Obituaries

Paul H. Martin, 80

Paul Martin (Fingers) was born on November 11, 1938 in Arizona, and passed away at Kula Hospital on August 10, 2019. Paul attended the University of Arizona and enlisted in the Navy, where he was stationed in Okinawa. A “free spirit”, he lived in Haight Ashbury during the days of flower ...

Warren Masaichi Matsui, 85

Warren Masaichi Matsui, 85, of Kahului, Maui passed away on August 4,2019. He was born to parents Yuichi & Man Matsui on September 21, 1933 in Maalaea , Maui. Warren was predeceased in death by his parents, 3 brothers, and 1 sister. He is survived by a sister Ellen, and 2 brothers, ...

Howard T. Omura, 79

Howard T. Omura, 79, of Lahaina, Maui passed away on June 14, 2019 at Hale Makua Kahului. He was born on July 3, 1939 in Lahaina. Howard was a retired school administrator who served as principal at Hana High & Elementary, Kahului School and Maui High. He is survived by son, Scott ...

Kiyoko Suzuki, 92

Kiyoko Suzuki, 92, of Pukalani passed away at her residence under the care of Islands Hospice on July 19, 2019. Kiyoko was born on December 19, 1926. Loving mother, grandma, sister, aunty, friend to many. She is survived by her sons, Clyde Suzuki of Pukalani, Miles (Cheryl) Suzuki of Ewa ...

Anthony Vincent Vitale, 72

Anthony Vincent Vitale, 72, of Wailuku, Maui, passed away on August 7, 2019, under the care of Hospice Maui. He was born on November 27, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019, at Ballard Family Mortuary; prayer service will ...

Yoshino Hamai, 100

Yoshino Hamai, 100, of Honolulu, formerly of Kahului, Maui, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in Honolulu. She was born in Makawao. She retired as a waitress at Maui Country Club. She is survived by sons, Warren Hamai, Marvin (Karene) Hamai, Dwight (Donna) Hamai; daughter, Cheryl Hamai; five ...

Stanceford Melvin Kaina, 63

Stanceford Melvin Kaina, 63, of Hilo, died on July 23 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born on Maui, he was a Falsetto Musician & Entertainer for “Na Leo Nahenahe O Pohai Kealoha”. Friends may call 8:30–10:30 a.m. Saturday (August 24, 2019) at the Church of Jesus ...

William Wailama Kepa, 52

William Wailama Kepa, 52, of Kula, passed away on July 17, 2019 at his residence. He was born on November 25, 1966 in Wailuku. A Celebration of Life will be held at Haliimaile hall on August 17, 2019 at 10 a.m.; scattering of ashes on August 18, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Maalaea Haycraft. William ...

Benita Ulnagan Manrique, 86

Benita Ulnagan Manrique, 86, of Wailuku passed away at Hospice Maui Hale in Wailuku on June 25, 2019 under the care of Hospice Maui. Benita was born on May 16,1933 to Adriano and Candida Manrique in the Philippines. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Nakamura Mortuary from ...

Paz Bagoyo Sagayaga, 78

Paz Bagoyo Sagayaga, 78, of Makawao, Maui, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2019 with loving family by her side. Services honoring Mrs. Sagayaga were held privately by family. Paz was born on September 10, 1940 to Mr. Pedro and Mrs. Petra Bagoyo in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She was a ...

Susana Andres Vinoray, 97

Susana Andres Vinoray, 97, of Kihei, peacefully passed away on Thursday, August 1st, 2019. She was born in Tangaoan, Philippines on June 12th, 1922. Although she is no longer here, she will continue to live in the hearts of her children, Virgilio (deceased) (Erlinda) Vinoray, Lolita ...

Agnes K. A’i, 92

Agnes Keli’ikoliola Mahalo A’i was born on January 23, 1927 and died July 3, 2019 at Hale Makua, Kahului under the care of Islands Hospice Maui. She was born in Kaupo, Maui along with her five siblings, to Campwood Kalema Mahalo Sr. and Dollie Kiaumalani Keike. She attended Kaupo and ...

Jesus Damaso, 71

Jesus Damaso, 71, of Kahului passed away on July 1, 2019 under the care of Islands Hospice. He was born on June 5, 1948 in the Philippines. Jesus is survived by his siblings, Felicitas (Valerio) Bonilla, Noenita (Rodolfo) Cruz, Candido (Elsie) Damaso Jr., Leo (Jocelyn) Damaso; nieces and ...

Phillip Melinder, 43

Phillip Melinder, 43, of Kihei passed away on July 22, 2019 at his residence under the care of Hospice Maui. He was born on October 1, 1975 in Chico, California. Phillip worked as a Banquets Houseman at the Fairmont Kealani. He enjoyed Health & Nutrition, hiking, canoe paddling, practicing ...

Walter “Rocky” Tsugio Nakama, 82

Walter “Rocky” Tsugio Nakama, 82, of Kihei, passed away at home on July 18, 2019. Former Marine, professional boxer, and retired contractor, Walter was born on July 7, 1937, in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by companion Anna Cabacungan; sons, Nelson and Neil (Phyllis) Nakama; ...

Presentacion Paludipan Pagdilao, 93

Presentacion Paludipan Pagdilao, 93 of Kahului, peacefully passed away on Thursday, July 25th, 2019. She was born in Cagayan, Philippines on November 6th, 1925. Although she is no longer here, she will continue to live in the hearts of her children, Ruth “Tessie” Waikiki, Joel (Blossom) ...

Yasuhiko Takushi, 91

Yasuhiko Takushi, 91, of Haiku, born on August 21, 1927, passed away on July 13, 2019 in Kahului. He served in the Army; raised pineapple; and after 25 years, retired from the State Department of Health, Vector Control Division in 1989. He is survived by daughter, Jill (Michael) Jamgochian; ...

Barbara Ruth Susan “Susie” Uwekoolani, 62

Barbara Ruth Susan “Susie” Uwekoolani, 62, of Kahului, passed away on July 22, 2019 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on October 10, 1956 in Victoria, B.C., Canada. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at Ballard Family Mortuary, memorial ...

Seth Jonathan Cyr, 29

With deepest sorrow, we announce that Seth Jonathan Cyr (Sethyboy), age 29 our beloved son, brother, family member and friend passed suddenly on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the hospital and went to be with our Lord Jesus. Seth will always be remembered for his gentle spirit, big heart, and ...

Gerard Leslie DeRego, 85

Gerard Leslie DeRego, 85 of Kahului, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. He was born in Wailuku, Maui on November 20, 1933, to the late Frank DeRego & Caroline Rickard. For many years, he was a Manager at United Auto Parts and has served our country in the U.S. Army. ...