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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Memory of Maui’s Danny Mateo

October 11, 2019, 9:35 AM HST
* Updated October 11, 9:52 AM
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At the request of Mayor Michael Victorino, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i on ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 and on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 until sunset.

These are the dates of the services for former Maui County Council Chairman Danny Mateo, who died on Sept. 24, 2019, at the age of 68.

He served as a County Council member for 12 years from 2002 through 2013, eight as Council Chair. He recently retired as County Clerk.

“Danny was known for his tenacity, quick-wittedness and perseverance, and he was well respected by his peers for his leadership ability and compassion for his community. To his family, he was full of humor, loving, yet committed to ensuring that he did his part in making a difference for future generations. On behalf of the citizens of Hawaiʻi, I join Danny’s ‘ohana in bidding him a fond aloha,” said Gov. Ige.

Mayor Victorino added, “I will miss Danny’s great sense of humor, his smile and friendship. He wanted people to be comfortable, and he was passionate about his family, his lovely wife, his children and grandchildren, and the people of Maui County. He was a consummate professional and dedicated public servant. He will be greatly missed.”

Danny Mateo. File photo courtesy County of Maui. (Dec. 2013)

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