Obituaries

Yoshiko Judy Napihaa, 95

Yoshiko Judy Napihaa, 95, of Wailuku passed away on May 27, 2019. Yoshiko was born on September 15, 1923 to Taro and Ushi Higa. She was also pre-deceased by her husband, Felix Napihaa, who passed in 1996. Mr. Napihaa’s name was omitted in error in the obituary that ran on Sunday, June 9, ...

Patricia “Patty” Enriquez, 80         

Patricia “Patty” Enriquez, 80 of Wailuku, Maui passed away peacefully at home on May 7th, 2019. She was born on December 9th, 1938 in Puna, Hawaii to the late Santiago Garcia Antida and Otomo Pililani Kobayashi, owners of Ola’a Sugar Company who were known for their sugar cane, papaya and ...

Irene Hideko Machida, 78

Irene Hideko Machida, 78, of Kahului, Maui, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2019 at Hospice Maui Services honoring Mrs. Irene Machida will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Nakamura Mortuary, with visitation at 9:00am followed by service at 9:50am. Irene is pre-deceased by her ...

Yoshiko Judy Napihaa, 95

Yoshiko Judy Napihaa, 95, of Wailuku passed away on May 27, 2019. Yoshiko was born on September 15, 1923 to Taro and Ushi Higa. She was a cook at Tasty Crust before retiring. She is pre-deceased by brothers, Takeo, Hideyasu, Susei Higa and sister Fumiko Miyahira. She leaves behind to ...

Mary Lou Schenk, 92 

Mary Lou Schenk, 92, of Wailuku, Maui passed away at her home on June 4th, 2019 under Hospice Care and was surrounded by her family. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 4th, 1926. She was a kind and loving mother and a lifelong member of St. Anthony Church in Wailuku. Mary Lou and ...

Frank Beecher Wooding III, 77         

Beecher died June 1, 2019, while windsurfing at Kanaha Beach Park on Maui. Beecher was born in September 1941 in Meriden CT to Frank and Ella Wooding. He earned a BA in Geology at Harvard, graduating in 1965. He worked for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts for 40 ...

Pearl Lorraine Blair, 94        

Pearl Lorraine Blair was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Kim Len and Harriet Loy Kyau Yap on November 25, 1924. She enjoyed a full and wonderful life and went home to be with God on April 27, 2019 at the age of 94. She attended Maryknoll Elementary School and University Lab School, graduating ...

Bessie Kalua Pauole DeMello, 92

Bessie Kalua Pauole DeMello was born Jan 17, 1927 on Hoolehua, Molokai and went home so peacefully to Jesus on May 11, 2019 at the age of 92. Her Celebration of Aloha will be held on Saturday June 8, 2019 at Kings Cathedral in Kahului at 9 am. She is survived by her sister Violet ...

Caroline Munar Espirito, 76

Caroline “Kalena” Munar Espirito passed peacefully at Hale Makua Kahului on May 14, 2019. She was born on January 15, 1943 and raised in Paia. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and the owner and operator of Caroline’s Tax in 1980-2000. She is survived by her daughter ...

Sue Tsubaki, 89

Sue Tsubaki, 89, of Kahului, passed away on May 7, 2019. She is survived by her sons Aaron (deceased) and Dale and their families. Sisters, Amy Yafuso and Patricia (Raymond) Ohara, sisters-in-law, Thelma Mukaisu, Elizabeth Mukaisu and numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by ...

Enos Viveiros, 86

Enos Viveiros, 86, of Wailuku, Maui, passed away on May 13, 2019 at Hale Makua Kahului. He was born on November 28, 1932 on Maui. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at St. Anthony Church; mass will begin at 10:00 a.m.; burial will follow, 1:00 ...

William “Willie” Kennison, 73

William “Willie” Kennison, 73, of Waihee, Maui passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family on May 21, 2019. Willie was born on February 25, 1946 in Wailuku, Maui and was the oldest of five children. As a young man, Willie served in the Army National Guard and was stationed at ...

Nancy Bulosan-Marvin, 58

Nancy was born November 21, 1960 in Wailuku, Maui. She passed away on May 6, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was the youngest of six children. Services will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 5:00 –9:00 p.m. at Nakamura Mortuary in Wailuku, with a brief prayer ...

Jane Noriko Agawa, 78,

Jane Noriko Agawa, 78, of Lahaina passed away peacefully at her home on Friday May 17, 2019. She was born on April 7 1941 to Masaru and Hinayo Okamura.  She is predeceased by her husband, Alvin and is survived by her sons Kyle and Shayne (Mariben) and grandchildren Bronson & Alia. Jane ...

Katherine M. Abreu, 84

Katherine M. Abreu, 84 of Makawao was called home to heaven on May 1, 2019. Born to Antone P. Martins and Virginia P. Jacintho on May 3, 1934 in Puunene, Maui. Katherine is predeceased by her husband Nelson A. Abreu. She survived by her daughters, Jocelyn (Gerald) Perreira and Janice Eisler; ...

Rida Paz Baria, 72,

Rida Paz Baria, 72, passed away peacefully on Mother's Day, May 12th with her daughter at her side in Reno, NV. She was born, Caridad Pacis Paz, on July 30th, 1946 in Bantay, Ilocos Sur Philippines. She immigrated from the Philippines to Hawaii in the 70s after leaving her government work in ...

Ruth Hanlon Capilla, 70

Ruth Hanlon Capilla, 70, of Kahului passed away peacefully at her residence on May 22nd, 2019. She was born on June 1st, 1948 in Memmingen, Germany. Ruth worked as the Director of Finance for the Hyatt Hotels for 42 years. She is survived by her loving Son; Glenn Hanlon. Condolences, ...

Rulina Lynn Gutierrez, 66

Rulina Lynn Gutierrez, 66 years young, passed away May 5, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in El Paso, Texas on February 9, 1953. She is survived by her mother and step father, Carolyn and Art Medina; sister, Rosalinda Furze; brother, Rudy Gutierrez; sons, Valentino ...

Erwin “Bolly” Mark Helekahi, 64

Erwin Mark Helekahi was born on July 19th, 1954. He passed away on May 10th, 2019 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. Erwin was born and raised in Hana, Maui and graduated from Lahainaluna High School as a State Champion Wrestler. He served 4 years with the United States Air Force where he was ...

Gabriel A. Pascua 41,

Gabriel Alika Pascua, 41 of Haiku, Maui, had passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019. He was born on January 12, 1978 to Deborah A. Francis and David J. Pascua. Although he is no longer here, he will continue to live in the hearts of his brothers, Kapena (Maui Akahi) Pascua, Zachary Pascua; ...