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Obituary for Marion Fernandez Cosma

Marion Fernandez Cosma, 95 of Hāna, passed away peacefully at home on March 3, 2023. He was born
on May 24, 1927 to Felix Cosma and Valentina Fernandez of Hāna, Maui.

He was preceded in death by his eldest daughter, Karen. He is survived by his wife Nancy Cosma and
their four children – Amy Kaina (Andrew), Maylynn Ikioka (Dean), Tiana Cosma, Rory Cosma; seven
grandchildren – Keone Kaina, Karyn King (Michael), Hopu Kaina Jr. (Heather), Kamalu Kaina (Emy), Jeffrey
Nordstrom, Jessica Pratt (Steven), Sarah Ikioka;
Eleven great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Francis
Cosma, Sr. of Wailuku. He also leaves behind many loving and caring nieces and nephews.

Marion served in the military, in the Army branch of the armed services from December 15, 1945 to June
19, 1947.

Marion married the one and only love of his life, Nancy, on August 18, 1951. They were married 71
beautiful years. He was a devout Catholic, attended Church every Sunday and prayed the Rosary often.
When it became difficult to attend Mass in person, he and Nancy prayed at home and received the
Eucharist every Wednesday.

He was a tractor operator for Pioneer Mill Sugar Company for over twenty years until he retired in 1990. He
returned home to his birth place in Hana in 1992 where he built his home with his brother and nephew. He
enjoyed his retirement in Hana with his wife. His heart was content there and he would remind the family
of the beauty and humility of Hana. Dad was a thoughtful and caring person, he even planted a beautiful
gardenia plant, Nancy’s favorite flower, near their living room window so the aroma would fill the inside of
their home. He spent long hours in his ‘āina growing and planting fruit and flower trees and sharing with
family and friends the fruits of his labor. He was especially happy when his grandchildren would visit and
stay with them. He loved fishing and braved the shorelines of Hana and Lahaina any chance he could.
He enjoyed an occasional trip to Las Vegas with the family. Dad was a complete family man, attending
all the milestone events of his children and their families. He lived for his family.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at Christ the King Church in Kahului. Private
family viewing at 8:30am, public viewing at 9:15am and service at 11:15am. Burial will be at Maui Veterans
Cemetery, Makawao at 1pm.

Many thanks to the Veterans Administration Care Team, Hookele Caregivers of Maui, Maui County’s Office
of Aging and Hospice Maui for the loving care they provided to dad.

Arrangements by Norman’s Mortuary
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