Sept. 14, 2013
Nova Feituufoou Ponitini, 77, of Kahului, a retired woodcarver, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by sons Sioeli, Leo, Vili, Falapaongo and Salesi; daughters Uaikiki Lavaka, Poaki Kaulave, Vika Peteli, Luisa Ngalu and Linita Holani; brothers Taulango, Hola and Sione; hanai brother Solomone Peni; hanai sister Seini Funaki; 98 grandchildren; and 54 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5-10 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului Stake Center. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at the church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial at noon at Puehuehuiki Cemetery, Lahaina. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.