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Obituary Notices: Aug. 28–Sept. 3, 2016

September 4, 2016, 7:00 AM HST
* Updated September 7, 11:28 AM
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Jerome DuRuz
April 8, 1926 – August 24, 2016

Jerome William DuRuz, 90, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 8, 1926, and passed away on August 24, 2016. Jerome served our Country in the Navy in WWII aboard the ship LST472 and was owner of a jewelry business.

He is survived by wife Barbara; son Jerome (Maryjo) DuRuz Jr. of Everett, Washington; daughter Lizabeth (Jerry) Metz of Marysville, Washington; 9 grandchildren and 21great-grandchildren. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Lorna Ferriera
February 12, 1945 – August 17, 2016

Lorna Mae Ferriera, lived in Kailua-Kona, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 13, 1945, and passed away peacefully on August 17th, 2016. Lorna was a home maker. She is survived by her son, Lionel Ferrierra of Hilo, Hawaii; daughters Laura (Edward) Esguerra, Lilia Bard of California, Jeannie Ferreira of Hilo, Hawaii; sisters Charlotte Tapang, Barbara Jean Tapang; brothers Raymond (Miyung), Eugene (Lilia) Tapang, Michael Tapang, and Allen Tapang; 4 grandchildren.

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George “Archie” Campbell
April 11, 1932 – August 26, 2016

George (Archie) M Campbell, 84 of Wailuku passed away on August 26, 2016 while under the care of Island Hospice. George was born on April 11, 1932 in Keoneoio, Makena, Maui. He was retired from the Maui Land and Pine Warehouse in Kapalua, and as caretaker of Kaahumanu Church.

A celebration of George’s life will be held on Thursday, September 8th beginning at 9am at the Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. Service will be at 11am, with a burial to follow at 1pm at the Makawao Veteran’s Cemetery. George was predeceased by his parents; Moses & Esther Campbell, Sr.; Brothers, Jeremiah, Neal and Solomon Campbell; Sisters, Mildred Campbell, Lowaena Hau, and Betty Purdy.George is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Maile Campbell; Daughter, Francine “Cynee” Campbell; Brothers, Moses (Helen) Campbell, Paul (Lei) Campbell and Bruce Campbell; Sisters, Susie Kamalani, Ruth Vilvens and Maybelle (Richard) Ka’a’a; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Laura Malek
July 23, 1925 – August 25, 2016

Two friends were at her side to comfort her in the last hours, Margaret and Cynthia who are volunteers from Na Hoaloha based in Wailuku, Maui. Margaret showed her deep kindness for years by visiting Laura Sue as her health left her bedridden. We are especially grateful to Margaret for bringing to our Mother the Eucharist and arranging for a priest from Christ the King Catholic Church in Kahului to give Laura Sue the Sacraments.

Laura Sue was a member of this parish. We will always remember Cynthia’s generosity with her time and tenderness, making weekly deliveries of “treats” from Whole Foods Market that broke up Laura Sue’s isolation and monotony. We also thank Hale Makua staff for their patience and help as Laura Sue became increasingly dependent on them, especially Laura Sue’s favorite aide, “Remy.” Laura Sue also spent several years as a “Neighbor Helping Neighbor” volunteer with Na Hoaloha on the island of Maui.

She earned a Master’s Degree in nursing after decades of hard work in the medical profession and long years of academic studies. At the close of World War II, she married Leo Malek, a career member of the U. S. Navy. She made untold sacrifices to raise three children, including sending her two daughters to Catholic schools.Laura Sue was a native of Oklahoma, born into grit of the Dustbowl and the Great Depression. Her maternal grandfather served as one of the only physicians and her paternal grandfather served as a judge in the Oklahoma Territory.

A tornado hit the family farm when she was 16, killing her father and destroying the family home. As a teenager during World War II, she migrated to San Francisco. There she met her future husband and they spent their first year of marriage working on a military base in post-War Japan. Through a military transfer to duty in San Diego, they settled the family in California. In the 1980s, Laura moved to Maui to be with her son.

Laura Sue was preceded in death by her husband Leo and daughter Cathy Lynne. Survivors include: two children Michael Malek and Leslie Malek de Pasian, one grandson Travis Malek and several grandchildren as well as one brother James Coker, one sister in law Mary, and three nieces Carlene, Linda, and Diane. Friends and acquaintances are asked to remember her with your prayers for the repose of her soul.

Ruth Kazuyo Fukumoto
April 12, 1925 – August 16, 2016

Visitation will begin at 10 am, on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission, with a service at 11 am.Ruth was a retired Maui Pineapple Company warehouse worker. For the past six years, she enjoyed attending the Hale Makua Adult Day Health program.She is survived by sons, Ronald (Kay) Fukumoto and Glen (Ranie) Fukumoto; daughter, June (Dennis) Daimaru; brother, Haruo Miyamura; and grandchildren, Mitchell Fukumoto, Nicole Fukumoto, Kristen Fukumoto, and Scott Daimaru.

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