Obituaries

Alexander Theodore Kowalski Sr, 90

Alexander Theodore Kowalski Sr, 90, died on September 13, 2017 at home in Pukalani, Maui. Alex, Dad, Papa, Grandpa, Tutu Man, “Uncle Ski” is survived by his wife, Violet (Pio) of Pukalani; his sons, Joseph (Vida) of Wailuku, Joshua of Pukalani, his daughters, Lurline of Las Vegas, Renee ...

Ramona Zelda Chapman-Collier, 60

Ramona Zelda Chapman-Collier, of Wailuku, passed away peacefully on August 27, 2017, with her loving family by her side. A celebration of life for Mrs. Chapman will be announced at a later date. Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements. Ramona Zelda Chapman-Collier was born on April ...

Brett Arthur Erickson, 59

Brett Arthur Erickson, 59, of Makawao, Maui, passed away on August 25, 2017. He was born on June 11, 1958, in East Los Angeles, California. Brett was the owner of Red & Crete of San Diego and coached football & baseball at La Jolla Country Clay. He enjoyed acting and watching the ...

Josephine Feliciano, 72

Josephine Feliciano 72, of Wailuku, passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband, children and family on September 9, 2017. She was born on June 21, 1945. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Robbie Feliciano; sons, Bobby Feliciano and Andy (Lolita) Feliciano; daughters, Roberta ...

Jeanette Louise Fernandez, 86

Jeanette Louise Fernandez, 86 of Kahului passed away September 11, 2017. She was born in Paia, Maui. Visitation will be held at Christ the King Church in Kahului on Monday, September 25, 2017 from 9:00am-11:00am, mass will be celebrated at 11:00am. Burial will follow at the Maui ...

Francisco Taong Garcia, 95

Francisco Taong Garcia, 95 of Kahului, has gone home to be with the Lord August 16, 2017, at Makati Medical Hospital, Philippines. He was born on October 14, 1921 in Magsingal, Locos Sur. Retired as an Irrigation man for HC&S. Married for 58 years, enjoyed farming, cooking, and spending ...

Kazuichi “Kazu” Hamasaki, 95

Kazuichi “Kazu” Hamasaki, 95, of Wailuku, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Services honoring Mr. Hamasaki will be held at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission on Friday, September 22, 2017. Visitation will begin at 4:00pm, with services ...

Frances Jane Hinton, 90

Frances Jane Hinton, 90, died peacefully at home on August 8, 2017. Born on Whidbey Island, Washington, on October 25, 1926, she graduated from the University of Washington as a member of the Delta Zeta sorority. A world traveler, Fran settled in Lahaina, where she met her late husband, ...

Adonis Arrocena Iniba, 53

Adonis Arrocena Iniba, 53, of Kahului, passed away on August 31, 2017, with his family by his side. Services will be held at Nakamura Mortuary on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am; with service at 10:00 am. Burial will be at 1:00 pm at Maui Veterans ...

Mary Ellen Leilani Kekiwi, 79

Mary Ellen Leilani Kekiwi, 79, of Wailuku, Maui passed away on August 29th at Maui Memorial Hospital with the beautiful voices of her family singing at her bedside. Visitation and Mass services will be held at Saint Anthony Church on Saturday, September 23, 2017, with family viewing from ...

Scott Edward Ken Kidnay, 48

Scott Edward Ken Kidnay, 48, of Lahaina, Maui, passed away on August 23, 2017, under the care of Hospice Maui, surrounded by his loving Ohana. A memorial service will be held at Maria Lanakila Church, 712 Wainee St., Lahaina, on Saturday, September 23, 2017; visitation from 9:00 a.m. till ...

Joan L. Minkler, 79

Joan L. Minkler, 79, of Makawao, Maui, passed away on September 11, 2017, at her home under the care of Islands Hospice, with her loving family by her side. She was born on November 27, 1937, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Joan is survived by her sons, Marc (Eileene) Minkler, Christian (Loyette) ...

Eleanor Onaona Motooka, 79

Eleanor Onaona Motooka, 79 of Kihei, Maui was born on March 10, 1938 in Hana, Maui. She moved to Oahu for 19 years and later returned home to Maui in 1978. She passed away on September 10, 2017 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She worked at Kamalii Elementary as a Teacher’s Aide for 8 years ...

Masashi Ogawa, 84

Masashi Ogawa, 84, of Wailuku passed away peacefully on August 12, 2017 at Maui Memorial Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. Services honoring Mr. Ogawa were held privately. Masashi was the former owner of Ogawa Service Station. Mr. Ogawa was predeceased by his parents, ...

Amy K. Oliveira, 84

Amy K. Oliveira, 84, of Hana, Maui, passed away on September 11, 2017, at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on October 2, 1932, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at St. Mary’s Church in Hana; mass will begin ...

Claudio Pellazar

Claudio Pellazar passed away quietly, as he lived, on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at his home in Harrisburg, PA. Claude was born on Maui, Hawaii to Donato and Primitiva Fillazar. parents and his brother Dodong Pellazar all from Maui. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, September 12 in ...

Rose Nahonoapiilani Laborte Rabanal, 64

Rose Nahonnoapiilani Laborte Rabanal, 64, of Las Vegas, Nevada, formerly of Maui, passed away on August 29, 2017, at Summerlin Hospital, Las Vegas. She was born on June 18, 1953 in Hawaii. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Norman’s ...

Hatsue Takatsuka, 95

Hatsue Takatsuka, 95, of Lahaina, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2017, with her loving family by her side. Services honoring the life of Mrs. Takatsuka will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the Lahaina Hongwanji Mission, with visitation at 9:00am, and service at 10:00am. ...

Mary Ann “Nina” Franco Joy, 68

Mary Ann “Nina” Franco Joy, 68 of Maui passed away August 26, 2017 on Oahu. She was born in Pu‘uneven, Maui. Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Pukalani on Friday, September 15, 2017 with visitation from 9:00 a.m.-12 noon. Burial will follow at ...

Elmo Bolante Badillo, 93

Elmo Bolante Badillo, 93, of Lanai city, passed away on September 9, 2017. He was born on May 18, 1924, in Poblacion, San Fernando, Masbate, Philippines. An overnight vigil will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the ILWU Union Hall Lanai; service starts at 6:00 p.m. ...