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Maui Weekly Obituary Notices: Nov. 13, 2016

November 13, 2016, 1:40 PM HST
* Updated November 13, 1:42 PM
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Robin Laguardia Agorilla

Robin Laguardia Agorilla

Robin Laguardia Agorilla
November 16, 1959 – November 16, 2016

Robin Laguardia Agorilla, 56, of Wailuku, Maui, passed away on November 6, 2016, under the care of Islands Hospice. He was born on November 16, 1959, in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2016, at Norman’s Mortuary; service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Norman’s Mortuary, prayer service will begin at 11:00 a.m.; burial will follow, 12:30 p.m., at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery in Haiku.

Robin worked at Maui Land & Pineapple Company. He was predeceased by his wife, Monica Agorilla. He is survived by his sons, Oliver (Josephine) Agorilla, Roel Agorilla; daughters, Bella Agorilla, Alma (Mark) Gambeng; brother, Gilbert (Jennifer) Agorilla; sisters, Gloria Badua, Lolita Abes, Marissa (Dindo) Peralta, Genalyn Agorilla; and 10 grandchildren.

Dennis Masaru Shiroma
January 9, 1931 – November 7, 2016


Shirley Leinani Fujimoto
February 7, 1937 – November 3, 2016

Chris Kai'aokamalie Malie

Chris Kai’aokamalie Malie


Chris Kai’aokamalie Malie
April 28, 1959 – October 29, 2016

Chris Kai’aokamālie Malie, 57, passed away on October 29 2016 at his home, in Kihei, Maui. He was born on April 28, 1959 in Los Angeles, California and had encompassed his walk of life as Director of Sales, Leisure, for the Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau.

He is predeceased by his father, John Kai’aokamālie Spencer; Survived by his Mother, Eleanor (Leonardo) Robles of California; Brothers – Gary Robles of Texas, Terence (Tricia) Robles of California, Anthony (Sharon) Dual of Hawaii Oceanview Estates, Edwin Spencer of Honolulu, Hawaii, James (Pam) Spencer of Hawaii Oceanview Estates, Willy (Meagan) Kai’aokamālie of Milolii, Hawaii, Russell (Tammy) Spencer of Hawaii Oceanview Estates; Sisters – Mae (Melvin) Palea of Honaunau, Hawaii, Kathleen Momi (Joe) Tawater of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Sister In-Law – Becky (John-Deceased) Malie of California; Close Friend – Allen Hanberg of Kihei, Maui; together with numerous Aunties, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.


Services will be held at the Royal Lahaina Resort Ballroom, on November 19th, starting at 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Donald Nitsche
January 20, 1930 – October 28, 2016

Donald Gilbert Nitsche, 86, of Ocean View, Hawaii, was born in Seattle, Washington on January 20, 1930, and passed away on October 28, 2016 at home. Donald served our Country in the US Navy, “Seabees”, and was a Korean War Vet. He served his community in Ocean View in many ways including obtaining a water well.

He is survived by spouse Martha; son Karl (Anafel) Nitsche of Napil, Maui; daughter Jahna Brown of Ocean View; sister Lynn Layton of Seattle, Washington, five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Military Honors are scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 12:00 at West Hawaii Veteran’s Cemetery. Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm at Kahili Blvd., Ocean View, Hawaii.

William Kukaua Jr.

William Kukaua Jr.

William Kukaua Jr.
May 6, 1943 – October 27, 2016

William “Bill” Kukaua Jr., 73, of Makawao, passed away on October 27, 2016 at his residence. He was born on May 7, 1943 in Paia, Maui.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 18, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Makawao, mass will begin at 11:30 a.m., and burial will follow at 1 p.m. at Maui Veteran’s Cemetery.

Bill was a veteran of the Army National Guard. He retired from Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company where he worked as an equipment servicer.

He is survived by his brother, Louis (Lani) Kukaua; sisters, Patsy Ponce, and Nora Vierra; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Hannah Pang

Hannah Pang

Hannah Pang
January 31, 1920 – October 26, 2016

Hannah Bailey Pang, 96, of Wailuku, Maui, passed away on October 26, 2016, at her home, under the care of Hospice Maui. She was born on January 31, 1920, in Wailuku.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at St. Anthony Catholic Church; mass will begin at 11:00 a.m.; burial will follow, 2:00 p.m., at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery in Wailuku.

Hannah was a retired pineapple trimmer at Maui Land & Pineapple Company. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard H.S. Pang Sr. and son, Richard Pang Jr. (Josephine), and is survived by her daughters: Rose (Adam) Sagon; Hannah (Robert) Idemoto; Elizabeth (David-deceased) Flores; Lillian (Joseph-deceased) Pagan; and Bertha (Richard) Drayson. She cherished her 19 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren; and 22 great-great grandchildren.

Hannah was a descendant of Edward and Caroline Bailey, originally from Holden, Massachusetts, who were teachers at the Wailuku Female Seminary (now Hale Ho’ike’ike at the Bailey House). Her grandparents were James Clark Bailey, 4th son of Edward and Caroline, and Ulunui Kaholokula. She enjoyed helping with garden restorations at the Bailey House too.She was devoted member of St. Anthony Church, Hannah blessed attendees with the beautiful and intricate Kikania (Cigar flower) lei she created. In addition, she was a member of the church choir, Hui O Akoni Hemolele and the Eucharistic Ministry. Her hobbies included crocheting, gardening, sharing plants, and sewing Kikania lei daily.

The family would like to thank Hospice Maui for their compassionate care of Hannah Bailey Pang.Online condolences:

Dorothy June Gonzales

Dorothy June Gonzales

Dorothy June Gonzales
June 21, 1933 – October 24, 2016

Dorothy June Gonzales, 83, of Kula, Maui, passed away on October 24, 2016. She was born on June 21, 1933, in Puunene. June was known for her awesome Portuguese sweet and milk breads made at home and always delivered fresh.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at Holy Ghost Church in Kula; mass will begin at 11:00 a.m.; burial will follow, 1:00 p.m., at the Maui Veteran’s Cemetery in Makawao with lunch to follow at Holy Ghost Church hall.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Joseph John Gonzales, Jr.; daughters, Ethelreada Bode, Renee A. Gonzales; granddaughters, Kassie Bode, Kelly (George) Cordeiro, Reane Gonzales-Tavares; 4 grandchildren; brothers, Caesar (Maryanne) Rezentes, Jr. and Alan Rezentes.

Also, a very big Mahalo to all the first responders who came to her aid.

Marianne Cordeiro
December 30, 1934 – October 23, 2016

Kiyoko Kay Bal
February 2, 1920 – October 22, 2016

Kiyoko Kay Bal, 96, of Kahului, passed away on October 22, 2016, at Hale Makua Kahului. She was born on February 2, 1920, in Wailuku.

Kiyoko is survived by her son, Robert “Robbie” (Bonny) Bal, daughter, George Ann Bal; daughter-in-law, Janet Bal; 4 grandchildren, Terri, Jason, Korie, Amber; 6 great grandchildren, Keola, Brandy, Timi, Jasti, Kiare, Tyli; and 1 great-great grandchild, Jax.

Services will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2016, in the Keawe Room at Cafe O’Lei At the Dunes.

"Coach" Rodney Hayashi

“Coach” Rodney Hayashi

“Coach” Rodney Hayashi
May 19, 1947 – October 19, 2016

Rodney Hayashi, 69, of Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, passed away on October 19, at Kaiser Moanalua Hospital on Oahu. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii on May 19, 1947.

He is survived by his wife Jeannie; sons, Dr. Rick (Frances) Hayashi of Oahu, Kyle Hayashi; daughters Kristine (Rod) Hayashi, Kelly (Akima) Mokiao; Sister Mineko (Donald) Takeuchi of Los Angeles California and his Brother Gary (Olga) Hayashi of Hilo; Rodney is also survived by his 8 lovely grandchildren Jordynn, Alison, Jaelynn, Ryan, Kanoho, Ka‘onohikaumaka, Katie and Kailani.

Rodney retired from Maui Electric Co. in 2010, after 30 years of service. He enjoyed going to Las Vegas, UH Football, fishing, coaching swimming, and also spending time with his grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Grace Bible Church, 635 S. Hina Ave., Kahului, on November 19, 2016, starting from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Service will be at 5:00 p.m.; Casual Attire, HSC or UH t-shirt.

The family requests no flowers. Donations can be made to Hawai‘i Swim Club or the charity of your choice.

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

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