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Maui Obituary Notices: Week of April 12

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Gerald Pang Ching

Gerald Pang Ching

May 1, 1936 – March 28, 2020

Gerald Pang Ching, 83, of Wailuku passed away peacefully on March 28, 2020 at his residence. He was born on May 1, 1936 in Hilo.

Gerald is survived by his sons, Jerry Pang Ching and Joseph Pang Ching Sr.; brother, Calvin Pang Ching; grandson, Joseph “Kawila” Pang Ching Jr.; granddaughter, Naz Pang Ching and great granddaughter, Kamile Mukaihata.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Malani Ruby

Malani Ruby


May 17, 1937 – March 25, 2020

Ruby Leilani Malani, 82, of Hilo, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Pohai Malama. She was born in Hawaii on May 17, 1937. She was a retired Cafeteria Worker. She was a member of Haili Church Choir, Laupahoehoe Congregational Church, and member of Alu Like Kupuna Program.

Private services held.

Ruby Leilani is survived by son Clement (Regina) Malani Jr. of Hilo; Cynthia (Calvin) Malani of Hilo, Catherine (Todd) Kaide of Hilo, Carol Malani of Hilo, Hanai- daughter Piilani Mahoe of Honolulu; sister Laverne Sylva of Kona; 6 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren; numerous cousins.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo.


Lynette Hill

Lynette Hill

July 15, 1961 – March 21, 2020

Lynette Renee Patao Hill, 58, of Kahului, passed away on March 21, 2020. She was born in Wailuku on July 15, 1961 to Henry and Yolanda Patao. Lynette was a graduate of Maui High School and Trendsetters Beauty College. She was a member of King’s Cathedral Church and formerly worked at Costco.

Lynette was predeceased by her husband, Calvin and father, Henry. She is survived by her mother, Yolanda, brothers, Randy Patao, Roger (Susan) Patao, Henry “Puppet” (Tammy) Patao and sister, Tracy (Duane) Feliciano, daughters, Dayna (Sandy) Baz, Whitney (Randy Cortez) Hill, son, Calvin Makana Hill, and 9 grandchildren.

Due to COVID-19, private viewing and service will be held.


Patricia Lou Ross

April 29, 1924 – March 19, 2020

Patricia Lou Absher Ross, 95, of Kīhei Maui, died peacefully March 19, 2020 in Kula Maui. Patricia was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Lt. Cmdr. John William Ross, Jr. and her son-in-law Michael Dudley.
She leaves behind her four children: Mary Saylor (Scott), Bill Ross (Susanna), Jim Ross (Didi), and Nancy Dudley; six grandchildren: Scott, Nicole, Emily, Joel, Angela, and Nathan; two hanai daughters: Cindy and Janet; one great grandchild Jimmy, and she also leaves behind many loving family members and friends. The family offers heart felt thanks to all of Patricia’s caregivers, Caring K9s Maui, and to Hospice Maui.
Patricia was born in Napavine Washington on April 29, 1924. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Nursing and served in the Cadet Nurse Corp during and after WWII. After raising her four children, she returned to nursing and college earning her Master’s Degree enabling her to expand her career into Health Education. Throughout her life she continued volunteering for organization and causes close to her heart including Veterans Administration Maui and Hospice Maui. A memorial service will be held at a future date.


Andree Jordan

Andree Jordan

June 28, 1943 – March 15, 2020

Andree Edmond Danna Jordan, 76, of Kailua Kona, died March 15, 2020, in Kailua Kona. She was born June 28, 1943, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Andree worked as an artist and author.

She is survived by daughter Michele Andree Burton of Morrow, Ohio; son Christopher Dale Jordan of Houston, Texas; sisters Diane Elliott from Norco, Louisiana; Arlene (Hayden) Evans from Novato, California; Cherie (Wes) Young from Cummings, Georgia; Joy Lyn (Thomas) Cates from Lake Charles, Louisiana; and four grandchildren.

A life celebration will be planned for a future date; please contact Meggi Worbach at (808) 938-9525.

Barbara Laskowski

Barbara Laskowski

June 17, 1949 – March 14, 2020

Barbara Laskowski, age 70, of Kapaʻau, Hawaiʻi passed away at her home on March 14 after a long period of chronic illness and a short acute illness. Barbara leaves her husband of 44 years, Dennis Boyd, and her daughter Tessa Boyd, both of whom also live in Kapaau, sister Susan Laskowski of Stony Brook NY, and sister Jackie Pepe and mother Ceil Laskowski of Sanford, Florida.

Barbara put herself through undergraduate and graduate school and graduated with a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Northeastern University in Boston and much later achieved certification as a Spiritual Director from the Vincentian Center for Spirituality and Work in Denver, Colorado. With unbounded entrepreneurial confidence and a $500 credit card advance she founded Denver-based Centennial Rehabilitation Associates in 1979 and grew the company to a three-state, multi-employee enterprise over 30 plus years. As President and Clinical Director of Centennial she championed innovative multi-disciplinary rehabilitation techniques and was named the 2004 Outstanding Woman in Business in Health Care by Denver Business Journal. “My work makes my heart soar. This is what I was put on earth to do”, Barbara commented in an article accompanying that award.

Barbara’s passions included her family, drum corps (I know, go figure!), her dogs, Frankie and Mac, conchology (the study of seashells – acquired in Sanibel, Florida where she lived for several years) and all things jewelry. A memorial service will be held locally at a time in the future and Barbara’s ashes will be spread in the Gulf of Mexico off Sanibel, a special place for her. Though nothing can replace the void in our hearts created by Barbara’s passing, we appreciate and are uplifted by the thoughtful support that has been offered by family and friends.

Jerry Yang

Jerry Yang

January 11, 1937 – March 13, 2020

Jerry Tsu-Yen Yang, 83 of Kīhei, Maui passed away on March 13, 2020 under the care of Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Nan Jing, China on January 11, 1937 to the late Chih Chuan Yang and Hui Wen Kuei.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Ling Tan; sons, Kevin Yang, Damon Yang; step-daughter, Betty Jong; 2 brothers; 3 sisters; grandchildren, Lindsey Davenport (Jace), Sydney-Rae Yang, Eathan Yang; great grandchildren, Iris and Oliver Davenport.

A Celebration of Life to be held at a later date.

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