Obituary Notices: March 5-11, 2017

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Big Island Obituaries:

Markam Larrua

Markam Francis Larrua
November 21, 1954 – February 25, 2017

Markam Francis Larrua, 62, of Waikoloa, Hawaiʻi, was born in Honolulu on Nov. 21, 1954, and passed away at home on Feb. 25, 2017 in Waikoloa.

Markam was the co-founder and pastor of Abundant Life Ministries in Waikoloa and the non-profit More Than Enough Ministries, and was a musician.

He is survived wife Lani; sons Mark (Karlene) Larrua of Brooklyn, New York; Matthew (Liane West) Larrua of Waikoloa; Joshua (Asia) Larrua of Waikoloa; mother Enid Bicoy Larrua of Kāheʻohe, Hawaiʻi; sisters April Gillia of Honolulu; Tracy Larrua of Kāheʻohe, Hawaiʻi; and ten grandchildren.

Memorial services are planned for Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 68-3522 Malina St, Waikoloa, HI 96738. The family requests to bring a dish to share (if able).


Pastor Lani and the Larrua Family thank you for the outpouring of love that has been shown to them through your calls, texts, & e-mails and continue to covet your prayers during this difficult time of transition. So many of you have expressed the desire to show your love in a tangible way. The family wishes that all gifts be made to the Pastor Mark Memorial at Abundant Life Ministries. All Pastor Mark Memorial gifts will continue to be used for Pastor Mark’s passion to “Change Lives Forever”. Here is the link to give or text the amount you’d like to give to (e.g. $50) 1-808-201-1983.

Maui Obituaries:

Rose Candido Fernandez

Rose Candido Fernandez
March 10, 1921 – March 6, 2017

Rose Candido Fernandez, 95, of Kahului, Maui, passed away on March 6, 2017, at Hale Makua Kahului. She was born on March 10, 1921, on Maui.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Norman’s Mortuary; prayer service will begin at 10 a.m.; burial will follow, 11 a.m., at the Maui Veteran’s Cemetery in Makawao.


Rose was a retired Sales Associate at Ben Franklin. She was predeceased by her husband, John Fernandez. She is survived by her son, Alan (Diane) Fernandez; daughter, Lorine (Jerry) Rayburn; sister, Helen Pontes; 5 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

Rodolfo “Cosme” Tamayo Panlasigui

Rodolfo “Cosme” Tamayo Panlasigui
September 28, 1941 – March 3, 2017

Rodolfo “Cosme” Tamayo Panlasigui, 75, of Kahului, Maui, passed away on March 3, 2017, at Hale Makua Kahului. He was born on Sept. 28, 1941, in the Philippines.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Norman’s Mortuary; prayer service will begin at noon; burial will follow, 2 p.m., at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery in Ha‘ikū.

Rudy was a retired Field Laborer at Pioneer Mill, and Houseman at Hyatt Regency. He is survived by his son, Jay (Crystal) Panlasigui; daughter, Jennifer (Cyrus) Panlasigui; sisters, Esperanza and Santiaga of the Philippines, Carmen Septimo; and grandchildren, Ryzr and Persuasion.

Arsenio Domingo Jose Sr.


Arsenio Domingo Jose, Sr.
September 24, 1936 – February 24, 2017

Arsenio Domingo Jose, Sr., 80, of Wailuku, passed away on Feb. 24, 2017 at his home. He was born in the Philippines on Sept. 24, 1936.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Norman’s Mortuary, service will begin at 7 p.m.

Visitation will resume at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017, at Norman’s Mortuary, service at 9 a.m., and burial to follow at 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Arsenio worked as a landscaper at the Wailea “Blue” Golf Course from which he retired.
He is survived by his wife, Hermanda R. Jose; children, Vello (Benigna) Jose, Eva (Rogelio) Acoba, Anabel (Conrado) Rocetes, Robert (Adela) Jose, Carlo (Novalyn) Jose, Sandra (Michael) Minicky, Arsenio Jose Jr., Armando Jose, and Roger Jose; siblings, Faustino Jose, Melendrina Villa, Agripino Jose, Brian Jose, and Gloria Paet; 10 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Ella Geraldine Cova

Ella Geraldine Cove
September 23, 1931 – February 21, 2017

Ella Geraldine Cove, 85, of Kīhei, passed away on Feb. 21, 2017 at her home. She was born on Sept. 23, 1931 in Wailuku.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Burial will be on Monday, March 27, 2017, 9 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Ella was the last survivor of 15 children. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Cova; her granddaughter, Jolene Cova; and her parents, Frank and Rebecca Akina.

She is survived by her daughters, Geri Harmon, Deborah (Allen) Diego, Marlene (John “Bully”)) Torres, and Rebecca Cova; 12 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

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