Obituary Notices: Dec. 4–10, 2016

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Kimiko Sugihara
April 3, 1913 – November 29, 2016

Kimiko Sugihara, 103, of Hilo, HI, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at Legacy of Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center.

Kimiko was born on April 3, 1913, in Hilo, HI. She was a homemaker.

Private Services held. She is survived by her son Melvin (Evelyn) Sugihara; daughters Janet (Ted) Sasamura of Hilo, HI and Patricia (Peter Nakayama) Blake of Hilo, HI; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo.

Judy Ann Gastilo
June 4, 1954 – November 30, 2016

Judy Ann Gastilo, 62, of Kea’au, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. Judy was born on June 4, 1954 in Hilo.


Judy worked as a Teacher for the Department of Education.

Private Service to be held. Celebration of Life to be held after burial at Wailoa State Park, Pavilion #1. She is survived by her husband George Gastilo of Kea’au; father Ernest Luiz of Papaikou; son Joshua (Erin Koliboski) Gastilo of Kea’au; daughters Trina (Ryan Shikuma) Gastilo of Kea’au and Melisa Boteilho of Hilo; brother Leslie (Jody) Luiz of Kailua-Kona; sisters Gwen (Larry) Ely of Papaikou and Anne Gonzales of Kea’au; granddaughter Khloe Chung-Gastilo; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Beatrice DePonte

Beatrice DePonte

Beatrice DePonte
September 11, 1926 – December 8, 2016

Beatrice DePonte, 90, of Kula, Maui, passed away on Dec. 8, 2016, at her home, under the care of Hospice Maui. She was born on Sept. 11, 1926, in Haʻikū, Maui.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at Norman’s Mortuary; service will begin at 10:30 a.m.; burial will follow, 1 p.m., at the Maui Veteran’s Cemetery in Makawao.


Beatrice was predeceased by her husband, Albert DePonte, Sr. She is survived by her children, Albert (Laurel) DePonte, Jr., Gerry (Gary) Lee, Earl DePonte; sister, Joyce Rivera; brother, Joseph Santos; grandchildren, Stacey, David (Terzah), Justin (Stephanie), Wayne, Johnathan (Aimee), Tammie (James), Donielle, Candace; and great grandchildren, Ashley, Ciera, Kiersha, Jada, Kaya, Shiloh, Kahele, Daffnie, Brandon, Bailey and Braxton.

Janice "Honey Girl" Mapuana Uwekoolani

Janice “Honey Girl” Mapuana Uwekoolani

Janice “Honey Girl” Mapuana Uwekoolani
January 31, 1955 – December 2, 2016

Janice “Honey Girl” Mapuana Uwekoolani, 61, of Pukalani, passed away on Dec. 2, 2016, at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on Jan. 31, 1955 on the Island of Maui.

A luncheon to celebrate her life will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 at Dani’s Restaurant in Wailuku.

Honey Girl is survived by her mother, Violet Uwekoolani; Son – Anthony (Delena) Martins Jr.; Daughter – Renee (Andrew) Friend; Brother – Sanford Uwekoolani Sr.: Sisters – Bobbie Jean Lovato and Mona Uwekoolani; and 4 Grandchildren – Dante Friend, Dylan Martins, Landon Friend, and Akela Martins.

Dexter Noboru Tamura

Dexter Noboru Tamura


Dexter Noboru Tamura
March 11, 1950 – December 2, 2016

Dexter Noboru Tamura, 66 of Kahului passed away at home under the care of Hospice Maui on Dec. 2, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 11, 1950 in Honolulu.

Visitation will be held at Ballard Family Mortuary in Kahului on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 from 6-9 p.m., service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at Ballard Family Mortuary on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 from 9 a.m.-noon.

Dexter is predeceased by his parents, Asao and Alice Tamura; hanai mother, Eura (Hannah) Sapir and son, Darren-Lee Tamura. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Tamura; daughters, Deanna (Nui), Lee-Ann (Jeffery); son, Allen (Christy) Apolo; hanai daughter, Kahililani (Kama) Corpus; brothers, Rodney, Keith and Derek Tamura; sisters, Stephanie McDaniel, Ala Tamura; hanai brothers, Brian, Jeffery and Glenn Gasper; hanai sister, Denise Leopaldo and 25 grandchildren.

Dexter retired from Cutter Nissan Maui as a mechanic. He really LOVED the ocean, it was his playground. He is loved and will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
“My Daddy’s Keeper”

Richard Javier Dumlao

Richard Javier Dumlao

Richard Javier Dumlao
July 18, 1926 – November 29, 2016

Richard Javier Dumlao, 90, of Kahului passed away peacefully on Nov. 29, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice Maui. He was born on July 18, 1926 in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

Richard retired from HC&S Co. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 67 years, Dominga Dumlao.

He is survived by his sons, Rudy (Connie) Dumlao, Cristopher (Frances – deceased) Dumlao, Willie (Kathi) Pascual, and Tony (Lynn) Pascual; daughter, Rosita (Ray) Agatol. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Visitation will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 9:30. Burial to follow at Maui Memorial Park.

The family would like to express their gratitude for the support and care received from Kaiser Permanente (Dr. Guy Sugino), MMMC ER & Haleakala South, Hale Makua Kahului, Hospice Maui and Rev. Edwin Conselva at Christ the King Church.

Destiny "Kaehu" DeLima

Destiny “Kaehu” DeLima

Destiny “Kaehu” DeLima
January 19, 1986 – November 25, 2016

Destiny “Kaehu” DeLima, 30 of Paia passed away on Nov. 25, 2016. She was born Jan. 19, 1986 in Wailuku.

A Memorial Service will be held at Ballard Family Mortuary in Kahului on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. with service at 11 a.m.

Kaehu is predeceased by her grandparents, David DeLima Sr and Eleanor L. DeLima, and her father, David DeLima Jr. She is survived by her son, Bishop; mother, Angela DeLima; grandmother, Sharon Hong and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Aleleno "Dino" Torres.

Aleleno “Dino” Torres.

Aldeleno “Dino” Torres
November 18, 1936 – November 24, 2016

Aldeleno “Dino” Torres, 80, of Kahului, passed away on Nov. 24, 2016 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on Nov. 18, 1936 in Wailuku.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului, service will begin at 11 a.m.

Aldeleno was the owner of Al Torres Plumbing. He was also a veteran of the United States Army.

He is survived by his wife, Fausta “Chris” Torres; daughter, Theresa “Terri Lou” (Jesse) Correa; son, Dean “Dino” Alan Torres (Diana); brother, Abraham Torres; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

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