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Obituaries

Monte Joe Griffin, 73

Monte Joe Griffin of Kihei, HI, age 73, passed peacefully at his home on December 9, 2019. Monte was born in Albany, Oregon on March 1, 1946, then graduated from Albany Union High School in 1964. Later attending LBCC, graduating with an Associate Degree in Finance. Husband to Lenna (Hamblin) ...

Toyoko Jean Miyahira, 91

Toyoko Jean Miyahira, 91 of Paia, died peacefully in Kahului at Roselani Place on November 19, 2019. She was born February 17, 1928 in Paia to the late Seizo and Aiko (Maeda) Miyahira. Toyoko Jean was the last of her generartion. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Morio, Betty ...

Shigeto Sugi, 81

Shigeto Sugi, 81 of Kahului, Maui passed away at his residence on November 22, 2019. He was born on December 19, 1937 in Wailuku, Maui. Private service was held at Maui Memorial Park. He was a Printer for ACE printing. Shigeto is predeceased by his brother, Naoto Yamaoka; survived by ...

Emiliana Valdez Garcia, 97

Emiliana Valdez Garcia, 97, of Paia, passed away on December 17, 2019 at her residence. She was born on October 4, 1922 in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Visitation 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, December 27, 2019 at Holy Rosary Church, Paia, Mass 11 a.m., and burial 12:30 p.m. at Valley ...

Diane Sachi Hanada, 64

Diane Sachi Hanada, 64, passed away peacefully in Kahului, Maui on December 5, 2019 with her family and her caregiver at her side. She was born in Wailuku, Maui on May 28, 1955 to Katsumi and Fumie Hanada. Diane is survived by her mother Fumie, sisters Gail (Danny) Kawahara, Wendy (George) ...

Kengo Kato, 97

Kengo Kato, 97, of Kahului, Maui, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2019, with loving family by his side. Services honoring Mr. Kato will be held on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Wailuku Hongwanji, with visitation at 10:00am, and service at 11:00am. Kengo was born on August 10, 1922 ...

Morgan A’ulike Montgomery Sr. 41

Morgan A’ulike Montgomery Sr. 41, was called to heaven on November 27, 2019. Morgan was born January 1, 1978 in Wailuku, Maui. Morgan worked in the hotel industry, roofing, sales, and private homes maintenance. He enjoyed football as he played semipro for Kīhei Heat and coached for Lahaina ...

Lillian Yuriko Murakami

Lillian Yuriko Murakami died on August 30, 2019 at home under the care of Hospice Maui. She was predeceased by her husband, Yoshio Murakami. She is survived by her children Keith (Marilyn) Murakami, Alan Murakami, Norene (Michael) Shim and Gail Murakami. She is also survived by sister, ...

Midori T. Orikasa, 97

Midori T. Orikasa, 97 of Kahului, Maui passed away peacefully on November 30, 2019 under the care of Hospice Maui. She was born on September 14, 1922 in Stockton, CA. She is predeceased by her husband Iwao Orikasa. She is survived by sons Edwin (Diane) Orikasa and Lester (JoAnn) Orikasa; ...

Gabriel Ramirez-Olea, 56

Gabriel Ramirez-Olea, 56, of Lahaina, passed away on December 2, 2019 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on March 24, 1963 in Mexico City. Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 29, 2019, at Ballard Family Mortuary, service will begin at 11:30 a.m., cremation will ...

Masuye Shigematsu Hew, 94

Masuye Shigematsu Hew, 94, of Kahului, Maui, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2019, at Roselani Place. Services honoring Ms. Hew were held privately by family. Masuye was born on August 22, 1925 to Mr. Kikutaro and Mrs. Shizu Miyamoto in Honolulu, HI. She and her husband Patrick ...

Eugene L. Kuszajewski, 82

Eugene L. Kuszajewski passed in peace in Wailuku, Hawaii, under hospice care on Nov. 24, 2019 at the age of 82. He was born Dec. 26, 1936 in Detroit, MI, resided in Alpena, MI for over 50 years. He moved to Maui, Hawaii after retirement and has lived there for the past 15 years. He served ...

Helen Louise Morreira, 89

Helen Louise Morreira, 89, of Makawao, Maui passed away on December 10, 2019 under the care of Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui on November 10, 1930 to the late David and Nina Cordeiro. Helen will be remembered in the hearts of her loving husband George G. Morreira ...

Joan Antonia Pacheco, 87

Joan Antonia Pacheco, 87, of Kahului passed away peacefully at home on December 5, 2019. She was born on May 30, 1932 in Kaheka, Maui to the late Carlos and Sebastiana Melendez. She is predeceased by her husband, Henry T. Pacheco and 14 brothers and sisters. Joan was a faithful member of ...

Anna Carol T. Seki, 84

Anna Carol T. Seki, 84, of Kahului, passed peacefully at the Hospice Maui Hale on November 25, 2019. She was born on November 18,1935, in Puunene. Private family services were held. The family requests in lieu of flowers and koden, donations may be made in her memory to Hospice Maui, 400 ...

Melvin David Cummings, 80

Melvin David Cummings, 80 of Kaua’i, peacefully passed away on Sunday, October 27th, 2019. He was born in Maui on April 27th, 1939 to the late Thomas and Louisa Cummings. Although he is no longer here, he will continue to live in the hearts of his children, Kimberly Cummings Dupree, Ingrid ...

Bernice Kuemanu Higa-Wirtl, 81

Bernice Kuemanu Higa-Wirtl, 81, of Wailuku, Maui passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family and Hospice Maui on November 05, 2019. She was born to William Ulumaheihei Purdy and Ella Haiaulu Kapaku on September 24, 1938. Visitation will be held at Ka'ahumanu Church on Saturday, ...

Curtis Rudolph Jarnesky, 67

Curtis Rudolph Jarnesky, 67, of Wailuku, Maui passed away on November 19, 2019 under the care of Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui on August 19, 1952 to the late John G. Jarnesky and Ann Jarnesky Garcia. Although he is no longer with us, he will be remembered in the ...

Mary Kalehuawehe, 72

Mary Kalehuawehe, 72 of Wailuku, Maui passed away on October 20, 2019 under the care of Hale Makua in Kahului. She was born on November 22, 1946 in Hana, Maui. She is survived by her caregiver and niece, Mahealani Kupau of Wailuku; sisters, Theresa (Hanky) Eharis, Cecelia Kupau, Valorey ...

Harry Hajime Miyamoto, 73

Harry Hajime Miyamoto, 73, of Kahului, Maui, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2019 with loving family by his side. Services honoring Mr. Miyamoto will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at MOA True Health Center, 164 Kamehameha Avenue, Kahului, HI 96732, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. At ...