Maui Obituary Notices: Week of Nov. 24
March 5, 1939 – November 21, 2019
David N. Cabuag, Sr., 80, of Hilo (formerly Everett, WA and Honolulu, HI), passed on Nov. 21, 2019 at home. Born on March 5, 1939 on Oʻahu and raised in Maunawili, he was a retired member of the Hawaiʻi Carpenters Union Local 745 and Washington State Carpenters Union. Cabuag worked for Acoustic Installation and Drywall (A.I.D.), Craig and Company, Fuku’s Interiors, Architectural Acoustics, Vertex Construction-Washington, Lipps and Sons, Eagle Interiors, Inc. He was a former member of Iron Horse Motorcycle Club on Oʻahu, Hawaiian Civitan Club of Kona, Kai O’Pua Canoe Club. Former coach Kona Hawaiians Pop Warner football & baseball. Former volunteer Special Olympics. Veteran Airforce Jet Mechanic and Lifetime member of the American Legions-Bothell Post 127.
Service will be held at Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo on Dec. 7, 2019. Viewing 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fellowship and sharing memories 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Survived by daughter/caregiver Stacey “Lani” (Randall Lum) Cabuag of Hilo; sons David N. (Maurice) Cabuag, Jr of Vacaville, CA, Brian (Sara) Cabuag of Wilmington, NC, Robert Cabuag of Pearl City, HI; brothers Jake Cabuag Sr of Bothell, WA, Paul (Esther) Cabuag Sr. of Kailua-Kona, HI; sister Becky Asis of Waihee, Maui; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and numerous hanai grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
February 16, 1956 – November 14, 2019
Cristina Luisa Firmignac, 63, of Kīhei, Maui passed away on Nov. 14, 2019 at home with her family. Tina was born on Feb. 16, 1956 in San Jose, Costa Rica. She lived around the world before settling in Maui almost 40 years ago.
Tina is predeceased by parents Barbara Joy Anderson and John William Anderson and her husband André Firmignac. She is survived by her sons Georges Jack Firmignac and Justin Frank Kelly Firmignac; by her siblings Michelle Anderson, Jon Lee Anderson, Scott Anderson, and Mei Shan Tanaka; by her brother-in-law George Firmignac; by her aunt Doris Coonrad; and by numerous beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.
October 13, 1947 – November 8, 2019
Hymie J. Meyer III, 72, of Wailuku, Maui, passed away peacefully on Nov. 08, 2019 under the care of Hospice Maui. He was born on Oct. 13, 1947 in Wailuku, Maui.
He was a musician his whole life and played all over the world with numerous musicians. Hymie was a class of 1965 Graduate at St. Anthony high school.
He is survived by his Wife, Leonani Meyer; Son, Kurt Meyer; Sister Geraldine (Stanley) Borge, her children Scott (Iwalani); Grand Nephew, Kamuela; Brother, Samuel (Leimomi) Holi, his children, Kushaiah (Nalu) , Sacha (Chevas), Khandi and Foxx; 3 grandchildren, Ajah, Logan, and Aavan; Numerous Nieces, Nephews and friends.
Hymie is predeceased by his parents Hymie Meyer Jr. and Hazel Shaw. He loved his family and friends and he will definitely be missed.
March 2, 1935 – November 3, 2019
Concetto Richard Giuliano (Connie) passed away at 84 years of age in Kula, Maui on Nov. 3, 2019.
Connie was predeceased by parents Gaetano and Frances Giuliano, Brother Sebastian Giuliano, and Wife Joanne DeForest Giuliano.
Connie is survived by life partner Tina Fein, brother Paul Giuliano (Joanna), son Richard Giuliano (Olivia), daughters Elaine Smith (Michael) and Diana Giuliano, stepdaughter Lynne Ordean (Rusty Baldwin), stepson John Ordean (Kelly), grandchildren, Alexandra LaMay (Michael), Emma Schraner, Sydney, Skyler and Cambria Ordean and great granddaughter Gracie Rose LaMay.
Connie was born in Massachusetts and raised in California by a close knit Sicilian Family. Connie graduated from University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude; California Institute of Technology, PhD in Chemical Physics.
He worked for Hughes Research Labs in Malibu, California as head of the optical physics department, instrumental in groundbreaking laser technology. Connie continued his accomplished career working for Textron Defense Systems, Maui, Hawaiʻi and the Air Force Research Laboratory Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico in laser optics.
Connie enjoyed the outdoors, was fascinated with nature and science. He enjoyed hiking, music, cooking and loved life.