Jan. 12, 2014
Bernabe Q. “Opelu” Quipotla, 91, of Makawao, Maui, formerly of Puunene, Maui, and Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. crane operator, died at home. He was born in Vegan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Santos “Fatso,” James and Abraham; daughters Linda Harris, Guillerma “Gail” Lincoln and Cindy Akana; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2140 Main St., Wailuku. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Additional services to be held Feb. 12 at Mililani Mortuary. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.