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Maui Obituary Notices: Week of Oct. 6

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Imelda Lacuesta

June 19, 1965 – September 28, 2019

Services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ballard Family Mortuary

Dennis Mateo

Dennis Mateo

August 21, 1951 – September 24, 2019

Dennis “Danny” Alfred Mateo Sr., 68, of Pukalani, Maui, passed away on Sept. 24, 2019 at Maui Memorial Medical Center in the company of his family and close friends. He was born on Aug. 21, 1951, in Puʻunēnē, Maui.

Danny graduated from St. Anthony School in 1970. He served as a Maui County Council Member from Molokaʻi for 12 years, eight of those years as the Council Chair. He recently retired as County Clerk. He is predeceased by mother, Nora Lopes; father, Vicente Mateo; brothers, Gilbert Mateo, Ernest Leong; and sister, Beverly Richardson. He is survived by his wife Clarissa Mateo; son, Dennis “Kaneala” Mateo Jr. (Sarita); daughters Heidi Tomas (Reynaldo), Noralyn Koahou (Gary), and Tiara Mateo; sisters, Norma Leite (Fred), Janet Fernandez (Toby), Ludy Garcia (Frank), Marie Souza (Stanley); 16 grandchildren, Kaulana, Alyssa, Jayden, Marcus, Ikaika-Rey, Nahe, Tiani, Nalu, Daniel Hoʻokele, Troy, Tayjah, Kayana, Keileah, Keziah, Kahanu. Numerous Nieces & Nephews.


Family visitation will be held at 9 a.m., Public at 10 a.m. Memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Family requests Aloha or Purple attire.

In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to: Dennis Mateo Jr. P.O. Box 880370, Pukalani HI 96788.

Candido Natividad

Candido Natividad

October 3, 1932 – September 23, 2019

Candido Duyan Natividad, 86, passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 at his Kīhei home. He was the husband of Celedonia Narito Natividad. They shared 46 years of marriage together.


Born in the province of Pangasinaan in the Philippines, he was the son of Antonio Natividad and Catalina Duyan and the eldest of 13 siblings. He graduated from Binalonan High School, Philippines, and worked as a carpenter before moving to Hawai`i in 1969. He then became a carpenter foreman for Kenneth General Construction in O`ahu from 1969-1981, then relocated to Maui to work as both a utility worker at Sheraton Lahaina from 1982 to 1995 and a security guard for Wackenhut Maui from 1990 until his retirement in 1997.

Papa Candi is survived by spouse Celedonia and children Hilda (Sonny Cabaya – deceased), Gavin (Erlinda), Estrelita (Rodrigo Domingo – deceased), Estela (Daniel Garcia), Antonio, Kenneth (Robin), Grace (Donald Gerard), Gilbert, Joyce (Jimmy Del Rosario) and hanai-daughter Chelsey Leilani (Travis Kahaleauki), as well as 32 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by parents Antonio and Catalina,
brothers Rafael and Eddie, sister Marivick, and daughter Estrella.

Funeral services to honor his life will be Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at Norman Mortuary in Wailuku, Maui. Viewing will begin at 9 a.m. with burial to follow at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haʻikū.

Troy “Kaliki” Abordo-Lecker

January 27, 1985 – September 7, 2019

Troy Joseph Kalikiano Abordo-Lecker of Hana passed away on Sept. 7, 2019 at his family home surrounded by love. He was born on January 27th, 1985 in Hāna, Maui.


Kaliki had a strong passion for God, Family, and Music. He had the ability to effortlessly string together words, in an instance and in such a way it brings a smile to the faces of those listening, sometimes in laughter or tears of admiration. He was a man full of motivation and lived everyday as a new day. He loved working outdoors, and as a cook at Hana Ranch Restaurant.

He is survived by his children, Zion James Kalikiano Hoover (mother, Mary Hoover), Ra Ka’eo Polani’ula Payne-Lecker; companion, Grace Payne; mother, Lucille Noelani Lecker; brothers, Dylan Lecker-Agnew, Kaimi Hadley, RJ Hadley, Jorden, Jacob, Cody, and Braven Abordo; sisters, Shyanne Lecker-Agnew, Hokulani Rodriguez, and Shyann Freitas; grandparents, Ronald and Elizabeth Lecker, grandmother; Linda-Mae Abordo; plenty loving aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Kaliki is predeceased by his father, Troy Abordo and grandfather, Eddie Abordo.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday Oct. 26, 2019 at Wananalua Congregation Church in Hana. Service will begin at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at Mother Alice Hall. Cremation will follow privately. Ohana requests to please limit flowers to leis only.


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