The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001328075-01
Funeral Notices


78, of Wailuku passed away on April 25, 2021 at Hospice Maui Hale, surrounded by her family under the exceptional care of Hospice Maui staff. She was born on March 31, 1943 in Wailuku to Charlotte and Noboru Mochizuki. Clarice graduated from Baldwin High School, then went on to earn her OTR in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University. After graduation, she returned to Maui and worked until having children, fulfilling her dream of becoming a mother and homemaker. In her “retirement” years, Clarice enjoyed watching Japanese soap operas, taking care of her plants, and especially spending time with her grandchildren, who were the light of her life. She is survived by her husband Mike Kinoshita, sons Jon (Wendy) and Craig (Lori), grandchildren Aden, Kaz, and Sammi, and brother Matthew (Marilyn) Mochizuki. The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at Hospice Maui for their exceptional care and compassion, Pastor Ken Tanaka, of Kahului Union Church, for his spiritual counseling and guidance, and Dr. Ian Okazaki and staff, of Straub Medical Center, for their excellent medical care. Private services were held at Kahului Union Church. The family respectfully requests no koden or flowers.