Maui Obituary Notices: Week of March 29

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Ida Kauwe

Ida Kauwe

February 29, 1932 – March 1, 2020

I am filled with thanksgiving as the Holy Spirit brings me to the promise that God has in store for me. On the wings of glory I soar to where family and friends from time immemorial rejoice in my coming. There God’s infinite love reigns supreme. There my love for you has no end.

After her 88th leap year birthday, Jesus in His divine mercy embraced Ida and her heavenly celebration began. Ida Kauwe went to this great event on March 1, 2020 from home. Her husband, sons, some grand-children and close friends were present for her departure and bade farewell with tender love.

Ida is survived by her husband Greg Kauwe, sons Howard Painter and Joseph Kauwe, hanai son Michael Quidachay (Hoku), 10 grand-children and 18 great-grand-children. She was born to Warren and Erma Keenan in Martinez, Calif. on Feb. 29, 1932.


We are very grateful for Father John Hatcher who visited, blessed and gave her Holy Communion on Fridays. Also, Hospice Maui and its staff for the outpouring of love Ida received under their care particularly from Chaplin Therese, Nurses Joni, Venesha, Barbara, Giulaiana, Jennifer, Julie, Josehine, Colleen and Suzette, Nurse’s Aides Meghan, Mitsue, Malia, Evie and Lori, Doctors Nancy Long and Chad Farmer.

Fred  Camero

Fred Camero

January 6, 1928 – February 21, 2020

Fred Guillermo Camero Sr. died peacefully in the ‘Ano’ano Care home on Feb. 21, 2020 in Kapaʻau, Hawai’i at the age of 92. He was born on January 6, 1928 in the Philippines.


Fred is survived by his wife, Rosita Magaoay Camero, his children, Philip Vance Camero, Joan Camero Parris, Carmela Magaoay Camero, Fred Guillermo Camero Jr., Amalia ArcieRose Camero Kettering, and Cameron Patrick Camero, his grand-children, Micah Camero, Danielle Camero, Calla Camero, Mitchell Parris, Mikela Parris, Ryan Rice, Jasmine Rice, Ian Rice, Kalan Camero, Colby Camero, Malia Camero, Kalena Kettering, Kainoa Kettering, Chanelle Camero, and Aidan Camero.

Fred was born on Jan. 6, 1928 in Solsona, Philippines to his mother, Maria Guillermo Camero and his father, Santiago Camero. He is the youngest male and second youngest of six children. Fred finished school in 8th grade to take care of his family who had little means. He spent most of his time as a child fishing to feed his mother and five siblings, before immigrating to Hawai’i to make a better living for himself and his family in the Philippines. After moving to Lanai City to pick pineapple on the Dole plantation fields, he met the love of his life Rosita Agonoy Magaoay and married on April 5, 1953.

Fred’s children remember him as a kind, gentle, patient, and driven father who encouraged them to live a more meaningful life through education, having them work on the plantation at an early age to show them the challenges of physical labor that he experienced. Fred was accomplished at musical entertaining, and would often perform and sing at parties or gatherings. He was a dedicated individual who, above all talents and accomplishments, was most proud of his family, which includes his beautiful wife, six children, and fourteen grandchildren. Fred was an active and dedicated member of the Lanai Filipino Community, and in 2003 Fred and Rosita were recognized as “Parents of the Year” by the State Philippine Cultural Foundation.

Juanita Bumanglag

October 12, 1924 – March 8, 2020


Juanita Calad Bumanglag, 95 of Lanai City, Hawaii passed away on March 8, 2020 in her home on Lanai. She was born on October 12, 1924 in North Hilo, Hawaii.

Juanita has lived on Lanai for many years and has worked as a field laborer for the Dole Company. She is a widow, but is survived by her cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Services will be held at Scared Hearts Church on Lanai on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Visitation to begin at 10:00 a.m. with Mass to begin at 11 a.m. Once services has concluded, burial to commence at the Lanai Community Cemetery.

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