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Big Island Obituary Notices: Through Aug. 13, 2016

August 14, 2016, 7:45 AM HST
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1Max Johnson
Max “Red” Eugene Johnson
March 16, 1938 – June 18, 2016

Max “Red” Eugene Johnson, 78, of Kailua Kona, Hawaii, was born in Ventura, California on March 16, 1938, and passed away on June 18, 2016. Max worked as a realtor and a real estate developer. He was the lead base singer for the Kona Festivale Chorale for many years. Singing enjoying is time with his wife and family was his passion.

He is survived by wife, Linda Johnson; son’s Steve & (Kristina) Johnson of Los Altos Hills, and his granddaughters Sophia and Ka-Lani Johnson in California; Pete & (Kelly) and granddaughter Alexis and grandson Aron Johnson of Gig Harbor, Washington; California; Jeff & (Selene) Larson (add grandkids) of Everett, Washington; daughters JoLynn & (Eric) and grandson Nick and granddaughter Jessie Barbao of Rancho Santa Marquarita, California; Jacque Larson and grandson Mike of Kirkland, Washington; Mike & (Melanie) Thomas of Redlands, California; Sharon Berteroulcci and grandson Anthony and granddaughter Annie of Redwood, City, California; sister Norma (Bill) Swanson of Yuma, Arizona; and our 13 grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10:00 am at Mokuaikaua Church in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Refreshments to follow.

Rita J. Lalim

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Rita J. Lalim, 69 of Kahului, passed away on July 31, 2016 at her residence under the care of Hospice Maui. She was born on April 20, 1947 in Ho’olehua, Molokai.

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Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Ballard Family Mortuary in Kahului, services will begin at 11 a.m. Family requests casual attire.Rita retired from First Hawaiian Bank in Kahului where she worked as a Customer Service Representative.

She is survived by her husband, Edward F. Lalim Sr.; sons, Edward F. Lalim Jr. “Peanut”, and Joseph Steven Kalani Lalim; sister, Ionia (Melvin) Spencer; close friend, Nicole Moana-Marie Mendes; and family pet, “Snoopy” Lalim.

Kenneth Walter Kirchmeyer

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Kenneth Walter Kirchmeyer, 89, of Kula, passed away on August 4, 2016 at Hale Makua Kahului. He was born on August 10, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois.Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 2016 at Maui Veteran’s Cemetery, Aloha Attire Requested, burial will follow.

Ken, a Veteran of the US Navy, served active duty in WWII. He was the principle for KANPAK Ltd. & Kirchmeyer Development Corp.

He is survived by his daughters, Kim Alene (Robert) Fuller, Marjorie Alice Kirchmeyer, Dawn Renee Mallory, and Robin (Anthony) Ventura; 9 grandchildren, Kristine Leone Kirchmeyer, Margaret Mary Kirchmeyer, Allyson Marie Taylor, Peter Charles Kirchmeyer, James Kenneth Kirchmeyer, Danielle Mellisa Fuller, Christopher Robert Fuller, Dennis A. Ventura, and Brian K. Ventura; and 9 great-grandchildren: Sarah Anne Kirchmeyer, Kristopher Alan Kirchmeyer, Nathan Allen Taylor, Abigail Analise Taylor, David Glen Taylor, Nash Alexandra Ventura, Thor Anthony Ventura, Mackenzie Elizabeth Ventura, Ivan Keola Ventura.

Kenneth was predeceased by his son, Glen Allen Kirchmeyer.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Feed My Sheep, PO Box 847, Pu’unene, HI 96784.

Yachiyo Tanaka FujishiroMary Yachiyo Tanaka Fujishiro

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Ballard Family Mortuary in Kahului at 4pm with service at 5:30pm.Mary is survived by her husband, Paul K. Fujishiro; son, Stanford (Lori) Fujishiro; daughters, Paula (Alan) Kobayashi, Lisa (Bruce Dang) Dang-Fujishiro, Luane (Robert) Higuchi, Liane (Kyle) Seto; brothers, Alan Tanaka, Edwin Tanaka; sisters, Rose Okayama, Edna Kaneshiro; grandchildren, Bradley Sakagawa, Taylor Dang, Erin Kobayashi, B.J. Fujishiro, Stan Fujishiro, Kamaile Fujishiro, Karissa Higuchi, Karra Higuchi, Ryan Seto, Brady Seto; and great grandchild, Kauila Sakagawa.

Rose Marie Freitas

Rose Marie Freitas, 74 of Makawao, Maui passed away on August 6, 2016 at her residence under the care of her loving family and Hospice Maui. She was born on April 15, 1942 in Lahaina, Maui.
She was a devoted Housewife and Mother but also worked for the Late Gay B Lloyd for many years as a Housekeeper, as well as part time Cafeteria Staff Member at Pukalani School.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Makawao; mass to begin at 10:00 a.m.; burial to follow in church cemetery.

Rose Marie is survived by her husband, Kenneth “Blackie” Freitas; daughters, Laura (Rowdy Fernandez) Freitas, Marlene (Billy) Carvalho; brothers, Alex (late Hazel) Vegas, Patrick (Sharon) Vegas; sisters, Bernice (late Pal) Perreira, Rita (Susan Kervick) Vegas; 9 grandchildren, Jo-Lynn (Kulua) Kaisa, Augustine (Adi) Hosino III, Jenna Rodrigues, Travis Rodrigues, Jennifer Carvalho, Brian (Anela Freitas) Carvalho, Cody (Maile Marciel) Carvalho, Taylor Carvalho, Bryce Carvalho; 8 great grandchildren; she is predeceased by brother, Joe Vegas.

Lucia Figueroa Salomon

Lucia Figueroa Salomon, 97, of Kahului, passed away on July 30, 2016, at her home under the care of Islands Hospice. She was born on December 19, 1918, on Kauai.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 19, 2016, at Norman’s Mortuary; service will begin at 11:00 a.m.; burial will follow, 12:30 p.m., at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery in Haiku.

Lucia is survived by her sons, Raymond Rivera Sr., Robert Rivera (deceased), Randy (Tina Wilson) Salomon, Anthony (Leona) Salomon; daughters, Ruby (William Borges) Morales, Beverly (Larry Singson Jr.) Salomon, Rosalinda (Sue Dorton) Salomon; sister, Jane Kintner of California; and a total of 115 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Helen Lin Heong Akiona NakaneluaHelen Lin Heong Akiona Nakanelua

Helen Lin Heong Akiona Nakanelua, 104, of Haiku, passed away on July 26, 2016, at Kula Hospital, Kula, Maui. She was born on September 17, 1911, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Helen was a retired & devoted Taro Farmer.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2016 at St. Anthony Church in Wailuku; mass will begin at 8 p.m. A 2nd day visitation will also be held from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Norman’s Mortuary; service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow, 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park in Wailuku. A luncheon will follow service at Norman’s Mortuary.

Pre-deceased by husband, Paul Nakanelua Sr.; son, Paul (Bobby) Nakanelua Jr., Hansel (Betty) Nakanelua and daughter Noe Lake; Parents, Hong Yong & Eunice Lilinoe Ching; Survived by daughters, Lauae (Helen) Nakanelua, Lynnette (Gene-deceased) Smith, Rachel (Myra) DeSilva- (Darrell-deceased). Helen also leaves numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren

Elias Corpuz Sr.Elias Corpuz Sr.

Elias D. Corpuz, Sr., 85, of Lahaina, Maui, passed away on August 5, 2016, at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on July 20, 1931, in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 15, 2016, at Norman’s Mortuary; service will begin at 11:00 a.m.; burial will follow, 2:00 p.m., at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery in Haiku.

Elias was a retired Luna at Pioneer Mill. He was a humble, hardworking man who enjoyed fishing, yardwork, and spending time with his family. Elias was predeceased by his wife, Getrodes P. Corpuz; survived by his sons, Roland Corpuz, Stevenson (Jan) Corpuz, Elias (Richlette) Corpuz, Jr.; daughters, Jennifer (Bart) Barangan, Teri P. (Skip Westcott) Corpuz; sisters, Petra Domingo, Eutropia Alipio, Sylvia Celeregia; 13 grandchildren, Jayson (Jennifer), Jonathan (Mary), Joanie (Jaysee), Sally (Corey), Michael, Janie, Jeffrey, Krystal, Isaiah, Noah, Kalani, Jonah, Micah; and 5 great grandchildren, Milo, Pike, Luella, Thea, Kaimana.

Roger Cannaoay RuizRoger Cannaoay Ruiz

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului.

Viewing & Memorial Service will be held from 9:00am to 12noon on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Wailuku.

Burial to follow at Valley Isle Memorial Park in Haiku.For many years, Roger was a dedicated and admirable employee of Los Posas Country Club. He was devoted to fishing, enjoyed cooking, traveling and golfing with friends. Roger was always there to help others out, and he loved spending time with family & friends and always making them laugh.He is preceded in death by his father, Constantino A. Ruiz, Sr. He is survived by his son, Isiah and life partner, Noreen; mother, Antonina; sisters Sylvia (Willie) Mina, Margie (Harold) Ruiz, Jennie Ruiz; brothers Rey Ruiz, Dante (Leslie) Ruiz of Las Vegas, Rodaree (Helen) Ruiz, Manny (Kristine) Ruiz, Constantino Ruiz, Jr., 22 nieces & nephews, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Melvin "Inong" Bautista SantosMelvin “Inong” Bautista Santos

Melvin “Inong” Bautista Santos, 24, of Kahului, passed away on July 25, 2016. He was born on September 30, 1991, in Pedro L. Quines, Tarlac, Philippines. Melvin had a passion for cooking and was a chef at the Wow Wee Maui’s Kava Bar and Grill in Kahului.Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. and on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., (service will begin at 11 a.m.) at Norman’s Mortuary. Burial to follow at the Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery in Haiku at 2 p.m.

He is survived by his girlfriend, Apple Grace Solis and was a loving father to their children, Jestin Bryce Solis Santos and Jacob Brysen Solis Santos (deceased). He is the son of Bonifacio & Levita Santos. Melvin is also survived by his brothers, Romnick (Abegail) Santos, Crispin (Sheena) Santos and sister, Irene Santos (Mark) Rinen. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com

Clifford Augustine PimentelClifford Augustine Pimentel

Clifford Augustine “Sabong” Pimentel, 82, of Haiku, passed away on July 25, 2016 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on May 23, 1934 in Puunene, Maui.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at Christ the King Church in Kahului, Mass will begin at 11:30 a.m. and burial will follow at Maui Veteran’s Cemetery at 1 p.m.

Clifford retired from Maui Land & Pineapple where he worked as a Mechanic and boiler man in the bi-product department.

His hobbies were, raising game birds, fishing, hunting, and raising his goats. He also enjoyed playing baseball.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Clarita Ebanez Pimentel; son, Baron M. Pimentel; daughter, Karen (Tony) Vierra; hanai son, Alvin Kalaau; sisters, Evelyn (John) Sardinha, and Harriet Pimentel; grandchildren, Craig, Kaysha, and Tytus Vierra; great-grandson, Matthew Pagan; numerous nieces and nephews; and his pet dog, Kileki.

Joseph Kinolau KaiwiJoseph Kinolau Kaiwi

Joseph “Kino” Kaiwi, 78, of Kula, Maui, devoted husband, father and papa was called home to heaven on July 13, 2016. Papa spent his last days at Kaiser Medical Center on Oahu, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 24, 1938 in Kipahulu, Hana, Maui.

In his younger years he was very active in tennis, both as a tennis player and coach. He also coached soccer for many years to Maui’s youth. After retiring as a Supervisor from Maui County Parks and Recreation department. He spent the better part of his retirement years watching sports as well as attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events.

He also enjoyed listening to Hawaiian music, working outdoors in his yard and making several yearly trips to Las Vegas and Reno. Upon his return from these trips we would ask “did you make a deposit or withdrawal “?

Joseph is survived by his wife (of 55 years) Jerry M. Kaiwi; daughters Hydelene (Forrest deceased) Batson, Cheryl (Edwin deceased) Padaken, Josephine (Vlad) Gabuat, Jeri-Jo (Maury) Sagawinit, Valerene (Clinton) Rilveria and only son, Joseph ( Kerilee Meyer) Kaiwi, Jr. Papa Kino leaves behind 14 grandchildren, Imaikalani Batson, Shaun Ryan Batson, Shaka Batson, Emmauel Batson, Cherisse “Rie” Padaken Souza, Leilani Kaiwi, Kahea Gabuat, Kehau Gabuat, Jasmyn “Keala” Kaiwi, Maury “Braddah” Jr., Kamryn “Tama” Sagawinit, Ariel “Anuhea” Rilveria, Clinton “CJ” Rilveria, Ki’iola “Kii” Rilveria, great grandchildren; Gracie Padaken Souza, Lacie Souza, Ahi Souza, Naia Souza, Kaimanu Souza, Mikahala Mokiao, Kahiniau Mokiao, Zadyn Sagawinit and Lai Kaiwi.

And, siblings Ida (Raymond deceased) Oliveira, Sophie (Glen) Castro and brother Adam “Jack” (Helene deceased) Kaiwi. Visitation will be held from 9:00am – 10:30am on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Ballard Family Mortuary in Kahului. Services honoring Joseph’s life will begin at 10:30am followed by the “Releasing of Doves”, a symbol of my parents 55 years of marriage on this earth, cremation will follow.

In his last few days he kept mentioning to my mom to go and get the laulau pot? When she asked him why he needed it? He said, to make laulau so that everybody can eat laulau when his gone.

Following the services our family would like all to join in a Hawaiian luau lunch at 1:30 pm. Of which all of Joseph’s favorite Hawaiian foods will be prepared in his honor (including his laulau). The family wishes to greatfully Thank Kaiser Permanente Maui, MEO Bus Transportation, Rainbow Dialysis, Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kaiser Home Health Services and Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center on Oahu.

Cards of condolences can be sent to: Kaiwi Ohana c/o Cheryl Padaken P.O. Box 1464 Kihei, Maui, HI 96753

Mitsuyuki NakaoMitsuyuki Nakao

Mitsuyuki Nakao, 85 of Kula, Maui passed away on July 24, 2016 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on December 1, 1930 in Hilo, Hawaii. He was a retired carpenter and farmer. Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Wailuku Shingon Mission; with service over urn to begin at 11:00 a.m.; burial to follow on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., located at Maui Veteran’s Cemetery in Makawao.

Mitsuyuki is predeceased by his wife, Margaret Nakao; brother, Kazuyuki Nakao; sister, Hatsue Haramoto; survived by daughter, Cheryle Ann (Carl) Puu; sons, Miguel (Medina) Nakao, Michael Nakao, Nathan (Annie) Nakao, Wesley Nakao; brothers, Nobuyuki Nakao, Toshiyuki Nakao, Dennis Nakao, Daniel Nakao; sister, Kikue Shigematsu; 7 grandchildren, Darrell Mitsuyuki Kawika (Amber) Puu, Michelle Mineko Leilani (Alan) Puu-Lozier, Leanne Bacay Nakao, Brian &Ryan Nakao, Noel & Miguel Nakao, Jr., 3 great grandchildren, Brice Hiranaka, David Makana o’ke Akua Puu and Scot Kawika Kim Puu-Lozier.

Kenneth Kalei "Superstar" HoopaiKenneth Kalei “Superstar” Hoopai

KENNETH KALEI “Superstar” HOOPAI SR. of Wailuku passed away peacefully at his home on July 27, 2016. He was born on July 21, 1942 in Hana Maui.He is survived by his Children, Nick (Cheryl) Hoopai, Steven (Noelani) Hoopai, David (Denise) Hoopai, Dayna Kaia, Beatrice (Norman) Hoopai, George Hoopai, Bruce (Kai) Hoopai, and Starlet Hoopai; Siblings: Catherine “Lina“ Tanoue, Virginia “Blondie“ Kuaana, Joseph Manaois Sr. (Maizie – Deceased), Solomon (Kathleen) Hoopai Jr., Melanie-Jean Hoopai, Louis “Anson“ (Jojo) Hoopai Sr., Lynette Malaikini, Barbara – Ann Benton, Robin (Harold) Sylva, Martha (Chuck) Mizner; 18 Grandchildren ;and 8 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Wife, Violet Luana Hoopai; Son, Kenneth Kalei Hoopai Jr.; Grandaughter, Diana Hoopai; Parents, Solomon and Beatrice Hoopai Sr.; and Sister Maizie Manaois.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016, at the Maui Tropical Plantation grass area from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The family requests casual attire. Flowers and/or Lei’s are welcome. No Wreaths. Family suggests to bring chairs and pop up tents. Live music will be provided.Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com

Kenneth Louis Bissen Sr.Albert-Dall Napahi Dizon

Albert-Dall Napahi Dizon, 66 of Lahaina, Maui passed away on July 12, 2016 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on December 11, 1949 in Lahaina, Maui.
He retired as a Cafeteria Helper for King Kamehameha III Elementary School.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 5, 2016 at Waiola Church in Lahaina from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with service to begin at 7:00 p.m.; burial to follow on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Kauaula Cemetery.

Albert-Dall is predeceased by his son, Albert Napahi Dizon III, and father, Albert Napahi Dizon; grandson, Kahu Kanawaliwali Dizon; survived by his wife, Yolanda Uilani Biga-Dizon; mother, Mama Anna Ka’ahanui Dizon; children, David Kahiwa (Samantha) Dizon, Kamuelaokalani Niihau (Leilani) Dizon, Kaitlyn Kaloke Costa-Dizon and Kristin Leihulu Costa-Dizon; grandchildren, Halemano Dizon, Kuluwaimakalani Dizon, Uilani Dizon, Kaleimoku Dizon, Kauaokalani Dizon; sisters, Elizabeth-Anne K. (Gary) Azbill, Paula-Frances K. (Shayne) Kahahane, Antoinette-Marie K. (Rose Agnes) Kailila’au-Dizon, Alicia-Jeanette K. (Alika) Kea, Barbara (Steven) Holt, Ellen (Henry) Kailila’au; brothers, Gregg-Emil N. (Kalia) Dizon, Cornel-Vance N. (Marlene) Dizon and Christopher Napahi Dizon.

Andrew R. Villanueva
June 28, 1936 – July 23, 2016

Andrew “Andy” R. Villanueva Sr., 80 of Kahului, Maui passed away on July 23, 2016 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on June 28, 1936 in Haiku, Maui.
He retired from being a Harvester Driver for Maui Land and Pineapple and later retired from Roberts Hawaii as a School Bus Driver. His greatest joy was spending time with his precious grandchildren Daniel, Kayla and Shayla and his passion for Fishing and Bowling with the Old Timers League.
A Celebration of Life will be held on August 14, 2016 from 1pm to 6pm at Paukukalo Hawaiian Homes Community Center (655 Kaumualii Dr., Wailuku).

Andrew survived by sons, Lester Macadangdang, Andrew (Lovey) Villanueva Jr.; daughters, Marina Wallace, Brandee Villanueva; brothers, Catalino (Sheila) Villanueva Jr., Roberto Villanueva, Alfredo Villanueva; sisters, Clara DeStefano, Juanita Kuini Hokoana, Catalina “Sasa” Ewaliko, Esmeralda “Kella” Tejeda-Figueroa; 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Jason H. MedeirosJason H. Medeiros

He retired from the Grand Wailea Resort as a waiter at the Humu Humu restaurant. Jason was also appointed Division Representative for the ILWU Local 142 on Maui. He also served on the Maui Liquor Adjudication Commission and the Maui Planning Commission and was an active member of the Democratic Party of Hawaii. Memorial services will be held at the Makawao Veteran’s Cemetery on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 1:00pm. Please come and join us in celebrating his life at the ILWU Hall located at 896 Lower Main Street in Wailuku on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 12 noon. Jason is survived by his son, Jason Junior (J-Boy); brothers, Ralph Medeiros and Raymond “Mondokane” Medeiros of Kihei, Wallace (Agi) Medeiros Jr. of Las Vegas; step father, Ronald Okuda; fiancé, Devi Maria Theresia, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends and his dog “Bali”. He is predeceased by his parents, Wallace Medeiros and Luciana Joan Medeiros Okuda.

Kenneth Louis Bissen Sr.Kenneth Louis Bissen Sr.

Kenneth Louis Bissen, Sr., 90 of Kihei, passed away on July 14, 2016 at his residence. He was born on October 18, 1925 in Puunene, Maui.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at Ballard Family Mortuary, service will begin at 7 p.m.

Visitation will continue at Christ the King Church on Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., mass will begin at 11:30 a.m. and burial will follow at 1 p.m. at the Maui Veteran’s Cemetery.

Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Maui.

Kenneth was a retired veteran of the U.S. Air Force and also served in civil service for the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Bissen; son, Deacon Kenneth (Charmaine) Bissen Jr.; daughter, Priscilla (Adrian) Hussey; brothers, Patrick (Monica) Bissen, Damien (Sally) Bissen, Leslie (Heidi-deceased) Bissen, and Robert (Juliette) Bissen; sister, Anita (William) Rodden; 5 grandchildren, Jason Kekoa Hussey, Lance Ka’apuni Hussey, Robynn Anelalani Hussey, Julia Bissen, and Lokahi Bissen; 3 great-grandchildren, Jordan Hussey, Taimani Hussey, and Alyssa-Jaye Hussey.

He was predeceased in death by his brother, William Bissen Jr.

The family would like to acknowledge Hospice Maui for their compassionate care of Kenneth.

Mark Dana CollinsMark Dana Collins
April 28, 1952 – July 14, 2016

Mark was a surfer in his younger years and a well known Boat Captain and Commercial Fisherman. Mark was very instrumental in the State of Hawaii Fish Aggregating Device System (FADS). A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to be announced. Mark is survived by his wife, Haunani Fredholm; daughter, Malia Ann (Kamu) Collins-Furhmann; son, Matthew Keola Collins; grandsons, Kanoa and Ola; granddaughter, ‘Ale’a; brothers, Michael (Alma) Collins and Timothy Collins.

Clarence "Junior" Alexander Kaopuuokalanikuuleialoha MortensenClarence “Junior” Alexander Kaopuuokalanikuuleialoha Mortensen

Clarence “Junior” Alexander Kaopuuokalanikuuleialoha Mortensen, 48 of Wailuku passed away at home on June 29th after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Honolulu and raised in Kailua, Oahu, before moving to Kailua Kona on the island of Hawaii where he lived and raised his family for many years. He moved to Wailuku, Maui shortly after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. He was told he had 6 months to live, but by God’s grace and blessing, he was given the chance to live another 3 years with us, not before losing his youngest brother Clay Mortensen just a month prior to his death. The family would like to acknowledge Hospice Maui for their compassionate care of

Please come and join us in celebrating his life at the Ohana Ranch in Kula at 2055 Naalae Road on Sunday July 31st @ 5:30pm, graciously hosted by good friend Toni Martin. For directions you may call Toni Martin at (298-5864) or his sisters, Connie (280-9313) or Carla (457-5968).

He is survived by his sisters Connie Mortensen (Peter Arciero) of Wailuku Maui and Carla Au Young (Joel Au Young) of Honolulu, Oahu; brothers John & Michael Knotts of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; daughters Tamara Mortensen & Tianna Delgado with former wife Wendy Vierra; 2 grandchildren Saphira and Fayde Delgado, all of Las Vegas, Nevada; his family which consists of many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and an abundance of hanai children and friends.

He will be missed tremendously and was the kindest person in the world. His famous quote was, “Has anyone told you I love you today? Well I love you”. We love you Junior, our brother, father, uncle, and friend. We will never forget you. You were the best thing in our lives, you will always be in our hearts! We know you’re at “Home” now, so a hui hou.

Joyce Masue Apana

Joyce Masue Kajiura Apana, 86, of Kahului, passed away on July 21, 2016 in Kahului. She was born on October 20, 1929 in Honolulu.
Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Ballard Family Mortuary, service will begin at 12 noon.

Family requests no flowers.

Inurnment will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 1, 2016 at Maui Veteran’s Cemetery.

Joyce retired from Maui Scrap Metal Company (Apana Junkyard).

She is survived by her sons, Roger, Edward, Neil (Betsy Nakamura), and Mark (Sheila); daughter, Norine (Floyd) Miyazono; sisters, Kikuyo (Joe) Higa, and Shizue Shimana; 9 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

John “Chico” Cruz
April 21, 1940 – July 19, 2016

John Cruz, known as “Chico”, 76, of Maui, died July 10, 2016.He was born to the late Louie and Mary Cruz in Oahu and grew up on Maui.He was self-employed.John is survived by Consuela Newton, daughter, and four grandchildren. He is also survived by Emily (Allen) Torres, sister; Eva Cruz, sister; Frank Cruz, brother, and Michael Cruz, brother.A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 9:30 am on Saturday August 13, 2016 at the Kahului Salvation Army, 45 Kamehameha Ave., Kahului, and to be followed by refreshments there. The family requests no flowers.Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Barbara White
April 4, 1939 – July 18, 2016

Barbara Joan White, 77, of Hilo, HI, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016, at home. Barbara was born on April 28, 1939, in Valley City, North Dakota. She retired as a Program Analytical Assistant. No services to be held. She is survived by her husband Donald Swanson of Hilo, HI; brother; James (Louvay) White of North Dakota; 3 nephews; Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo.

Donna Gail ShinDonna Gail Shin

Donna Gail Shin, 64, of Wailuku, Maui, passed away on July 7, 2016, at her home under the care of Islands Hospice. She was born on September 9, 1951, in Lanai City, Hawaii.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Norman’s Mortuary; service will begin at 11:00 a.m.; cremation will follow.

Donna formerly worked as a meat processor for Foodland – Kahului. She was predeceased by her son, Derwin Gabin, Jr.; brother, Clifford (Gail) Shin; her sister Cindy (Peter) Arruiza, mother Mary Kim Shin. She is survived by her daughters, Leimomi Shin, Charmaine Gabin; brothers, Clayton (Wanda) Shin, Bradford (Lisa) Shin; sister, Geraldine (John) Villegas, and her father Sam Shin.

The family would like to express gratitude for the support and care received from Islands Hospice during this difficult time.

Samson “Tyrone Alconcel” James

Samson “Tyrone Alconcel” James, 40, of Las Vegas, passed away on July 8, 2016, at St. Rose Dominican Hospital Siena Campus in Henderson, Nevada. He was born on April 1, 1976, in Wailuku, Maui.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2016, at Ballard Family Mortuary; service will begin at 11:00 a.m.; cremation will follow.

Samson “Tyrone” was a Security Guard at South Point Hotel and Casino. He was predeceased by his brother, Ely Alconcel. He is survived by his wife, Tammie “Joei” James; parents, Mason “Ely” Alconcel & Adrien “Noe” Alconcel; children, Levi James, Noah James, Erik James; and step children, Lucas Brown, Jacob Brown, Kyle Brown, Nicolas Brown and Joshua Brown.

Jose M. AgbayaniJose M. Agbayani

Jose M. Agbayani, 82 of Kahului, Maui passed away on July 1, 2016 at his residence. He was born on August 27, 1933 in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.
Jose retired from Maui Land and Pineapple as a Laboratory Technician.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 29, 2016 at Ballard Family Mortuary Kahului from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; with service to begin at 7:00 p.m.

Second day visitation will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Ballard Family Mortuary Kahului from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with prayer service to begin at 11:00 a.m.; burial to follow at Valley Isle Memorial Park in Haiku at 1:00 p.m.

Jose is survived by his wife, Cyrilla Agbayani; sons, Alberto (Minda) Agbayani, George (Jocelyn) Agbayani; Edgar (Anirose) Agbayani, Pablo (Cindy) Balboa, and Robert (Rose) Seatriz; son-in-law, William Pinckney; daughters, Remy (Pablo) Collado, Ginalyn (Benjie) Yadao, and Julia (Jacob) Apolo; brothers, Mariano (Fidela) Agbayani, Aurelio (Justina) Agbayani, and Victor (Aurelia) Agbayani; sister, Rosalina Enrique; sister-in-law, Margarita Agbayani; 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

He is predeceased by his daughter, Sally Pinckney; brother, Severo Agbayani; sister, Floresfina (Eugenio) Enrade; and brother-in-law, Sotero Enrique.

Clara Leonida DomingoClara Leonida Domingo

Clara Leonida Domingo, 77, of Kahului, passed away on July 8, 2016 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines on January 30, 1939.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Ballard Family Mortuary in Kahului, services will begin at 10 a.m., and burial will follow at 12 noon at Valley Isle Memorial Park in Haiku.

Clara was a retired seamstress.

She is survived by her sisters, Monica (David) Domingo, and Petra (Greg) Peros; and sister in law, Evelyn Domingo. She was predeceased by her parents, Felomeno and Teresa Domingo, and brothers Chris and Pacifico Domingo.

Raymond Kemo WalkerRaymond Kemo Walker
June 20, 1939 – June 30, 2016

Raymond Kemo Walker was born June 20, 1939 in Kona, Hawaii, and passed away June 30, 2016. Raymond retired from the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel as a grounds keeper.

He is survived by wife, Evan Napua Walker; sons Gilbert (Violet) Osaki of Kohala; Chadwick (Shannon) Osaki of Kohala; daughters Raydyn (Junior) Ines of Kamuela; Napua Osaki of Kohala; brother Herman (Bobby) Walker of Honolulu; sisters Shirley (Bob) Cruz of Las Vegas, Nevada; Violet Walker-DeMotta of Hawaiian Beaches; Mary Ann Walker of Kamuela; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at The Gospel of Salvation Church on Kokoiki Road, North Kohala. Viewing will be from 8 to 10 am. Service at 10 to 11, with burial to follow at the North Kohala County Cemetery. Casual attire is requested and flowers are welcome.

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Arthur William Robinson

Arthur William Robinson

Arthur William Robinson, 67, of Napili, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, July 16, 2016, while under the care of Island Hospice in Kahului.
He leaves his three siblings, Suzanne Elliott, Sandra Robinson, and John Robinson; his three daughters, Lisa (Jay) Whitten, Chantiel (Jeremy) Reese, and Keili Bell; six grandchildren; two nieces; a nephew; and many close friends.

Raised in Burbank, CA, the son of Billie and Shirley (Gabhart) Robinson, he had a childhood filled with adventure. His father was an experimental aircraft pilot, and his mother often participated in women’s air derby’s. Art learned to fly an airplane before he learned to drive and he once mentioned that the family would fly to various airports around California to sample different airport delicacies. For instance, they knew which airport had the best burgers and which airport had the best banana cream pies and milk shakes.

As a child Art and his siblings were allowed to use their father’s tools and building materials, so he built go carts, race cars, a tree house, and many surfboards while growing up. He and his siblings also helped their father build racing planes in the garage, and his knowledge of aerodynamics, wind patterns, and ocean currents was extensive. Once when Art was about nine years old, his father told him to see how long he could keep the plane soaring in the air with the engine off. They rode the air currents all the way up to Northern California and a family of Condors flew right next to the plane, looking at them while gliding by in silence.

Art loved to surf and after exploring the California and Baja, Mexico coastlines, decided to move to Hawaii. Moving to Maui was like love at first sight. Art made many friends from all walks of life and shaped many custom surfboards, often displaying his creative airbrushed artwork on “Lost Art” and “Secret Weapon” surfboards. He also loved animals and harbored many birds, cats, and dogs during his lifetime.

During Art’s last days he often repeatedly prayed “Thank you Jesus for my life. I love life. I love everybody.” He wanted to make sure that everyone in his life knew how much he loved them. Fortunately, he was able to personally tell many of his friends and family how much he cared during his last month of life. He was a kind, big hearted person who did his best to help his friends. He remained positive and refused to give up hope that he would get better. He will be deeply missed.

A life celebration will be held at D.T. Fleming beach park on Saturday, July 23, at 10:30 a.m. Bring a dish and some anecdotes to share. Ashes will be spread earlier that morning (8:30) at Subs/Coconuts.

Izaiah K.A. DuldulaoIzaiah K.A. Duldulao

Izaiah is loved by so many and will live on through our thoughts and memories. #IZZY

 

 

Francisco "Frankie" SarocamFrancisco “Frankie” Sarocam

Francisco “Frankie” Sarocam, 84, of Kahului, passed away on June 22, 2016, at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on June 3, 1932, in Lanai City.
Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 22, 2016, at the Lanai Community Center; service will begin at 10:00 a.m.; burial will follow, 11:30 a.m., at Lanai Veteran’s Cemetery.

Frankie was a retired bus driver for Manele Bay and Koele Hotel. He was predeceased by his wife, Ludy Sarocam; parents, Lorito & Lauriana Sarocam; and brother, Joseph Sarocam. He is survived by his sons, Theron Sarocam, Taylor Sarocam; brother, Guillermo Sarocam; sister, Andrea Sarocam; granddaughter, Shantel (Gary) Sunio; and great granddaughters, Gerzell Sunio, Gilya Sunio, Gnaia Sunio; and Gynell Sunio.

Jaime Andres Domingo Sr.

Jaime Andres Domingo, Sr., 91, of Kahului, passed away on July 3, 2016, at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on July 7, 1924, in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.
Visitation will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2016, at Christ the King Catholic Church; eulogy begins at 7:45 p.m.; prayer service will start at 8:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Christ the King Catholic Church; mass will begin at 10:00 a.m.; burial will follow, 11:30 a.m., at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery in Haiku. Norman’s Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.

Jaime was a retired Ground Maintenance worker at Royal Lahaina Resort Kaanapali. He is survived by his wife, Mercedes Domingo; sons, Jaime (Jessica) Domingo, Jr., Pedrito (Mauricia) Domingo, Melchor (Veronica) Domingo; daughters, Zenaida (Amador – deceased) Del Castillo, Corazon (Robert) Sturgess, Encarnacion (Johnny) Nalundasan, Nicol Domingo; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.

Frances C MeshulamFrances Carmona Meshulam

Frances C Meshulam, widow of Elias Meshulam, sister of Edward Carmona (Franca), sister in law of Clara Saul (Sid), Kay Carmona and Della Carmona. Mother of David (Nancy), Judith (Robert), Jerry (Phyllis) and Richard (Nancy) passed away on Sunday evening, peacefully, surrounded by the love of her adoring family.She was a graduate of University of Chicago and worked as a

laboratory technician, assisting forensic pathologists. She maintained her nurse’s license throughout her life. She served in numerous capacities in the community, most recently as a board member and Chair of the Maui County Liquor Commission. Frances was a member of Daughters of the Nile, Egyptian Temple #33 in Honolulu, Past Worthy Matron of the Maui Chapter #5 Order of the Eastern Star, and an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea. Along with her husband of over 50 years (who preceded her in death in 2000) they traveled to over 100 countries and every state in the USA, except Arkansas. She had plans to travel there with her granddaughter Amy, later this year. In the last few years she had visited Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Iceland, Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica. Always the first one in line in the morning at the tour bus, she was ready for that day’s adventure. She made many friends on those trips, and stayed in touch with them all.

While Eli was serving as Rotary District Governor for the Hawaiian Islands, and for many years afterwards, they hosted international Rotarians in their home in Kihei. Diminutive in size, a giant in spirit, always impeccably coifed, she inspired generations of her family to be active. She was a golfer, and scoring her first hole in one, made Eli and the club pro she was playing with, finish the rainy round so she could legally post it.Frances worked multiple crossword puzzles daily, read voraciously, knitted hundreds of caps for the infants at the Maui Memorial Hospital NICU and read stories to the elementary school students across the street from her home.

She hosted Thanksgiving every year, all the holidays and an annual Super Bowl party. She loved to laugh, and make you laugh, and posted email jokes and anecdotes, some that made her gentlemen friends blush.She will be remembered with great love by her 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, who she managed to have birthday and anniversary cards arrive exactly on the “day” every single year. All identically signed, “Love, Hugs and Kisses, Gram” When asked how she managed to live with such grace for nearly 95 years she said “I had a good marriage, four wonderful children and a glass (or two) of red wine everyday.” Aloha Fran, we will miss you!

Jessica Estherlynn UulopaJessica Uulopa
June 16, 1993 – July 3, 2016

Jessica Estherlynn Uulopa, 23, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii on June 16, 1993, and passed away on July 3, 2016. Jessica was a homemaker and enjoyed music, singing, playing volleyball and basketball.She is survived by husband Viliamu Uulopa; son Faavae Uulopa; daughter Safaia Uulopa, both of Kealakekua; parents Sefo and Manualii Palu of Ocean View, Hawaii; brothers David (Darlene) Palu of Captain Cook; Ngaluola (Tylitha) Palu of Kealakekua; Sefo Palu Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada; Faafouina Auelua of Seattle, Washington; Taei (Kayla) Auelua of Kailua Kona; sister Juliet (Tevin) Soares of Waikoloa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends are welcome for Funeral Service being held Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Kona Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, with viewing beginning at 8:00 am, services at 10:00 with burial to follow at The Saints Family Cemetery. Flowers are welcome, casual attire is requested.

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