Richard P. Tavares, 92

Richard P. Tavares, 92, of Makawao Maui peacefully, passed away on November 30, 2018 at his home under the care of his family and the loving support of Hospice Maui.  He was born January 28, 1926 at Paia Hospital.  Richard retired as a Fire Captain from the Paia Station in 1976 after 30 years of service with the department.

Richard is survived by his wife of 74 years, Caroline Tavares; his two sons Richard “Dickie” (Angela) Tavares of Hana, Wendel (Shelley) Tavares of Makawao; his two daughters Lenore “Lee” (Doug) Johnson of Spokane WA, and Patrice “Patty” (Phillip) Walker of Yakima WA.  Three grandchildren; Kathleen (Alex), Anne (Michael) and Johnathan; and two great grandchildren Aiden and Tyler.

Private services to be held at St. Joseph’s Church in Makawao.