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Maui Weekly Obituary Notices: Oct. 2, 2016

October 2, 2016, 10:06 AM HST
* Updated October 2, 1:13 PM
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Rose Rapoza

Rose Rapoza

Rose Rapoza
December 16, 1933 – September 26, 2016

Rose Elizabeth Rapoza, 82, of Mt. View, passed away on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 at home. Rose was born on Dec, 16, 1933, in Keaʻau. She was a retired LPN. Memorial Service to be held at Ballard Family Mortuary- Hilo (570 Kinoʻole St. Hilo, HI 96720) on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. Visitation starts at 3 p.m. Services start at 4 p.m. She is preceded in death by her son Kevin Rapoza. She is survived by her sons Melvin (Helen) Rapoza of Oahu, Kelly (Roberta) Rapoza of Hawaiʻi and Alan (Mandy) Rapoza of California; daughters Laura (Tracy) Lishman of Mt. View and Alana Rapoza-Caygill of Wisconsin; brother Wilford Ah Yo of Washington; sister Marilyn Ah Yo of California; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo.

Milton Satoru Sugiki
March 18, 1954 – September 23, 2016

Milton Satoru Sugiki, 62, of Kahului, passed away on Sept. 23, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Wailuku on March 18, 1954. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission, services will begin at 11 a.m.
Milton was the owner of MCL Plastering Company. He is survived by his daughter, Lee Ann (Dominic) Agabin; brother, Myron (Nancy) Sugiki; uncles, Kazuo (Toshiko) Sugiki, Alan (Yurino) Sugiki, and Dr. Shigemi Sugiki; and 2 grandchildren.

Alfredo Ventura Cudal
May 26, 1947 – September 22, 2016


Visitation: Wednesday, Oct. 12th, 2016, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, 712 Waineʻe Street, Lahaina, HI, 96761


Service: Wednesday, Oct. 12th, 2016, 7 p.m. at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, 712 Waine’e Street
Lahaina, HI, 96761

Interment Extra Info: Burial will be in the Philippines at a later date.

Paul Armando Palesi

Paul Armando

Paul Palesi
February 25, 1951 – September 17, 2016


Paul Armando Palesi, 65, of Kailua Kona, Hawaiʻi, was born in San Francisco, California on February 25, 1951, and passed away on Sept. 17, 2016. Paul worked as a roofer in construction.

He is survived by son John (Melissa) Palesi of Vacaville, California; daughter Jennifer (Daniel) Adams of Caldwell, Idaho; sister Kim Palesi-Dillingham of Long Beach, Mississippi; and four grandchildren.
Private services will be held.

Bryant “Charlie Tuna” Rude
September 18, 1948 – September 17, 2016

Bryant Rude of Pāʻia, universally known as “Charlie Tuna”, died Sept. 17, 2016 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born Sept. 18, 1948 in Santa Ana, California. His parents, Alan Grant Rude and Betty Louis Yates Rude, preceded him in death.

He served in the United States Army, receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1970. Charlie was an adventurous man who traveled extensively in Europe. An experienced sailor, he worked on sailboats that went from the Mainland to Maui and back three times, as well as many islands in the South Pacific.

For more than twenty years, Charlie was employed by Charley’s Restaurant in Pāʻia. He was also the caretaker of the restaurant’s Great Dane Mascots.

Charlie is survived by his sister Janet Rude of Napa, California and his final Great Dane, Sonny Boy.

Spreading of ashes will take place at Hoʻokipa Beach Park on Wednesday, Sept.28, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society on Maui.

Sarah Thurber

Sarah Thurber

Sarah Thurber
May 30, 1986 – September 15, 2016

Sarah Goodwin Thurber, 30, of Kamuela, Hawaiʻi, was born in Carlsbad, California on May 30, 1986, and passed away on Sept. 15, 2016. Sarah owned and operated Mermaid Cleaning Services of Kailua Kona.

She is survived by mother Deborah Goodwin of Kailua Kona; father Marshall Thurber of Heber City, Utah; son James Jeffrey Thurber, and daughter Natasha Rose Lofland of Kona.

Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a fund for Natasha and James at First Hawaiian Bank, Kamuela Branch. Please make check to “Friends of Sarah Goodwin Thurber” and include account #04117697 on check. They can also be mailed to First Hawaiian Bank, c/o Alan Pak,Branch Manager, Kamuela Branch, 67-1189 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela, HI 96743.

Conrado Astrande
December 31, 1969 – September 15, 2016

Friends may call between 5:30-9pm at Ballard Family Mortuary on Fri. Sept. 30. Service at 7 p.m. Friends may also call at 9 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Keaʻau. Mass at 10 a.m., burial at 12 noon at Homelani Memorial Park in Hilo. Survived by daughters, Reslenia (Lionel) Calvan of Honolulu, Perlita (Markus) Byrne-Herzog of Hilo; sons Warlito (Pauline) Astrande of Keaʻau, Guely (Bernie) Astrande of Oregon; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and brother, Petronilo T. Astrande of Philippines.

Elsie Yoshiko Tamaki
February 23, 1925 – September 14, 2016

Elsie Yoshiko Tamaki, 91, of Kahului, passed away on Sept. 14, 2016 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on Feb. 23, 1925 in Waiehu, Maui.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. and service to begin at 11 a.m.

Elsie retired from Takamiya Market.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Robert Hitoshi Tamaki. Elsie is survived by son, Wayne (Jayme) Tamaki; daughter, Gayle (David) Kama; grandson, Chayse Tamaki; brothers, Kenneth (Doris) Takamiya and James (Suzanne) Takamiya; sisters, Mildred Shimabuku and Maxine Oshiro.

The Tamaki family acknowledges with great appreciation the staff of Hale Makua Kahului and the North Unit for the care given to Elsie. The family requests no flowers.

Kele Smith
November 14, 1992 – September 13, 2016

Kele Bradley Samoy Smith, 23, born and raised in Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi. Born on Nov. 14, 1992 at Kona Hospital and passed away on Sept. 13, 2016.

Kele was an avid skateboard enthusiast, Certified Life Guard and Sushi Chef.

He is survived by his parents, Bradley and Michele Smith of Kailua-Kona; paternal grandfather, Toribio Samoy of Waikoloa, maternal grandmother, Lorraine “Bit: Shaw of Florida; brothers Keoni T. Samoy Smith of Kailua-Kona, Elika M. Samoy Smith of Kailua-Kona; sister Malia Nicole Samoy Smith of Waikoloa, nieces Tia and Liah of Waikoloa; numerous aunt, uncles & cousins.

Friends and family welcome to join the family on Oct. 15, 2016 at Hawaiian Queen Coffee Garden. A Memorial service will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Celebration of Life 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. food and drinks will be served.

Michelle Barker
January 24, 1956 – September 10, 2016

Michelle Barker, 60, of Pāhoa, HI, passed away on Sept. 10, 2016 at home. Michelle was born on Jan. 24, 1956 in Kansas. She worked as a Computer Website Developer. Private Services. She is survived by her companion Patrick “Burke” Walsh; son David Barker; daughter Jessica Barker; brothers Samuel Apuna III and John Apuna; sisters Melanie Denny and Melissa Apuna; Michelle is also survived by the father of her children Alan Barker.

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***For more information, to leave condolences, or to send flowers, visit the Ballard Family Mortuary website.

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