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Obituaries

Toshio Nishioka, 92

Toshio Nishioka of Honolulu passed away on March 3, 2021 in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku, Maui and was a retired State of Hawaii Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator. Toshio is survived by wife Florence; son Lance and daughter LuAnn (Ryan) Takamori; 3 grandchildren and sister Mildred ...

Ellen Tomiko Tamanaha, 98

Ellen Tamanaha of Wailuku Maui passed away on February 25, 2021 at home with her family by her side. She was born in Puunene, Maui and later became a seamstress who worked from home. She is survived by her two sons, Dwight and Dennis Tamanaha; as well as her brothers and sisters, Hatsuko ...

Brian James Frias, 52

Brian James Frias of Makawao, Maui, Hawaii passed away on February 7, 2021 in his home. He was born on April 16, 1968. Brian is pre-deceased by his father, Alva Frias, Jr. and brother, Keith Frias. He is survived his mother, Kathryn Frias; sons, Jason Frias, Shawn Frias, and Casey Frias; ...

Kelly Elizabeth Planesi Cardenas, 47

Kelly Elizabeth Planesi Cardenas was born on Wednesday, February 6th 1974. She was born and raised on Maui, Hawaii. She passed away on Sunday March 7th 2021. Daughter of Barbara and Manuel Planesi (Deceased), the baby doll of her three siblings Derwin Planesi, Sonia (Robert) Cabacungan, ...

Esther E. Rivera, 89

Esther E. Rivera of Makawao, Maui went home to be with our Lord on February 18, 2021. She was born in Kaheka, Maui on June 5, 1931. Esther worked in the Libby’s Pineapple Cannery, Gate 21, and several other flower farms before retiring. She is preceded in death by her first hus-band ...

Mildred Sakamoto, 96

Mildred Sakamoto of Kahului, Maui passed away on February 17, 2021. She was born in Wailuku, Maui on May 13, 1924. Mildred worked in the Department of Education as a teacher and retired from Wailuku Elementary School. She is preceded in death by her husband, Yoshimi and is survived by her ...