June 4, 2011
James Maluikeao “Sonny” Holokai Jr., 79, of Peahi, Maui, a retired Operating Engineers Local 3 heavy-equipment operator, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Mary; son Mervin; daughters Marjorie Holokai-Higa, Kerry Ann Holokai and Marcella Holokai-Hall; stepmother Victoria; brothers Walmer and Lary; sisters Mabel “Grace” Bell, Alma Ryan, Charlotte Kanaele and Leinaala Holokai; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.