Mae Mieko Kitaoka, 69

Mae Mieko Kitaoka, 69, of Makawao, passed away on August 30, 2020 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on May 13, 1951 in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

Mae is survived by her husband, Rodney Kitaoka; daughters, Alyson Kitaoka, Jill (Steven) Ly; sisters, Jessie Cummings, Gail (Gary) Takahashi and Amy Yoshihara.

She is predeceased by her parents, Fred and Shizuko Yoshihara; and son, Casey Kitaoka.

Mae was a 1969 graduate of Leilehua High School and then attended the University of Hawaii where she earned her degree in Education. In 1979 she followed her husband, “Mits” to Maui which she came to love. She retired from the County of Maui in 2011 after 26 years of service.

In her retirement years Mae enjoyed playing golf and was known for her “classic swing”. What she really loved was traveling to Vegas and playing her beloved slot machines.

We (along with her constant companion, “Sami”) will all miss our sweet Mom but are content in knowing that she has reunited with her son and her parents.

Private services and burial will be held at a later time.

Condolences may be made to: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com