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Obituaries

Amelia Kurahara, 94

Amelia Kurahara, 94, of Kahului, Maui passed away on May 15, 2020 while under the loving care of Islands Hospice Maui. She was born to Katsumi and Kimiyo Katsutani on February 16, 1926 in Wailuku, Maui. She retired from the Department of Education as a Cafeteria Cook at Haiku Elementary School. ...

Robin Denise Ray, 56 “Rockin’ Robin”

Robin Denise Ray, 56, of Kihei, Maui, passed away on May 21, 2020, at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on March 2, 1964, in Virginia to Barbara and Edward Ray. Robin “Rockin’ Robin” as known by many, loved her dogs, enjoyed dancing and going to concerts – just full of life. ...

Winona Alo Tomoso, 93

Winona Alo Tomoso, 93, of Kahului passed away peacefully on May 27, 2020 under the care of Islands Hospice. She was born on October 7, 1926 in Wailuku. Winona is survived by her children, John A.H (Susan) Tomoso, Michael W.M. Tomoso, Celia Puaala (Keith) Moniz, Andrew “Analu” W. Tomoso; ...

Lin C. Watanabe

Lin C. Watanabe, age 58, of Kahului, Maui, Hawaii passed away on May 22, 2020. She worked at Foodland Kihei and was a licensed seafood distributor. Founder of Watanabe Taiko, she was passionate about sharing taiko music and the obon tradition. Lin is survived by her parents, Albert and Amy ...

Fredrick Bacolini

The Bacolini Ohana is saddened to announce the passing of, Fredrick James Bacolini, 77, of Napili, Maui. He passed away on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020. Fredrick was born on January 17th, 1943, in San Francisco, California. He was a retired Vietnam Veteran. Private services were held by the ...

Emily Katherine Ululani Ah Siu Kaniho, 85

Emily Katherine Ululani Ah Siu Kaniho, 85, of Lahaina, Maui, died peacefully at home on April 15, 2020, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born on May 23, 1934, in Lahaina, Maui, to the late Sweeney and Carol Ah Siu. She is survived by her daughters, Ginger (the late Peter) ...

Joyce I. Kimura, 92

Joyce I. Kimura, age 92, of Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii passed away peacefully on May 2, 2020. She was a retired nurse from Maui Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed her work and after retiring from the hospital, she volunteered there for many years. She also enjoyed volunteering at St. Anthony Church. She ...

Jose Villaruz Quicho, 80

Jose Villaruz Quiocho, 80, of Kahului, Maui passed away on May 14, 2020 in Wailuku. He was born on May 27, 1939 in the Philippines. Jose is survived by his sons, Jose (Grace) Quiocho Jr., Armando (Eva) Quiocho, Philip (Lisa) Quiocho, Jovito (Maria) Quiocho; siblings, Citas (Eddie) Balagtas, ...

Richard Wilhelm, 90

Richard Wilhelm, 90, passed away peacefully and went to heaven on May 14, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife Mitzi Wilhelm (predeceased), daughters; Lori and Teri (Andrew), son Keoni (Christian) and grandson Kupono. The family is respectfully requesting privacy at this time. ...

James Sunao Higuchi, 93

James Sunao Higuchi; May 3, 1926 - May 2, 2020. James Higuchi died one day before his 94th birthday. He died at home in Lahaina with his family. His family had his final viewing at Nakamura Mortuary on May 11th. He will be cremated and kept at home until this covid-19 pandemic is under ...

Edwin Makoto Miyabara, 74

Edwin Makoto Miyabara, 74 of Lahaina, Maui passed away on April 24, 2020 at Hospice Maui Hale. He was born to in Lahaina, Maui. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Nakamura Mortuary is assisting in arrangements. Edwin retired from the Sate Department of Health as a ...

Donald Y. Yamasaki, 75

Donald Yoshio Yamasaki, 75, of Kahului, Maui passed away on May 5, 2020 at his residence under the care of his loving family and Islands Hospice Maui. He was born to Masamitsu and Edith Yamasaki on June 22, 1944 in Puunene, Maui. Donald is survived by his loving wife, Shirleyan; his four ...

Junko J. Masuda, 91

Junko J. Masuda, 91, of Kahului, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2020, at her residence under the care of her loving family and Hospice Maui. Junko was born on April 17, 1929, in Paia, Maui. Private family services will be held. Nakamura Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements. ...

Zita Mendoza Morales, 46

Zita Mendoza Morales, 46, of Kahului, Maui, passed away on April 29, 2020, at her home under the care of Hospice Maui, with her loving family at her side. She was born on August 19, 1973, in Asan Norte Sison Pangasinan, Philippines. Zita attended the University of Pagasinan in Dagupan City, ...

Keli‘i Peters Vannatta, 74

Keli‘i Peters Vannata-8/23/1945 to 4/8/2020. Beloved husband, father, papa, brother & friend, completed his mission given to him by Jesus on 4/8/2020 and safely went home to heaven. A celebration of his achievement and new mission journey will be held at a later date due to the Corona ...

Robert Kia, 72

This obituary ran in The Maui News on Saturday/Sunday May 2-3 issue, with an error on the date of birth. He was born on March 6, 1948 in Honolulu, Hawaii to his predeceased parents Robert and Charlotte Kia. Online condolences: www.nakamuramortuary.com

Joseph Francis McCann, 58

This obituary ran in The Maui News on Saturday/Sunday May 2-3 issue with the wrong date of passing. Joseph Francis McCann, age 58 of Maui, Hawaii passed away on Saturday, April 4th, 2020. Online condolences can be made at: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com

Sachiko Higa, 99

Sachiko Higa, 99, of Pukalani, Maui passed away at Kula Hospital, April 16, 2020, where she resided from May 1, 2011. She was born on May 1, 1920, in Paia, Maui, to the late Seichi and Sayo Higa. After her family moved back to Okinawa, at the age of 5, she lived with hanai parents, the late ...

Joseph Francis McCann, 58

Joseph Francis McCann, age 58 of Maui, Hawaii passed away on Sunday, April 5th, 2020. Joe was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 26, 1961 and was the son of Shirley (Newton) Cutler. Joe lived a life of adventure and always had a smile on his face, no matter how difficult his ...

John Schneider, 72

This obituary ran in The Maui News on Saturday, April 25, 2020 missing the survivors. He is survived by his wife Penny (Walker) and sister Nancy (Dusty) Tyler. Online condolences: www.nakamuramortuary.com