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Edward William Todd, 71, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2019 after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Ed was horn in the Philippines in 1948 to Dr. Edward and Mrs. Doris Todd and grew to in Hawaii on the island of Maui. The Todd school in Paia, Doris Todd Christian Academy is a tribute to Ed's parents and was named after Doris Todd after she passed away 1965. The school has been serving the community of Maui for over 60 years.
Ed graduated from Kaunoa School in 1962 and from Baldwin High School in 1966. After high school, Ed moved to Seattle for college and lived in the Pacific Northwest for the rest of his life, but he never lost his love for Hawai’i or stopped calling Maui home. He met the love of his life, Jan and in 1983 they married. Ed and Jan raised two children together, Erin and Kelsey.
Ed was a man of faith with lifelong passion for serving in his church as an elder at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church. He played a positive role in his community and served as President of the Chamber of Commerce, President of the School District Education Foundation, and was selected as Community Leader of the Year, all in Lake Oswego, Oregon. After moving to Seattle, Ed spent many years counseling and mentoring minority small business owners. In his career with Safeco, he served as a Diversity Marketing Specialist, where he identified and supported non-profit organizations serving their local communities throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Ed is survived by his wife Jan and daughter Kelsey Todd (Reed) of Seattle, his daughter Erin Todd (Christopher) and sister Barbara Chapman (Jones) of New Zealand, and step-mother Mabel Todd of Hawai’i.
Memorial donations in memory of Rd can be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (www.lbda.org/donate)
Bryant Recamara, 69, of Pattaya, Thailand, and formerly of Maui, passed away on February 26, 2018 in Thailand. He was born on October 31, 1948 in Wailuku.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018, at Ballard Family Mortuary. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with service at 10 a.m., committal service and urn burial will follow at Maui Veterans Cemetery at 1 p.m.
Bryant was a Veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his brothers, Joseph Ricamara, Charles (Elizabeth) Recamara, and Jerry (Clarice) Recamara; sisters, Beatrice Rivera, Aileen Damaso, Priscilla Ah Yen, Janice (Bonifacio) Fillazar, and
Deborah (Walter) Medeiros; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Condolences may be sent to: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com
William Mitsuo Hedani, 68, of Kahului, passed away peacefully at Maui Memorial Medical Center on June 12, 2017, with his loving children by his side.
Services honoring Mr. Hedani will be held at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Memorial services will begin at 5pm.
Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.
William was born on July 14, 1948 to Kenji & Sumio Hedani. He was the third of four sons. Mr. Hedani owned and operated Maui Paradise Tours for over 20 years before retiring in the early 90s. William will be remembered by friends and family as a caring and generous man who enjoyed talking story with just about anyone. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed spending time with and spoiling his grandchildren and the children in his neighborhood.
Mr. Hedani leaves behind to cherish his memory, daughter, Jenna Hedani; son, Cason Hedani and his grandchildren, Jada & Tyler Nascimento and Jayden Hedani. He also leaves his three brothers behind, Peter, James and Wayne Hedani.
68 of Honolulu, passed away on June 5, 2017. He was retired from HFM Food Service. He is survived by wife, Sharon; daughter, Stephanie; son, Shane; grandson, Atom; mother, Yoshie from Maui; brother, Ronald from San Jose; sister, Carole Ann Ageno. Visitation 10 AM Monday, June 26, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at 11 AM. No Flowers, Aloha Attire.
So sad to see my dear friend Stephen Ito among those classmates who were on the listing of those who left before us. Stephen and I spent our early years at Kaunoa Elementary, and were classmates at Baldwin High. We played trombone in the concert, pep, and marching bands. He was a good friend, with a good sense of humor.
I lost touch with Stephen after we both attended college (he went to UH and I went to Seattle Pacific Universtity). On my visits to Maui over the years, I would always visit Stephen's mother in Kahului. On trips where I would spend time on Maui and Oahu, I would call him. Stephen was my good friend in those early years. May he rest in peace.
Frances C. Oshita passed away at her Hollister home at the age of 67. She and her husband moved here from Santa Clara County just over a year ago. They were married in 1995 in Kauai, Hawaii. She attended The University of Hawaii and received her master's degree from Washington State University. She worked as a librarian most of her adult life for the Dept. of Education in Hawaii. She attended New Harvest Fellowship in Hollister. She is survived by her husband, Scott Oshita of Hollister, her mother Miyoko Nakagawa, her children, Joni Hamilton (Derrick) of Illinois, Jennifer Stolpe of Hawaii and Alayna Stolpe of Hawaii and her sister, Mitzi Sakamoto of Hawaii, and her Grandchildren Ty and Kassie Hamilton of Illinois. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home. Friends are invited to attend. Private cremation will be followed by private family inurnment.
Frances, we became Facebook friends before I actually got to see you at our last reunion, after all these years. I'm just glad we reconnected since our high school days even though I didn't know you well then and I was too shy then to come up and talk to you. I will miss your sense of humor and talking to you. Rest in peace.
Paulette Claire Okita, 67 of Kahului, passed away on March 22, 2016 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on April 26, 1948 in Paia, Maui. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului; services will begin at 7 p.m., and cremation will follow. Paulette retired as a Manager of Maui Clothing in Kihei. She is survived by her husband, Larry Okita; sons, James (Dorna) Legsay Jr., Craig (Joanne) Okita, and Lance (Delinah) Okita; brother, Robert Silva; sister, Barbara Graham; 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Paulette was predeceased by her brothers, Manuel “Tootsie” Silva Jr., William “Billy” Silva Sr., and George Wayne Silva.
Sheila Toshie Kono Kiyabu, 64, of Wailuku, Maui, passed away on October 11, 2013, at her home under the care of Hospice Maui, surrounded by family and close friends. She was born on November 21, 1948, in Wailuku, Maui.
Private services were held.
Sheila was Manager of Sheik's Restaurant for 36 years. She is survived by her husband, Dennis Kiyabu; father-in-law, Harry Kiyabu; sister, Lisa (Michael) Tateishi; nieces, Sara (Brian) Tanaka, Abby Tateishi, Kristi (Keoni) Ching, Dana (Robert) Kubota; nephew, Micah Tateishi; grand niece, Gabrielle Kubota; grand nephews, Noah Ching & Micah Ching.
Sheila and her husband used to frequent my hotel (Las Vegas Hilton). The last time I saw her she brought me some lau lau and poi from her restaurant. That was very kind of her to do. We attended school with her during the early years and I've always liked her and got along well with her. The class reunion gave us chance to reunite and talk about all times. She talked to me about her failing health the last time I saw her and couldn't help but notice that she had come back to the hotel for awhile. I will miss seeing her again. Rest in peace Sheila. It was nice knowing you.
From Susan Shimabukuro (Asato) on October 18th, 2013
I can't believe that Sheila passed away. My father, Robert Shimabukuro passed in Jan 2008 and the last year of his life he was getting confused and would get lost driving home from around Shiek's. My mom told me that the owner of Shiek's one day got into my dad's car and drove him home and my mom couldn't stop laughing when she saw him on the passenger's seat. My mom passed this year in April.
Sandra Sachiko Endo, 65, of Pearl City, passed away on September 23, 2013 at Kuakini Medical Center in Honolulu.
She was born in Puunene, Maui and is survived by her husband, Melvin; daughters, Keriane Endo of Honolulu and Brandi (Nathan) Wakabayashi of Kaneohe; brother, Spencer (Ann) Miyasato of Peoria, AZ; sister, Donna (Glenn) Shimabukuro of Waipahu and two grandchildren, Brianna Wood and Chase Wakabayashi.
Visitation 3 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 19) at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary-East Chapel, service 4:00 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.
Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary is assisting with the arrangements.
Christine Mitsue Shimizu, 64, of Waikapu, Maui, passed away on September 24, 2012, at her home. She was born on April 30, 1948, in Wailuku, Maui. Service was at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at St. Ann’s Church; burial at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery in Wailuku.
Christine retired as a Receptionst at Maui Medical Group in Lahaina. She is survived by her husband, Robert Shimizu Sr.; son, Robert (Julie Taketa) Shimizu Jr.; brother, Edward Tanouye; and sister, Gloria N. (David) Sato.
Joseph "Honey Boy" Momoa Kamaka Sr., 65, of Wailuku, Maui, passed away on June 13, 2012, at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on September 24, 1946, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Ballard Family Mortuary; service will start at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012, at Ballard Family Mortuary; service starts at 11 a.m.; lunch at the funeral home to follow, burial will be at 2:00 p.m., at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery in Wailuku.
Joseph was a highly decorated Marine Corps Veteran and a retired small business owner. Also a retired member of the Sons Of Hawaii MC Maui Chapter.
He is survived by his wife, Ana P. Kamaka; sons, Joseph K. (Jenie Cruz) Kamaka, Oliver N. Kamaka (deceased), Travis U. (Sandi) Kamaka; brothers, Charles Reinhardt, William, Reinhardt, Lloyd Reinhardt; sister, Marilyn Naki; grandchildren, Zachary Kamaka, Ahja Kamaka, Sasha Kamaka, Deana Kamaka, Jessica Kamaka; hanai children, and other extended ohana.
"Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrows, looking back in memory will help comfort our tomorrows"
Gayle Leinaala Nishimura, 61, of Lahaina, Maui, passed away on July 16, 2010 at her residence.
Visitation over urn from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Ballard Family Mortuary; Service will start at 6:30 p.m.
Ballard Family Mortuary is assisting with the arrangements.
Gayle was born on November 13, 1948, in Puunene. She is survived by her Husband, Norman Nishimura; Son, Nory (Kelly) Nishimura; Daughter, Jade (Mike) Jackman; Brother, Gary Vasconcellos; and 3 Grandchildren.
Gayle was a long time friend of mine.. Her Daughter Jade and my Daugther Vernette grow up together... Little did they know that there Mothers were Classmates of Baldwin High Class of 66... I have alot of good memories of Gayle.. Her SMILE just lights up a room.. And her laugh..... OMG.... She was a Great MOM and a great friend...Gayle battle Cancer for 10 yrs.... She was such a STRONG person.. God Bless you Gayle... You will always be remember in our hearts..ALOHA MY FRIEND
From Bernardo Feig on July 30th, 2010
I don't know much about Gayle, accept that she had just talked to me a month ago about Hooponopono and the Kahuna Breathing article in the BHS Newsletter.
Although she did not mention anything at all about her health challenge, I felt her energy. A modest and courageous person that I am glad to have connected with.
GOD BLESS EDWARD HOSAKA AND FIGHTING FOR USE IN THE VETERAN WAR.PLEASE SHOW RESPECT......................
From Eui Yol Lee on September 18th, 2010
He was a good father to his son and I knew one of them,corey hosaka he was sad when he dies but he never cried a lot,he said his in a better place now.Its true that he died on jan 2 2010.I know this because his sons said so.He was in the veteran war and he survied.He served his county and still came home and love his 4 boys.He bought them there needs and food.But his life was caught short when one of his vein was cut them bleed and went to his head and his hole body and died......God bless him.
A bunch of us from lower Waiehu and Puuohala camp teenagers hung out together and went swimming in the punawai's below the West Maui Mountains. We also paddled for the Hawaiian Canoe Club back in the late 50's and into the 60's. We were good friends and she is well blessed in a place that we'll meet again...aloha pumehana
Left us at Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center on Oahu. Glenn (59) was born May 19, 1948, in Wailuku. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Garcia: two sons, Alika and Kaleo Garcia; his father, Fred Garcia; his mother, Frances Garcia; and a brother, James Garcia and a sister Francine Garcia.
Alanjane was a beautiful and generous person. She always has a smile for you. Watch over us that are still here until we meet again. Aloha Noe!
From Guillmina Haleakala Reis on July 12th, 2010
Alanjane, Kathryn Inouye, and I were good friends starting from Wailuku Elem., Iao, and Baldwin. She first lived up Iao road and we would hang out and do crazy girlish things. I believed she married her highschool sweetheart, Kenneth and had a wonderful life. We had so much fun together and sad to hear that she passed away. God be with her till we all meet and celebrate again.....Aloha pumehana...
From Marilyn Bullock (Barlahan) on July 1st, 2010
I remember Alanjane as being a wonderful and true friend. We hung around together sharing some fun and serious times together. I never knew she left us until I saw it on this page. So Alanjane, my friend, may your soul rest in peace. until we meet again,Mahalo for being such a wonderful person. Good-bye my friend.
"Mary was a Dental asst. and office Manager for a Dentist in Mill Valley, Ca.for 15 yrs...We Moved back to Hawaii in 1983..Where she was Office Mgr and sales for State Farm Ins.agent in Wailuku till her passing...No we had no children.....Richard Hixonbaugh"
It was 50 years ago that we were surfing Hookipa, and most of the time were the only ones out there, along with P.J. Marciel, my neighbor who introduced me to Alika. That bay was ours and we surfed it any chance we had. I often wished that Alika had joined the Navy with me rather than the Army. One thing is for sure, Alika went all out! Rest in peace my brother.
From James K Kanekoa on November 1st, 2011
Alika was my cousin, we hung around a lot in grade school, at church, and even sometimes at his house in Naska. I wanted to meet up with him in Vietnam through being drafted, but that never happened for me, however sad enough my aunty came and told us that Alika was comming home in an unusual way. "ANO AI KEALOHA" to cuz Alika and a great big salute for a job well done till we all meet again.