Dec. 23, 2011
Joseph Solomon Martelles Sr., 68, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired Hawaiian Cement Co. heavy-equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Florinda C.; son Joseph S. “Joey” Jr.; daughters Serena and Kim; stepsons Wayne Rodrigues and David Carvalho; stepdaughter Lisa Rodrigues; twin brother Manuel; brother Paul Ramos; sisters Patricia Maddela, Maggie Martelles, Rose Ribao, Frances Mattson and Dorothy Rillaroza; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. Gathering: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Maliko Point at the boat ramp overlooking Maliko Bay. Scattering of ashes at sea to follow. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.