Joseph G. “Buddy” Serrao, 86

Joseph G. “Buddy” Serrao, 86, of Makawao, passed away on February 1, 2021 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on September 2, 1934 in Hilo, Hawaii.

Joseph was a police captain with the Maui Police Department. He retired in 1985 after 25 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Geraldine F. Serrao; children, Sonja Madrigal, Aaron (Heidi) Serrao, and Claire (James) Schissler; 5 grandchildren, Ashley Madrigal, Ashley Tavares Paris, Sean (Mia Bethell) Serrao, Stephen Schissler, and Mary Schissler; 3 great-grandchildren, Kaelyn Madrigal-Greer, Van Freitas, and Aria De Lima; brothers, Donald and Robert Serrao; and sister, Dorothy Nagasako. Joseph is also survived by his multiple nieces and nephews.

Services are private.

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