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Maui Obituary Notices: Week of Jan. 15, 2018

January 15, 2019, 12:32 PM HST
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Richard “Dickie” Joaquin

Richard “Dickie” Joaquin
January 25, 1946 – January 7, 2019

Richard “Dickie” Joaquin, 72 of Kahului, passed away on Jan. 7, 2019. He was born on Jan. 25, 1946 in Pāʻia, Maui.

Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 at Ballard Family Mortuary, service 11 a.m., with burial to follow at Maui Veterans Cemetery at 1 p.m.

Richard was a graduate of Baldwin High School. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. After retiring from Hawaiian Tel as a cable splicer manager, he worked for Allens Plumbing as a dispatcher and was a hiker on weekends for Avis/Budget. Richard’s pride and joy was his family and there is nothing he enjoyed more than spending time with his loved ones. He also spent many years coaching youth soccer and baseball.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Francine “Candy” Joaquin; sons, Scott (Nicole) Joaquin, and Jonathan “J” (Tia) Joaquin; daughter Nicole (Joe) Joaquin-Foster; grandchildren, Taylissa (Cory) Lehano, Tiani Joaquin-Foster, Ariyanna Joaquin, Tyra (Chandler) Wade, Taj Joaquin, and Japheth Joaquin; great-grandchildren, Ryla Lehano, and Hunter Thyne; brother, Thomas (Marlene) Joaquin; and sister, Sandi (Terry) Gusman; in-laws Sedring and Katherine Bulda.


Richard is predeceased by his parents, Louis and Pauline Joaquin.


Charlotte Puha
March 29, 1943 – January 5, 2019

Charlotte is survived by her children Tami Nohealani Puha, Wendi Keala (Adrian) Hoopai, Wayne Keone (Jenn) Puha Sr., Babette Diane (Jimmy) Kahalekai; grandchildren, Allen Kato Kahuialoha (Ani) Puha, Willeen Leinaala Puha, William Lepelio Puha Jr., Whitney Lilii Anela O Ka Lani (Kaalai) Miller, Waylen Lanakila Hele Haaheo Keneke Puha, Aisley Hepomaikaiiamaiokeakua Anuhea Hoopai, Jordon Kamahele Takakura-Puha, Keonekai Austin Puha, Wayne Keone Puha Jr., James Kimo Kahalekai Jr., Brandon Kaimana Kahalekai, Derek Kaipo Kahalekai Sr., Zachary Kekoa Kahalekai, Melissa Dela Cruz, Hollee Dela Cruz; great grandchildren, Alina Kapuanani Miller, Kaalai Alii Sterling Miller Jr., Kaspian Kukailimoku Miller, Derek Kaipo Kahalekai Jr., Eden Lopaka Kahoohanohano, Kash Anthony Kahopahele Oly Kahoohanohano; sisters, Susan Kahana Niau, Patricia Mahealani Stone.She is predeceased by her husband, William Kenneth Puha; parents, Charles and Susan Palakiko; son, William Lepelio (Cherleen) Puha Sr.; brother James Palakiko.  Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service will begin at 11 a.m.

Christopher B Lopez Jr.

Christopher Lopez
November 29, 1944 – January 5, 2019


Christopher was a retired supervisor of Maui Electric and the Māʻalaea power plant. He enjoyed golfing and was the treasurer for the Pukalani Country Club. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family. Christopher is survived by his wife Patricia Carol Lopez. His mother; Stella Lopez. Sons; Christopher Lopez III (Jeannie), Carlton Koa Lopez (Michelle). Stepchildren; Dawn (Kenneth) Kinores, Kevin (Aimee) Inouye, Shane (Jenna) Inouye, along with 7 grandchildren and 2 hanai grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters; Arleen Tolentino, Brenda Lopez and brother; Douglas Lopez.
He is predeceased by his father Christopher B. Lopez Sr. Memorial Service will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church in Kahului on Jan. 18, 2019. Visitation will be begin at 9:30 a.m. with Mass to follow at 11 a.m.

Ralph Gens
November 25, 1924 – January 3, 2019

Ralph Samuel Gens, of Kailua Kona, Hawaiʻi, passed away on Jan. 3, 2019. He was born in Berlin, Germany on Nov. 25, 1924. Ralph served in the U.S. Army, WWII, and worked as Chief Engineer at the Bonneville Power Administration.

He is survived by son David (Cynthia) Gens of Portland, Oregon; daughter Marilyn-Renee Gens Johnson of Kailua Kona; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; dear cousins, worldwide.

Private services will be held. The family suggests donations to the Kahalu’u Bay Education Center, .

Lucilla Pacubas Paet

Lucilla Pacubas Paet
October 31, 1965 – January 2, 2019

Lucila Pacubas Paet, 53 of Wailuku, passed away on Jan. 2, 2019 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on Oct. 31, 1965 in the Philippines.

Visitation from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at St. Anthony Church, prayer service 7 p.m.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 at Christ the King Church, Mass 9 a.m., and burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Lucila was a gourmet cook for Gate Gourmet.

She is survived by her husband, Efren Paet; children, Efrenila, Robin, and Kimberly Joy Paet; grandchildren, Eithan Riley, and Haydin Keahiuluikamalu; sisters, Caridad Abinion Pacubas, Laura Pacubas Vizarra, Julita Pacubas Cortez, Irene Pacubas Banez, Rosemarie Abinion Pacubas; and brother, Richard Abinion Pacubas.

Mauloa Kamalii Pacheco

Mauloa Pacheco
May 26, 1998 – January 1, 2019

Mauloa Kamali’i “Kama” Pacheco, age 20, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Kula Maui. He was born May 26, 1998, in Wailuku Maui. He was a 2017 graduate of King Kekaulike High School.

Kama truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; playing sports and spending time with his parents and brother.

He is survived by his parents Ronda L. and Charlie Pacheco Jr; brother, Makana Pacheco; and many aunties, uncles, and cousins. Family, friends, and others whose lives Kama touched are invited to his celebration of life at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 4300 Lower Kula Rd, Kula, from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019.

Oberle Kaanana

Oberle Kaanana
January 11, 1932 – December 31, 2018

Oberle Kaanana peacefully passed away in his sleep at Yukio Okutsu Veterans State Home in Hilo, Hawaiʻi on Dec. 31, 2018 at the age of 86. He was born on Maui at Puʻunēnē Hospital on Jan. 11, 1932.

He is survived by his children Jac (Tobi) Kaanana and Oberle Haleakala “Holly” (Keith) Larsen. Along with brother; George Kaanana.

He was predeceased by his parents David (Ida K. Kahue) Kaanana Sr., brothers; David Kaanana Jr. and Kimo Kaanana Sr., sisters; Josephine Hilderbrand, Victoria Pilialoha Kaanana and Ku’ulei Kaanana-Williams.

Memorial Services will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at Ballard Family Mortuary in Kahului. Cremation to follow and family request fresh flower leis.

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