Patrick Ulep, 82
Patrick (Pat) Ulep was born Patrocinio Ulep, in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on October 26, 1936 and passed away on Aprl 13, 2019.
He was the oldest of 3 boys, Tomas, Maximo and Andres who passed away as a child. In 1946, he came to the Territory of Hawai’i, with his Father, Marcelo Ulep, Mother, Justina Agunoy Ulep, and two of his brothers, Tomas and Maximo. The family settled in the plantation town of Waialua ‘Oahu, where three more siblings were born, Filmar (pre-deceased), Braulio, and Arcadia Jane.
He attended Waialua Elementary and High Schools. Soon after High School, he changed his name to Patrick and joined the Army National Guard while attending Woodbury College in California where he met his bride to be, Paulette Sandra Feiteira. They were married on May 31, 1958. Patrick was an extremely hard worker and always put his family first to provide the best for his wife and children.
He was later called to serve his country in the Vietnam war. He returned a decorated war hero, earning two Bronze Stars for his heroic actions during combat along with other various awards and medals. After serving his country proudly, he came back to Maui to raise his family and continued his service and retired as a Captain in the Army National Guard.
He was proud owner /operator of Maui Industrial Service as well as many other side businesses. After his retirement, one of his greatest passions was singing in the St Joseph Choir which he did for over 30 years. He loved giving praise to the Lord. Patrick also enjoyed golfing, spending time with family and going to Las Vegas..where he spent many hours playing Blackjack. During the last 8 years of his life, he sadly battled Alzheimer’s Disease. He was cared for in the past year and a half by a dear family friend, Carol DeMello. She did it with total compassion and we are so grateful.
We would also like to thank the Islands Hospice, who was always there for us. Patrick passed peacefully at home with his family at his side. He will always be remembered as a kind, generous, and compassionate soul who always put others before himself.
Patrick is survived by his wife Sandy, his four children, Marcy (Louis) Ulep-Souza, Wendy (Steven) Spenser, Marc (Nisa) Ulep and Kristi (Sam) Barlahan, ten grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, one brother Maxi Ulep and one sister Janie (Raymond) Burke.
Services will be held on May 8, 2019 at St Joseph Church, Makawao. Family Visitation: 8:30-9:15. Public Visitation: 9:15-11:15 Eulogy and Reflections: 11:15-11:45 Mass: 11:45-12:30. Burial: 1:00 PM at the Makawao Veteran’s Cemetery with Lunch to follow at Eddie Tam Gym, Makawao.
Condolences may be sent at: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com