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Maui Obituaries: Week Ending Oct. 31, 2021

October 31, 2021, 11:47 PM HST
* Updated November 1, 12:01 AM
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Maui Obituaries for the week ending Oct. 31, 2021. May they rest in peace.

Francis Iyeke

July 14, 1949 – Oct. 13, 2021

Francis Odigie Iyeke, 72, of Pahoa, passed away on Oct. 13, 2021 at his home. He was a retired law enforcement office in Nigeria, and a retired substitute teacher for the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Education.

Services to be held on Satuday, Nov. 6, 2021. Viewing at 9 a.m., servies at 10 a.m. at Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo. Masks and social distancing are required to attend.

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He is survived by his sons, Joseph of Virginia, Lucky of Maryland, Jerome, and Benjamin of Nigeria; daughters, Aimehio of Pāhoa, Angela of Italy, and Eunice of Italy; and two grandchildren.

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Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo.


Honor Aipelena

Honor Aipelena

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April 7, 1950 – Sept. 8, 2021

Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, walk-by/public viewing 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Masks required. Private burial.

Due to COVID-19, the use of masks and social distancing practices are required.


Vaiangina Nusi

Feb. 3, 1967 – Sept. 27, 2021


Pousima Afemui

Pousima Afemui

Sept. 9, 1948 – Oct. 21, 2021


William Blaser

June 12, 1951 – Oct. 3, 2021

William P. Blaser, 70, of Kurtistown, passed away on Oct. 3, 2021 at his home. He was a retired construction maintenance worker and machinist.

No services.

Survived by sons, Anthony Blaser of Hilo, and hanai-son, Christopher Bath; sister, Francesca Blaser of Florida, and numerous cousins.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo.


Joseph Manaois

Joseph Manaois

May 6, 1935 – Oct. 6, 2021

Joseph Manaois, 86 of Wailuku; was born on May 6, 1935 in Hāna, Maui to Juan & Inez Manaois, Gone Fishing in Heaven surrounded by his Ohana under the care of Hospice Maui on Oct. 6, 2021.

Joseph is predeceased by his wife Maizie Manaois; Daughters Kathlene Manaois; Josette “Josie” Manaois; Sisters Consuelo “Connie” (Sakae) Manjiu; Clara Manaois & Cecilia “Cece” (Samuel) Kalalau; Brothers Jaquin (Cindy) Manaois & Vincent Manaois. He is survived by his Sister Remidios “Midy” (Johnny) Eharis; sons Joseph “Sonny Boy” (Judy) Manaois; Nathaniel Pila Manaois; Kent Manaois; George “Keoki” (Ala) Manaois & Daughter Naomi (Earl) Kuailani; Brother Howard Manaois; 12 Grandchildren, 18 Great Grandchildren & Numerous Nieces & Nephews.

Joseph retired from the Maui Electric Company on Jan. 29, 1999 after 35 years of service. He was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical workers union (I.B.E.W) for 50 years. He enjoyed spending time with his Ohana & animals, going home to Hāna, but would rather be on the ocean or the shoreline for some “Holoholo” action. He would often be seen at Kapueokahi Beach Park (Hāna Bay) on the wharf or Kahului Harbor. When not out at his usual “spots,” you could find him at home working on an ‘upena (throw net). Though he would be greatly missed, his legacy as a provider to his family will continue through each ‘upena created by him.

Family visitation will be held at Ballard Family Mortuary on Oct. 30, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., with public visitation to follow from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Service & Eulogy from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. The Manaois Ohana would like to Mahalo the staff of Hospice Maui; Dr. Nolan Arruda, his PCP and Maui Medical Group Hospitalist; Dr. Cece Choi; Bayada; Dr. Curtis Bekkum; Maui Memorial Medical Center, Emergency room Department and Lānaʻi North Outpatient.

Family request NO FLOWERS please! Ballard Family Mortuary has requested that as a precaution and for the safety of our Family and Friends, all who attend are required to use facial masks and practice social distancing during this time.


Paul Michael Hutchinson

Paul Michael Hutchinson

July 30, 1942 – Oct. 7, 2021

Paul Michael Hutchinson, 79, of Hāliʻimaile was born in Boston, Massachusetts and died peacefully at Hospice Maui Hale. He served in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Germany. After his service in the military, he graduated from Bentley College with Honors and passed the CPA exam. Paul and his wife Marcia moved to Maui in 1975, where Paul opened his CPA practice in Wailuku and enjoyed helping clients until his retirement in December 2020. Paul is survived by his wife Marcia, daughters Michelle Montalbano, and Michelle (Larry) Golis. He was a proud Papa to his grandsons Luke Montalbano, Makana and La’akea Golis.

Due to Covid restrictions, a walk through visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday Oct. 29, 2021 at Ballards Mortuary.

A private burial will be held at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery.


Edwardo “Ed” “Waldo” Galasinao Daguio

Edwardo “Ed” “Waldo” Galasinao Daguio

Aug. 23, 1972 – Oct. 12, 2021

Edwardo Galasinao Daguio, “Ed” or “Waldo”, passed away on Oct. 12, 2021 at the age of 49, while on vacation in Nevada. Ed was born on Aug. 23, 1972 in Isabella, Philippines. He was the third eldest son to Pedro and Lydia Daguio.

Edwardo immigrated to the United States in early 1992, where he resided in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. He then moved to Maui, Hawaiʻi, where he would make his permanent home. He married in 1995 to Daisy Duran and had three children, KC, Gayle, and EJ. Later in his life, he would then be with the love of the life, Ester Hidalgo.

Ed worked in construction, maintenance, and was a taxi driver for the island of Maui. He loved to travel, sing, listen to music, and especially loved spending time and providing for his children.

Edwardo is survived by his parents, Pedro and Lydia Daguio of Maui; his girlfriend, Ester Hidalgo; his children, Kate (Justin) Jordan of Rexburg, Idaho, Addriana Gayle Daguio, Edrianne Josh Daguio, and Nicca Gajonera of Wailuku, Hawaiʻi, and Shaine Dungan of the Philippines; his granddaughter, Anaheim Jordan of Rexburg, Idaho; his siblings Mary Jane Ancheta, Fernando Daguio, Samuel Daguio, and Ricardo Daguio.

Ed left behind all those that loved him too soon and he will be missed by many.

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