Obituaries

Katherine M. Abreu, 84

Katherine M. Abreu, 84 of Makawao was called home to heaven on May 1, 2019. Born to Antone P. Martins and Virginia P. Jacintho on May 3, 1934 in Puunene, Maui. Katherine is predeceased by her husband Nelson A. Abreu. She survived by her daughters, Jocelyn (Gerald) Perreira and Janice Eisler; ...

Rida Paz Baria, 72,

Rida Paz Baria, 72, passed away peacefully on Mother's Day, May 12th with her daughter at her side in Reno, NV. She was born, Caridad Pacis Paz, on July 30th, 1946 in Bantay, Ilocos Sur Philippines. She immigrated from the Philippines to Hawaii in the 70s after leaving her government work in ...

Ruth Hanlon Capilla, 70

Ruth Hanlon Capilla, 70, of Kahului passed away peacefully at her residence on May 22nd, 2019. She was born on June 1st, 1948 in Memmingen, Germany. Ruth worked as the Director of Finance for the Hyatt Hotels for 42 years. She is survived by her loving Son; Glenn Hanlon. Condolences, ...

Rulina Lynn Gutierrez, 66

Rulina Lynn Gutierrez, 66 years young, passed away May 5, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in El Paso, Texas on February 9, 1953. She is survived by her mother and step father, Carolyn and Art Medina; sister, Rosalinda Furze; brother, Rudy Gutierrez; sons, Valentino ...

Erwin “Bolly” Mark Helekahi, 64

Erwin Mark Helekahi was born on July 19th, 1954. He passed away on May 10th, 2019 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. Erwin was born and raised in Hana, Maui and graduated from Lahainaluna High School as a State Champion Wrestler. He served 4 years with the United States Air Force where he was ...

Gabriel A. Pascua 41,

Gabriel Alika Pascua, 41 of Haiku, Maui, had passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019. He was born on January 12, 1978 to Deborah A. Francis and David J. Pascua. Although he is no longer here, he will continue to live in the hearts of his brothers, Kapena (Maui Akahi) Pascua, Zachary Pascua; ...

Alice Ragasa, 85

Alice Ragasa, 85, of Kahului, passed away May 8, 2019 in Las Vegas. Services will be held at Christ the King Church on May 28th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm with Mass at 7:00 pm. She is survived by her Grandson Stacey (Jena) Ragasa; her Great Granddaughters Ka-Sandra (Duke) Ragasa and Jer-Zee ...

William “Papa Willy” Acain, 80

William “Papa Willy” Acain, 80, of Pukalani passed away peacefully under the care of Islands Hospice at his home surrounded by his loving family on May 13, 2019. He was born on July 11, 1938 in Paia, Maui and was the 7th out of 13 children; seven boys and six girls. At an early age he ...

Gail Yeager, 83

Gail Yeager, a longtime resident of Maui (Kihei and Makawao), born October 22, 1935, in the Bronx, New York passed away unexpectedly at 1:35 pm Tuesday, May 14th.  She is survived by her life partner, James Awai, Sisters: Loretta Bacon and Sherry Williams, Daughters: Jacqueline Cullati, ...

Florence Yuriko Yasui, 99

Florence Yuriko Yasui, 99, of Kahului, Maui, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2019 with loving family by her side. Services honoring Ms. Yasui will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Kahului Hongwanji, with visitation at 4:00pm and service at 5:00pm. Florence was born on December 1, ...

James “Joe” Gerken, 76,

James “Joe” Gerken, 76, of West Portsmouth, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at SOMC. He was born July 21, 1942 in Portsmouth to the late Joseph and Renee (Dearford) Gerken. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Terrence, Jerry, Larry, and Mike. He is survived ...

Lucy Cambra Jacintho Kegley, 102

Lucy Cambra Jacintho Kegley of Kula, Maui passed away peacefully with her family on April 14, 2019 at Kula Hospital. She was born in Ulupalakua to Manuel Cambra and Rosa dePonte. Predeceased by husband, Woodrow Kegley; daughter, Elizabeth (James) Kong; daughter-in-law, Momi McKee Jacintho and ...

Godofredo Apolinar Ramos, 60

Godofredo Apolinar Ramos of Wailuku, passed away on 5/10/2019. Godofredo was born on July 22, 1958 in the Philippines to Manuel and Maria Ramos. He is survived by his wife, Felicitas Susan Ramos, children; Eherwin Mina and Jasmine Mina. Siblings: Carlos Ramos, Florencio Ramos, Benedicta ...

Juanita Soto (Navarro), 72

Juanita Soto (Navarro), 72 of Kahului passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. She was born in Paia, Maui on September 16, 1946, and a 1965 graduate of Maui High School. Her past time enjoyments were playing bingo and of course, Las Vegas. Although she is no longer here, ...

Tsutomu “Tom” Yamada, 104,

Tsutomu "Tom" Yamada, 104, of Wailuku passed away on 4/13/2019 at his home. He was born on August 21, 1914 to Tokumatsu and Tsuyeo Yamada. Tom was an agricultural inspector for the State of Hawaii. Tom is survived by his daughter, Susan (Alvin) Inouye. Grandchildren: Keith (Vivian) ...

Roy Hiroshi Mukai, 82

There was an error in the date of passing in The Maui News on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Roy Hiroshi Mukai, 82, of Kahului passed away on March 12, 2019 at Hospice Maui. He was born to Masaru and Sakae Mukai on October 6, 1936 in Puunene, Maui. Online condolences: www.nakamuramortuary.com

Lolita Dayola Balmores, 69

Lolita D. Balmores, 69, of Kahului, Maui, passed away on May 1, 2019, at her home under the care of Hospice Maui, with loving family by her side. She was born on April 24, 1950, in the Philippines. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Ballard ...

Shizue Stella Honda, 95

Shizue Stella Honda, 95, passed away on March 28, 2019. She is survived by her step-children, Rodney Honda and Lezlee (Larry) Haynes, nieces and nephews, Dawn Shishido, Victor Shishido and Lisa (Wendell) Corpuz, Marilyn (Matthew) Mochizuki, Ralph (Melissa) Tadaki, Carl (Paula) Tadaki and ...

Gladys Lai, 89

Gladys Lai, 89,of Waihe'e, Maui, passed away under Hospice Maui's care on April 11, 2019 at Hale Makua, Kahului. She was a retired pineapple trimmer for the Maui Pineapple Cannery. Born in Waihe'e on November 12,1929 to the late Houpo and Hannah Lai, Gladys is predeceased by her siblings, ...

Roy Hiroshi Mukai, 82

Roy Hiroshi Mukai, 82, of Kahului passed away on March 11, 2019 at Hospice Maui. He was born to Masaru and Sakae Mukai on October 6, 1936 in Puunene, Maui. He was a graduate of Baldwin High School. After 3 years in the Army, he worked for A&B, Baldwin High School, the State of Hawaii, and ...