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Gordon Bruce Tavares (86)

Gordon Bruce Tavares (86) of Kahului, Maui, passed away on March 27, 2021, with his family at his side. Gordon was born on October 16, 1934, to Louis Tavares Jr. and Matilda Milare Tavares in Hilo, Hawai’i.

As a young man, Gordon served in the US Marines and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was also a former employee at Love’s Bakery (O’ahu) and the Maui Price Hotel before retirement.

Gordon is predeceased by his brothers Richard and Donald, son Vernon, and daughter Candace.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Esperanza Tavares; daughters Katherine, Valerie, Marrianne (Ramin), and Princess Matilda (Matt); son Bruce, sisters Ruth, Marlene, and Minnie; nieces and nephews; 14 grandchildren, 22 greatgrandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

The Tavares Ohana would like to thank Hospice Maui for their compassion and care during this time. A special thank you to our relatives and friends’ kindness and support.

Burial services will be held at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Maui on April 30, 2021 at 11:00am. Due to Covid-19, wearing masks and social distancing practices are required.

Online condolences: www.nakamuramortuary.com