice Maui. She was born in Kaupo, Maui along with her five siblings, to Campwood Kalema Mahalo Sr. and Dollie Kiaumalani Keike. She attended Kaupo and ...

Jesus Damaso, 71

Jesus Damaso, 71, of Kahului passed away on July 1, 2019 under the care of Islands Hospice. He was born on June 5, 1948 in the Philippines. Jesus is survived by his siblings, Felicitas (Valerio) Bonilla, Noenita (Rodolfo) Cruz, Candido (Elsie) Damaso Jr., Leo (Jocelyn) Damaso; nieces and ...

Phillip Melinder, 43

Phillip Melinder, 43, of Kihei passed away on July 22, 2019 at his residence under the care of Hospice Maui. He was born on October 1, 1975 in Chico, California. Phillip worked as a Banquets Houseman at the Fairmont Kealani. He enjoyed Health & Nutrition, hiking, canoe paddling, practicing ...