Gary Y. Ibara, 57, of Waihee, passed away on August 18, 2012 in Maalaea, Maui.
Services will be held at the Kahului Jodo Mission on Saturday, September 1. Visitation will begin at 2:00pm, with a service at 3:00pm.
Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.
Mr. Ibara was born on May 13, 1955 in Wailuku, Maui. He was the son of Yoshikazu and Akie Ibara.
He worked as a cargo service agent for World Wide Flights, Kahului Airport.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Ibara; children, Wanda (Zane) Ikegami, Jonathan Swisher, and Alicia Swisher; grandchildren, Kailey, Kaihalu, Keola, Kekoa, and Jaidyn; great grandchild, Kailee and sister, Kathy (Vincent) Yoshimoto.
Gary loved the ocean, and worked on the aku boat (Orion) for 18 years. He was grouchy, loving, and giving, with a huge heart. He loved to cook, and teach kids to dive and fish; he loved his church, and his grandchildren.
Gary is loved by many people, and will be greatly missed.