Obituaries

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; ...

Alice Ragasa, 85

Alice Ragasa, 85, of Kahului, passed away May 8, 2019 in Las Vegas. Services will be held at Christ the King Church on May 28th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm with Mass at 7:00 pm. She is survived by her Grandson Stacey (Jena) Ragasa; her Great Granddaughters Ka-Sandra (Duke) Ragasa and Jer-Zee ...

William “Papa Willy” Acain, 80

William “Papa Willy” Acain, 80, of Pukalani passed away peacefully under the care of Islands Hospice at his home surrounded by his loving family on May 13, 2019. He was born on July 11, 1938 in Paia, Maui and was the 7th out of 13 children; seven boys and six girls. At an early age he ...

Gail Yeager, 83

Gail Yeager, a longtime resident of Maui (Kihei and Makawao), born October 22, 1935, in the Bronx, New York passed away unexpectedly at 1:35 pm Tuesday, May 14th.  She is survived by her life partner, James Awai, Sisters: Loretta Bacon and Sherry Williams, Daughters: Jacqueline Cullati, ...

Florence Yuriko Yasui, 99

Florence Yuriko Yasui, 99, of Kahului, Maui, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2019 with loving family by her side. Services honoring Ms. Yasui will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Kahului Hongwanji, with visitation at 4:00pm and service at 5:00pm. Florence was born on December 1, ...