Charles Robert Dapitan, Jr. 74
Charles Robert Dapitan, Jr. of Hamakuapoko, Maui, went to heaven on Monday, June 28, 2021. He passed peacefully, surrounded by family. He was born on January 9, 1947, in Lahaina to Charles Robert Dapitan, Sr. and Helen Kaahanui Velligas.
He worked for Pioneer Mill with over 30 years of service until its closure. He was a self-taught musician and loved playing his bass at different resorts and family parties. He was the caretaker of Old Maui High School up until his death.
Charles is survived by his Sons; Eddie Pamat (Mayling Barbosa), Jamieson Quiocho (Jamie DePonte) Keoni and Charles, III. Daughters; Nani Dapitan-Haake (Paul Haake), Pastor Kai Hoopai (Pastor Poncho), Natasha (CK Kahunanui), Helen Auwae (Richard), Crystal Draper (Erik), 23 grandchildren & 17 great-grandchildren, his many hanai children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
He is also survived by his siblings: Charlotte Figueroa, Ellen Kaililaau, Buddy (Dottie), Aukake (Peggy), Kehau (Nick) Samudio, Kina (Lawrence) Laporga, Luka (Wes) Ladera, Kalani (Janice), Wayne (Janet) Pelligrino, Rita Moon, and Kela (Ruth) Murchison.
He is predeceased by his parents, Charles Robert Dapitan, Sr. and Helen Kaahanui Velligas. His stepmother Janet M. Dapitan and his hanai mother, Virginia Amarillo.
In honor of Charles's wishes, no services will be held. Instead, a drive-by ceremony in loving memory of Charles will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Old Maui High School at 1000 Holomua Road, Paia, with a scattering of ashes at a later date.
Mahalo to the staff at Hospice Maui and Normans Mortuary, and special thanks to Sherry Aikane, our praying mom, Nani Cockett, Keshia Santos, Friends of Old Maui High School, Barbara and Holly, and Darryl of MISC. We are eternally grateful to Ramon Figueroa, Lori Garoutte, and Buddy Dapitan for taking care of dad until his last breath.
Norman’s Mortuary Online Condolences: www.normansmortuary.com