Obituary for Herman Francis Cabos
Herman Francis Cabos of Kahului, Maui (formerly of Pu’unene, Maui) passed away peacefully in his sleep at Maui Memorial Medical Center on October 1, 2017 with his wife and family by his side.
Herman was the first born of 5 children on November 11, 1922 in Pu’unene Maui. He began working as a Harvesting Field Laborer for HC&S in 1938 and later retired from E.T. Ige Construction as a Crane Operator in 1984. Herman is mostly known for the tri-bar setting of the Kahului breakwater and placement of the first telescope on Haleakala Summit. He was also known in the community as a “Curandeiro” (Portuguese Spiritual Healer) and touched countless lives. A true lover of automobiles, Herman was also the oldest surviving member of Maui Classic Cruisers Car Club.
Herman is survived by his wife, Rosalie Cabos of Kahului, son Clint Bronson of Kahului, daughter Adele (Allen) Hoe of Kailua, O’ahu, son Bruce (Cher) Cabos of Bothell, WA, daughter Linda Cabral of Kahului, son Maynard (Teresa) Cabos of Pukalani, daughter Twinkle (Keoki) Pereira of Wailuku, son Tyler Ryte of Palm Springs, CA, hanai son Brad (Nicole) Gomes of Kula, step-daughter Jeannie (Ernie) Dayrit of Salem, OR, and a step-son Rodney “Rocket” Ramos (deceased) of Kahului. Herman is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 20 step-great grandchildren, 11 great-great grandchildren and 1 step-great-great grandchild. Herman was preceded in death by his mother & father Joe & Minnie Cabos of Pu’unene.
Services will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Norman’s Mortuary from 9am-11am (visitation) and 11am-12pm (service). Burial will follow at 2pm at the Garden of Meditation graveyard in Wailuku. The family requests casual attire.