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Maui Obituary Notices: Week of May 10

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James Kahaleua

James Kahaleua

May 24, 1965 – April 20, 2020

James “Kimo” Kahaleua, 54, Of Pahoa, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020. He was born on May, 24, 1965 in Hilo, Hawaiʻi. He was a Carpenter, and an Agricultural Farmer. He was a coach for Kupa’a Baseball Association, and 808 Billards, Hawaiʻi.

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

James is survived by wife Sharon Kalei Mahi Kahaleua of Pahoa; sons Justin Kaupu of Kapolei, Jeremy (Tabi) Kahaleua of Keaau, Roland (Megan) Mahi of Hilo, Kekoa (Jazmine Lynn) Mahi of Pahoa; daughters Peaches Kaupu of Hilo, Jadelynn Kahaleua of Pepeekeo, Nana (Kepa) Mahi of Pahoa, Turtle (Keoni) Mahi of Keaau; brothers Elliott (Veronica) Kahaleua of Clarksddle, MI, Daniel Kahaleua of Hilo; sisters Tammy Kahaleua of Hilo, Elizabeth Mesa of Hilo; 11 grandchildren, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo.


Albert De Rego

Albert De Rego

September 15, 1938 – April 22, 2020

Albert Francis De Rego Jr, 81 of Kula, Hawaiʻi peacefully passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. He was born in Puʻunēnē, Hawaiʻi on Sept. 15, 1938 to the late Albert De Rego Sr. and wife Irene De Rego. He is also predeceased by his loving wife Rose Patricia De Rego.

He is survived by his sons, Albert De Rego III and wife Lani from Pukalani, Shaun De Rego; daughters, Eileen De Rego and boyfriend (Jerome Sardinha – deceased) and Melissa De Rego; 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, Patrick De Rego and wife Ipo (deceased), Eugene and wife Anna from Kula; and his 3 nieces and 2 nephews.

He was a retired Electrician and he also worked in the construction industry. He loved to fish and ride his motorcycle in his younger years and spending time with his family and friends.


Condolences to:

Zita Mendoza Morales

Zita Mendoza Morales

August 19, 1973 – April 29, 2020

Zita Mendoza Morales, 46, of Kahului, Maui, passed away on April 29, 2020, at her home under the care of Hospice Maui, with her loving family at her side. She was born on Aug. 19, 1973, in Asan Norte Sison Pangasinan, Philippines.

Zita attended the University of Pagasinan in Dagupan City, Philippines and graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in nursing. She proudly worked as a nurse throughout her entire career from San Lorenzo Hospital in the Philippines, to a flight nurse in Saudi Arabia, and finally happily settling in Maui as a service care coordinator at Aloha Care.


Zita was a very loving, selfless, gracious, and strong woman who will be greatly missed by family, friends and coworkers.

Private services will be held.

Zita was predeceased by her parents, Lorenzo and Teresita Mendoza; and her son, Ivan Nathaniel Morales. She is survived by her loving husband, Richard Morales; siblings, Loreto (Susan) Mendoza, Paul (Severina) Mendoza, Danny (Marilou) Mendoza, Marina (Danilo) Facturanan, Jesse (Menerva) Mendoza; and nieces & nephews, Lorie Ann, Lorie Lee, Loreto Jr., Carminalyn, Luther, Lyza, Kathreen Sheen, Kim, Karla, Kristeena, Kareen, Jaydee, Ivan Ceasar, Dan Angelo, Kristel Gian, Renzo , Zyra Therese, and Jaycee Neriah.

Michie Nishimoto

February 24, 1923 – April 30, 2020

Michie “Grandma Alice” Nishimoto, 97, of Hilo, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020. She was born on Feb. 24, 1923 in Papaʻikou, Hawaiʻi. She retired from Hilo Medical Center and was a volunteer foster grandparent at Waiakea Elementary School. She was a Member of Pomaikai Senior Center and Hakalau Jodo Mission/Fujinkai.

Private services held.

Michie is survived by son William (Dee) Choy Hee of Laupahoehoe; daughter Coleen (Wayne) Howard of Hilo; granddaughter Kimberly (Wayne) Maglinti; grandson Samuel “Ulu” Kamelamela Jr.; 4 great grandchildren, and numerous cousins.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo.


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