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Obituaries

Edward “JIG” William Maielua, 68

Edward “JIG” William Maielua, 68 of Lahaina, passed away on October 12, 2019. The youngest of 15 children, “Jig” was born to Solomon & Tsuruyo Maielua on July 4, 1951. He is survived by his children, Paul-Keola (Desiree Sumajit) Maielua, Jasmine (Justin) Kekiwi, Kainoa (Leila) ...

Michael Mitsuo Nashiwa, 75

Michael Mitsuo Nashiwa, 75 of Wailuku, Maui passed away on August 30, 2019 at his residence under Hospice Care. He was born on February 8, 1944 in Wailuku to Richard and Lorraine Nashiwa. Private family services were held. Michael is survived by his wife, Audrey Nashiwa; children, Scott ...

Catherine N. Nishihira, 73

Catherine N. Nishihira, a cancer survivior of 25 plus years, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2019 with loving family by her side. Services honoring Catherine Nishihira will be held on November 2nd, 2019, at Wahikuli Beach Park at 8:00 am. Catherine was born on July 13, 1946 to Mr. ...

Hisako Shishido Sano, 100

Hisako Shishido Sano was born on January 7, 1919 in Paia, Maui and passed on October 13, 2019 at Hale Makua Kahului. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all people she met. Her life was full of activities in her beloved church and community. She is survived ...

Lewellyn “Kalani” K. Waikiki, 60

Lewellyn "Kalani" K. Waikiki, 60 of Makawao, Maui passed away on October 5, 2019 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born to Nelson and Matilda Waikiki Sr. on October 4, 1959. He worked for Walker Industries as a Heavy Equipment Operator for 23 years till he retired. Visitation will be ...

Mildred Wakakuwa, 93

Mildred Wakakuwa, 93 of Kahului, Maui, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2019. She was born in Puunene, Maui.  She is predeceased by her husband Tadao Wakakuwa. She is survived by her brother Tomio (Marlene) Sato; daughter Lori Lynn; son Vance (Kari-Lynn) Wakakuwa and grandchildren, ...

Troy Joseph Kalikiano Abordo-Lecker, 34 

Troy Joseph Kalikiano Abordo-Lecker of Hana passed away on September 7th, 2019 at his family home surrounded by love. He was born on January 27th, 1985 in Hana, Maui. Kaliki had a strong passion for God, Family, and Music. He had the ability to effortlessly string together words, in an ...

Setsuko Hironaka Asato, 91

Setsuko Hironaka Asato, 91 of Pukalani, passed away on September 17, 2019 at Islands Hospice in Kahului. She was born in Haiku on August 3, 1928. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday October 26, 2019, at Makawao Hongwanji Mission, service over urn will begin at 11 a.m. Setsuko was ...

Masami Imada, 92

Masami Imada, 92 of Kahului, Maui passed away on September 16, 2019 at Hale Makua Kahului. She was born on January 3, 1927 in Puunene, Maui to Takusuke and Masue Shiraki. She retired as an RN for Kaiser Permanente. Service to be performed by Rev. Dr. Kimberly Fong from Pookela Church at ...

Gerald Shim, 71

Gerald Shim, 71, of Lahaina, passed away on October 6, 2019 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on May 9, 1948 in Honolulu to the late Henry Hen Lee and Mary Haili and raised in Lahaina. Gerald, who retired from Construction, loved the Lord first and shared God’s word with others. ...

John S. (J.) Terada Jr., 58

John S. (J.) Terada Jr. 58 of Makawao Maui, passed away September 21, 2019 at Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu Oahu, on May 9, 1961. He was employed at Pukalani Country Club. Services will be 11/3/19 at Kahului Seventh-Day Adventist Church, visitations at 9, service at 11am. ...

James Yip Chow Jr., 64

James Yip Chow Jr., 64 of Makawao, passed away on October 13, 2019 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on August 8, 1955 in Wailuku. James is survived by his best friend, Carmelita Cravalho; son, Richard (Helene) Cravalho; daughters, Denise (Preston) Conner, Jaimie (Keoni) Dukelow, ...

Lyric Nathaniel Ka’eo Galam Ching, 3

Lyric Nathaniel Ka’eo Galam Ching, 3 of Lahaina, passed away on October 4, 2019 at Kapi’olani Medical Center on Oahu. He was born on August 20, 2016 in Honolulu. Lyric Nathaniel is survived by his parents, Patrick Ching and Abigail Galam; grandparents, Julian and Ernaline Galam; great ...

Mary “Molly” Elizabeth Fisher, 82

Mary “Molly” Elizabeth Fisher, 82 of Haiku, peacefully passed away on Friday, September 27th, 2019. She was born in Columbus, Ohio on June 19th, 1937. Although she is no longer here, she will continue to live in the hearts of her son, Ian Fisher; grandson, Makai Fisher and many ...

Lolita Morondos Grimes, 62

Lolita Morondos Grimes, 62, of Wailuku, passed peacefully at home with her loving family by her side. A Celebration of Life will be held at Hale Nanea on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lita was born on January 9, 1957 in Wailuku, Maui. She worked as a house cleaner ...

Donald Frank Miller, 73

Donald Frank Miller, 73 of Kihei, passed away on October 5, 2019 at his residence. He was born on September 1, 1946 in Tennessee. Donald was a real estate broker. He is survived by his wife, Regina Miller; son, Donnie Miller; grandson, Nicholas Miller; great-granddaughter, Okcana Miller; ...

Walter Paul Vierra, 52

Walter was born on Maui, February 26, 1967 to Gertrude (Chung) and Anthony Vierra. The youngest of seven children, he attended Lahainaluna High School, received his undergraduate degree in accounting & finance from the University of Oregon in 1989, and his law degree from the University of ...

Margaret Michiyo Yamamura, 98

Margaret Michiyo Yamamura, 98, of Kahului, Maui died on September 12, 2019 in Kahului. She was born in Puuloa, Oahu. Survived by sons Noel, Francis and Patrick; daughters Florence Yoshikane and Joan Fuhrman; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren ; 2 great-great-grandchildren. ...

Dennis A. Mateo Sr., 68

There was a missing survivor in the obituary that ran on Saturday, October 5, 2019. He is survived by his wife Clarissa Mateo; son, Dennis “Kaneala” Mateo Jr. (Sarita); daughters Heidi Tomas (Reynaldo), Noralyn Koahou (Gary), and Tiara Mateo; sisters, Norma Leite (Fred), Janet Fernandez ...

Richard Michael Edison, 68

Richard Michael Edison, 68, of Lahaina, passed away at his residence on July 22, 2019. He was born December 7, 1950 in San Francisco, California. Richard came to Hawaii in 1973. He loved farming, music, cooking, and was an avid 49er football fan. His relaxed nature made it easy to be ...