Maui Obituary Notices: Week of May 3

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Brian Nobriga

Brian Nobriga

May 23, 1939 – April 17, 2020

Brian Anthony Nobriga was born in Wailuku, Maui to Manuel and Emily Nobriga on May 23, 1939. He left this earth surrounded by his loved ones on April 17, 2020.

He is predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Buddy and Barbara Nobriga; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and William Carvalho; and his niece, Catherine Kim. He is survived by his brother, Alvin “Ted” Nobriga (Kim); nieces, Emmy Carvalho, Marianne Mattos (Eldon); nephews, Michael Nobriga (Kim), Louis “Rocky” Nobriga (Traci), John Kim, David Nobriga (Ione), James “Jay” Nobriga (Wendy), Robert Nobriga, William “Billy” Carvalho (Marlene), Patrick “PJ” Carvalho (Tammy); many great, great-great nieces, nephews and cousins.Due to the restrictions implemented because of the COVID-19 situation, a private funeral/burial will be held with interment at Maui Memorial Park.

A Celebration of Life Memorial is planned with a Mass at St. Anthony Church on April 17, 2021 (the anniversary of his death) with a luncheon to follow. Please save the date to come and share the celebration of Brian’s wonderful life.Brian was a member of St. Anthony Church in Wailuku. The family request donations be made to St. Anthony Church in memory of him. We love you Uncle Brian, you will be truly missed, but never forgotten! Arrangements done by Norman’s Mortuary.

Rikio Tsuhako

Rikio Tsuhako

December 1, 1929 – April 16, 2020

Rikio was born and raised in Kahului. In his youth, he was a good athlete and singer, and he enjoyed free diving and deep sea fishing. He was a Korean War combat veteran, and owned a body and fender repair shop before joining Furumoto Service for many years. Our mom, Edith, was the love of his life and he missed her every day following her passing in November, 2004. Our dad’s favorite place to visit was Las Vegas. He loved to gamble! His collection of “Jackpot” t-shirts from the California Hotel was very impressive.

Rikio is survived by his daughters, Lee Ann Kapaku (Llewellyn) of Kula, Lori Tsuhako of Kihei, and his sons Rance Tsuhako (Anne) of Stockton, California, and Ken Tsuhako (Cynthia) of Wailuku. He also leaves to cherish his memory, grandchildren Lauren Kapaku Dobashi, Emily, Ethan, and Cameron Tsuhako, and a great grandson, Kealamakia Kapaku. Our dad will be missed and always loved. Our family thanks the many compassionate health professionals at Hale Makua Pikake for the excellent care they provided him over the past year, his physicians, transporters, and the staff at Liberty Dialysis.

A memorial service will be held at a later time.


Lowell Y. Ishimine

Lowell Y. Ishimine

July 20, 1954 – April 3, 2020

Lowell was born on July 20, 1954 in Kahuku, Oʻahu. He worked for Wasa & Du-Watt Electric as an electrician for over 40 years. Lowell was an avid fisherman, diver  and surfer; he had a strong love for the ocean. He always enjoyed fishing on his boat, “Pekelani” or waking up just at sunrise to go Surf at Paukūkalo or Olowalu.

He is survived by his Wife, Betty J Ishimine; Daughter, Shannon (Jai) Keator-Cusack; Sister, Jasmine Ishimine; Brother, Lloyd Ishimine; Nieces: Danalle (Danson) Kelii, Janine (Addie) Zukaran, Norine (Hanalei) Toriki, Gabryele, Micheyla, Noel Ishimine; Nephews: Elijah & Lorrin Ishimine, Brandon Fukumoto & Joshua Ishimine, Grand Nieces, Grand Nephews, Aunties, Uncles, Cousins & close friends. He is preceded in death by his Father, Minoru Ishimine; his Mother, Doris Ishimine; his Brother, Lorrin Ishimine and Grandparents.

The Ishimine Family would like to give their heartfelt thanks to the Maui ALS Foundation (Terryn & Nikki) and Island Hospice (Tanya, MJ, Lauren, Nani & Liz) for their help & care during Lowell’s battle with ALS.

Services over ashes and celebration of life will be announced on a later date.



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