Obituary Notices: Jan. 1–7, 2017

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Vaitea Mailani Alofamoni Alani
December 16, 2016 – December 16, 2016

Vaitea Mailani Alofamoni Alani was born on Dec. 16, 2016, and passed away peacefully on Dec. 16, 2016.

She is survived by her father Kona Alani; mother Masina Rupati; brother Vaitoanui; sisters Vaihere, Vaitiare, Vairea and Vaiheari’I Alani.

Online condolences may be posted on Services provided by Ballard Family Mortuary-Kona.

Harriet Kehaulani Rita Kaili Malapit
August 17, 1949 – December 27, 2016


Harriet Kehaulani Rita Kaili Malapit, 67, of Kula, Maui, passed away at her home in Kula on Dec. 27, 2016, surrounded by her hanai family, Mattie Kaeo, Kulani, Pono, Kapio, No’i, Tupu, Waipa “Bozo”, Tessie, Kalae and Manoha Kaeo. She was born on Aug. 17, 1949, in Waimea, Kaua’i.

A potluck and scattering of her ashes will be held at Maliko Gulch Park to join her husband, Willie Malapit, on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, from noon to sunset.

She is survived by loving sister, Dora Lima Daley of Provo, Utah; brother, Harrom H. Kaili, of Anahola, Kauai; daughter, Rose-Ann; 6 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews, Allison, Kimo, Denise, Malanie, Doranna, Karley Joe, Kaina and Keoki.

Emelia De Aquino
May 26, 1913 – December 19, 2016


Emelia De Aquino, 103, of Wailuku, Maui, passed away on Dec. 19, 2016, at Hale Makua Kahului. She was born on May 26, 1913, in Olowalu, Maui.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at St. Ann’s Church, 40 Kuhinia St, Waihe‘e; mass will begin at 11 a.m.; burial will follow, 2 p.m., at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery.

Emelia was predeceased by her husband, Pedro de Aquino and son, Andre de Aquino. She is survived by her sons, Frederick de Aquino, Leonard (Carla) de Aquino; daughters, Louisa (George) Pacubas, Candida (John-deceased) Santos, Dolores (Jay-deceased) Conroy, Patricia (Jimmy) Saltiban, Estrellita (Rocky) Marcellus; 27 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Arnold V. Herrick
March 12, 1934 – December 14, 2016


Arnold V. Herrick of Makawao passed away on Dec. 14, 2016 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. For 49 days he fought to survive after an auto accident. Arnold was born on March 12, 1934 in Olympia, Washington.

Visitation will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1294 Makawao Ave. in Makawao.

The funeral mass begins at 9:30 a.m. The internment will follow after mass at Maui Veterans’ cemetery on Baldwin Ave. in Makawao at 11 a.m. Luncheon to follow at St. Joseph Church Gymnasium adjacent to the church.

Arnold served in the United States Navy from 1951 – 1970. As a Seabee he served in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts and became a Senior Chief Petty Officer. He also trained recruits at the U.S. Naval Station in San Diego. Arnold will receive full military honors at his internment at Maui Veterans’ Cemetery. After retirement he worked at Sierra Electric in California. He loved Maui and moved here in 1989. He worked at Haleakalā Waldorf School and Paradise Flower Farms in Kula. He liked to garden and read and enjoyed woodcraft making from custom cuckoo clocks, to ‘ukuleles, small furniture and restoring clocks.

Arnold is survived by his wife, Anne Kiyoko Herrick, son, A. Vince Yukio (Gwen); daughters, Connie Lynn and Jamee Sue; Grandchildren: Gloria, Alex, Nicholas, Annalise, & Ronan. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the National Kidney Foundation.

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