Oct. 7, 2013
Betina Berkitz, 69, of Kihei, Maui, a Maui Memorial Medical Center nursing assistant, died at home. She was born in Faaa, Tahiti. She is survived by son Terii Taihia, daughters Selma Raiarii and Veia Swartz, brother Yves Ariitaata, 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at 2216 S. Kihei Road. Parking not available at the house; park in nearby public lot. Paddleboards and surfboards welcome to accompany canoes in the ocean. Flowers and lei welcome to be placed in the ocean. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.