Obituary Notices: Nov. 6–12, 2016
Dennis Masaru Shiroma
January 9, 1931 – November 7, 2016
Dennis Masaru Shiroma, 85, of Kahului, passed away peacefully on Nov. 7, 2016, at his residence under the care of Hospice Maui.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12th at the Kahului Baptist Church with visitation from 9 a.m.; service at 10 a.m., a private burial will be held at the request of the family.
Dennis was born on Jan. 9, 1931 in Pāʻia (Kaheka camp). He was a graduate of Maui High School (Hamakuapoko) and was drafted into the Marine Corps where he attained the rank of sergeant during his years of enlistment. Dennis used his military benefits to pursue his education and graduated from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington.
In 1959, he married the love of his life, Pauline Yukiko (Yuki) Funaki and together had three wonderful children. Many will remember Dennis as Kula Elementary School’s “Mr. Shiroma” where he taught until he retired in the late 80s.
He was also very involved with his church, Kahului Baptist and previously at Pukalani Baptist, where he served as deacon, Sunday school teacher and camp director for the Maui Baptist Association for many years. Dennis was also active in many community organizations to include Maui’s local AARP group and the retired teachers association.
He was also a 4-H Leader (Kula Boys), Boy Scout leader, Pee-Wee and Little League Baseball Coach (Kula Athletics and the Pukalani Astros). Dennis had many hobbies to include travel, listening to all kinds of music and to that end, playing the harmonica with his buddies. What he enjoyed most, however, was spending time with wife, children and grand-kids and going to church.
Dennis is survived by his loving wife, Pauline, his sons, Joel (Crystal), Jonathan, his daughter Joyce Higuchi (Wesley): brothers Stanley and Allen, sister Esther Ingram (Charles) and four grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Robin Laguardia Agorilla
November 16, 1959 – November 6, 2016
Robin Laguardia Agorilla, 56, of Wailuku, Maui, passed away on Nov. 6, 2016, under the care of Islands Hospice. He was born on Nov. 16, 1959, in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at Norman’s Mortuary; service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Norman’s Mortuary, prayer service will begin at 11 a.m.; burial will follow, 12:30 p.m., at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery in Haʻikū.
Robin worked at Maui Land & Pineapple Company.
He was predeceased by his wife, Monica Agorilla. He is survived by his sons, Oliver (Josephine) Agorilla, Roel Agorilla; daughters, Bella Agorilla, Alma (Mark) Gambeng; brother, Gilbert (Jennifer) Agorilla; sisters, Gloria Badua, Lolita Abes, Marissa (Dindo) Peralta, Genalyn Agorilla; and 10 grandchildren.
Shirley Leinani Fujimoto
February 7, 1937 – November 3, 2016
Shirley Leinani Fujimoto, 79 of Wailuku, passed away peacefully on Nov. 3, 2016 at Maui Memorial Medical Center.
Shirley was born on Feb. 7, 1937 to Samuel Poaimoku Kaiue and Edith Hoewa’a Kaiue. Shirley is survived by Son, Rodney (Barbara) Fujimoto and Daughter, Ruth-Joyce “Ipo” Fujimoto; Grandchildren, Joryll and Angel Fujimoto, Lowen Okamoto; Grand Nephew, Ricky Ramos; six Great-Grandchildren; Brother, Victor Kaiue; Sisters, Frances Silva, Laura Williams, Ruth Kekipi, and Charity Shiffer. She is predeceased by her Brothers, Samuel P. Kaiue, Jr. and Avard Kaiue and Sister, Clante Okafuji.
At her request, she will be cremated. Services honoring Shirley will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului.