Obituary Notices: Jan. 15 – 21, 2017

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Charles DeWitt

Charles Anthony DeWitt
April 5, 1928 – January 18, 2017

Charles Anthony DeWitt, 88, of Hawi, Hawaiʻi, was born in Union, Iowa on April 5, 1928, and passed away at home on Jan. 18, 2017 in Hawi, Hawaiʻi. Charles served our Country in the Navy and was a retired dredge operator, and maintenance supervisor for Waikoloa Land Company and Ocean Sports Hawai’i.

He is survived wife Emily; son David (Tiffany) DeWitt of Litchfield Park, Arizona; daughters Dorothy McDaniel of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi; Vynetta DeWitt of Sacramento, California; sister Barbara Albertoni of Solvang, California; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Private services will be held.

Leilani Adelaide Joaquin
January 8, 1931 – January 11, 2017

Leilani Adelaide Joaquin, 86, of Kailua, Oʻahu, was born in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi on Jan. 8, 1931, and passed away on Jan. 11, 2017 in Ocean View, Hawaiʻi. Leilani was a home maker.


She is survived by son John Joaquin of Ocean View, Hawaiʻi; sister Ethel Richardson of Kohala, Oʻahu; two grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled at Borthwick Mortuary, Oʻahu, on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 at 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

James Shilzony

James Victor Shilzony
February 18, 1948 – January 9, 2017

James Victor Shilzony, 68, of Ocean View, Hawaiʻi, was born in Mill Valley, California on Feb. 18, 1948, and passed away on Jan. 9, 2017 in Ocean View, Hawaiʻi. James served our Country in the Navy and was master mechanic of auto electrical systems.

He is survived by brother Fred (Meg) Shilzony of Mill Valley, California.
Private services will be held.

Agripina Galano Cabulisan
April 15, 1929 – January 18, 2017


Agripina Galano Cabulisan, 87, of Kahului, Maui, passed away on Jan. 18, 2017, at Hospice Maui in Wailuku. She was born on April 15, 1929 in Sanchez Mira Cagayan Valley, Philippines.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at Norman’s Mortuary at 6 p.m. and service to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Agripina was a Housekeeper in the hotel industry. She is pre-deceased by her husband Teodoro Cabulisan; survived by her sons Arthur (Jessie), Elmer (Glenda), Alex (Judith); daughters Thelma, Teresita, Clarita (Jovy), and Liza along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Susan Echivarre Shiffler

Susan Echivarre Shiffler
January 21, 1953 – January 13, 2017

Age 63, of Kīhei, HI passed away on Jan. 13, 2017 in Wailuku, HI. Born Jan. 21, 1953 in Basa Air Base, Philippines.


She is survived by husband, John Albert Shiffler ll; daughters Lana-Marissa (Richard) Hai, Jennifer Shiffler (Mike Cabasag); sons, John Shiffler lll, Aaron Shiffler, Michael Shiffler, Justin (Lecamieann) Shiffler, Jordan (Quynh Anh) Shiffler; 15 grandkids; sister, Hazel (Tony) Taniuchi; brothers, Marty Echivarre, Dean (Orchid) Echivarre, Achiles (Lilia) Echivarre, Arthur (Rosario) Echivarre.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Missionary Fund, Church of Jesus Christ of the L.D.S.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19 at Ballard Family Mortuary; Visitation at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Kīhei Chapel, service at 10 a.m., and burial to follow at 1 p.m. at Maui Veteran’s Cemetery.

Joyce Ann Nobriga

Joyce Ann Pu’u Nobriga
October 1, 1937 – January 12, 2017

Joyce Ann Pu’u Nobriga was born in Makawao, Maui on Oct. 1, 1937 and went peacefully home on Jan. 12, 2017 while listening to Iz sing “Over the Rainbow”. She was strong and brave and fought valiantly right to the very end of her wonderful life.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Augustine “Sonny” Nobriga, parents David Pu’u, Sr. and Margaret Tavares, and sisters Janet Pszyk and Judy Barcai. She is survived by four children: Augustine “Skip” Nobriga (Nalani), Joseph Nobriga (Joyce), and Joycelyn Haunani “Joycie” Nobriga of Maui, and Cindy Ann Cobb (Ralph) of Washington; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; sisters Phyllis “Honey” Shay, Betty Coelho (Joseph); and brother David Pu’u, Jr. (Anne).

Joyce was a Girl Scout Leader and Assistant Leader in Wailuku for over 25 years, teaching hundreds of Maui girls to perform flag ceremonies, bake cakes underground, trail blaze, cook on buddy burners, tie knots, and embrace the world around them with courage, respect, and a sense of adventure. She served as Service Unit Manager for Maui and Moloka’i, Island-wide cookie manager, Trainer, National Conference Delegate, and was the recipient of numerous awards for contributions made to Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and the community.

She loved cardboard sliding at Rice Park, camping all over Hawaiʻi, Winter Olympic sports, root beer floats, soap operas, Fritos, Folgers coffee, and chocolate. As a teenager Joyce worked as a live-in mother’s helper, until marrying the love of her life and beginning a family of her own. She taught her children how to walk on barrels and stilts, climb trees, and sew koa-seed leis. She loved playing BINGO and talking story until all hours of the night at family gatherings she hosted in her backyard.

Joyce worked for the County of Maui, Committee on Aging, Nutrition Program for 24 years with Seniors from Hana to Lahaina, with Sonny riding shotgun on the days she had to drive into Keʻanae. They shared wonderful adventures and are, finally, together again.

Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Norman’s Mortuary in Wailuku from 9 to 11 a.m., public viewing from 11 to noon, prayer service; and 12:30 burial at Maui Memorial Park with lunch and fellowship at Norman’s after burial.

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