Maui Weekly Obituary Notices: Oct. 9, 2016
Elsie Pualeilani Rodrigues
January 19, 1931 – October 4, 2016
Elsie Pualeilani Rodrigues, 85, of Kūʻau, passed away on Oct. 4, 2016, at Hale Makua in Kahului. She was born on Jan. 19, 1931, in Wailuku.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church; mass will begin at 11 a.m.; a private urn burial will follow.
Elsie was a retired Security Guard for Freeman Security. She is survived by her daughters, Adelaide “Addie” Flynn, Melody (Ernest) Stratton, Margo (Norman) Fukushima, Charmaine (Leroy) Rodrigues, Ramona Rodrigues; sons, Karl Phillips, Keith (Teresa) Phillips, Kent (Gail) Phillips; 18 grandchildren; 7 step grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 9 step great grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter, 2 step great-great grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Audrey Flores and Marty Fordyce.
The family of “Aunty Elsie” want to express their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all the staff at Hospice Maui and at Hale Makua Kahului East. Mahalo nui loa.
January 19, 1929 – October 4, 2016
Roseline Marie Estrella, 87, of Makawao, passed away on Oct. 4, 2016, at her home under the care of Islands Hospice. She was born on Jan. 19, 1929, in Hawaiʻi.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church; mass will begin at 12 p.m.; burial will follow, 1 p.m., at the Maui Veteran’s Cemetery in Makawao.
Roseline was a retired business owner. She was predeceased by her husband, Herman R. Estrella, and daughter, Judy Pahukoa. She is survived by her son, Herman H. (Ernestine) Estrella; daughter, Loretta (Lee) Estrella Marciel; son-in-law, Raymond Pahukoa; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Manuel Lopes III
July 28, 1969 – October 2, 2016
Manuel Lopes III, 47, of Kula, passed away on October 2, 2016 in Kula. He was born on July 28, 1969 in Santa Ana, California.
Visitation will be held from 6 pm. to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016, at Ballard Family Mortuary, service at 7 p.m.
Visitation will also be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at St. Anthony Church in Wailuku, Mass will begin at 11 a.m., and cremation will follow.
Family requests no flowers.
Manuel was employed at Kula Lodge. He was a genuine people-person with an unforgettable personality. He was a loving father, son, brother, cousin, and friend. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him and he will never be forgotten.
He is survived by his sons, Aaron R. (Tatiana) Quitazol-Lopes, Nicholas D.O. Lopes, and Isaiah L.I. Quitazol-Lopes; mother, Monica Revells; sister, Alyssa Lopes; brothers, Joshua Revells, and Travis Lopes; granddaughter, Aneleia Rose Quitazol-Lopes; grandmother, Margaret Louis; and fiancé, Alda Zapata.
Debra Anne Pedro
September 5, 1954 – October 1, 2016
Debra Anne Pedro, 62, of Kīhei, passed away on Oct. 1, 2016 at her home. She was born on Sept. 5, 1954 in Honolulu.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului; services will begin at 12:30 p.m., and cremation will follow.
Debra is survived by her only child, a daughter, Calmentina “TINA” Pedro (Terrance “KEONI”) Gomes; brother, Joseph “Joe” Pedro; sisters, Calmentina “Cal” (Leonard Sr.) Feliciano, Trina (Dennis Sr.-deceased) De Motta; granddaughters, Ajalee Pedro-Moniz, and Aeva Gomes; and grandson, Atlas Gomes; nieces, Baby Girl “Josette” Pedro (deceased), and Tanya Feliciano (deceased); nephews, Leonard Feliciano, Jr., Gregory Feliciano, Joshua Feliciano, Curtis Pedro, Adrien “Kula” Pedro, Alfred Salcedo, Scot De Motta, Marc De Motta, Erik De Motta, and Dennis De Motta Jr. (deceased).
Debra was predeceased by her father, Alfred Pedro Sr.; mother, Mary Militante; brothers, Alfred Pedro Jr., Randolph Militante; and sister, Wanda Pedro.
Rufina Sagayaga Dela Cruz
November 15, 1944 – September 29, 2016
Rufina Sagayaga Dela Cruz, 71, of Makawao, passed away on Sept. 29, 2016 at her residence, under the care of her loving family and Hospice Maui. She was born on Nov. 16, 1944 in the Philippines.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 at Norman’s Mortuary; service will begin at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at Norman’s Mortuary; prayer service at 11:30 a.m.; followed by burial, 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Rogelio Dela Cruz; son, Roland Dela Cruz; daughter, Rosie (Ricardo) Santos; siblings, Demetrio Sagario, Carlina S. Queja, Antonio Sagario, Luis Sagario, Alejandro Sagario, Domingo Sagario, Inocencio Sagario; 2 grandchildren, Miyka, and Kolten.
Keith Thurston Tatsuo Shimomura
June 6, 1943 – September 27, 2016
Keith Thurston Tatsuo Shimomura, 73, of Pukalani, passed away on Sept. 27, 2016 in Kahului, under the care of Islands Hospice and his loving family. He was born on June 7, 1943 in Lahaina, Maui.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 at Norman’s Mortuary; eulogy at 7:20 p.m.; service at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 at Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Shimomura; sons, William (Connie) Laborte, Clarence “Halona” (Karen) Laborte, Windley (Wendy) Laborte; daughter, Rose (David) Rabanal; brothers, Stanley (Mary) Shimomura, Ralph “Mako” (Aileen) Shimomura, Melvin (Jeanne) Shimomura, deceased-Kenneth (Ellen) Shimomura, Dennis Shimomura, Ernest (Stacey) Shimomura, Corwin (Elsie) Shimomura; sisters, Carolyn (Raymond) Kidani, Diane (Glenn) Erickson; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren.
Frank William Gardanier Jr.
May 6, 1944 – September 16, 2016
Frank William Gardanier, Jr., 72, passed away peacefully at his home on Sept. 16, 2016, in Makawao, Maui, Hawaiʻi. Formerly of Albion, Michigan, Frank graduated from Albion High School in 1962. He greatly enjoyed playing sports while in school. He also worked at Fannings Chevrolet, Sportman Shop and Union Steel Products before heading to California to attend Taft College. While in college, Frank met Shelley, the girl he would marry. After marrying Shelley Kahoʻohanohano, the couple moved to Maui (Shelley’s home town) and Frank joined the National Guard. Frank served in the Vietnam War. Upon returning from the war, Frank worked at AMFAC as a draftsman, then at Maui Electric in the engineering department. Finally, he became a business owner of Residential Designs where he drew home plans for many beautiful homes here on Maui. He loved watching sports and being around his family and grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct.14, 2016, at St. Antony Catholic Church; prayer service will begin at 11:30 a.m.; burial will follow, 1 p.m., at the Maui Veteran’s Cemetery in Makawao.
He is survived by his wife, Rochelle Gardanier; mother, Leona Gardanier; son, Chad (Lehua) Gardanier; daughters, Jennifer (Tyrone Duncan) Gardanier, Kristine Mone’t (Kele Irvine) Gardanier; hanai daughter, Rosie (Daniel) Kahiamoe; brother, Paul Gardanier; sister, Pam (Larry) Hamlin; 13 grandchildren, Emelie, Cody, James, Kaeo, Desha, Tre, Kiki, TJ, Tiana, Shyla, Danyel, Jordan, Sydney; and 2 great grandchildren, Izac and Jayce.
***For more information, to leave condolences, or to send flowers, visit the Ballard Family Mortuary website.