Josevata Tabuya, 64, of Maui passed away peacefully on November 13, 2019 under the care of Hospice Maui. He was born on September 17, 1955 in Fiji.
Josevata is survived by his wife, Wilma Mahealani Tabuya, uncle, Mosese Tabuya; son, Joe (Rachel) Tabuya Jr., daughters, Harmony (Laddie) Roy and Amele (Eli) Joaquin; brothers, Wilisoni Tabuya, Reymond Tabuya, Ifereimi Tabuya; sisters, Kalo Howard, Amele Tabuya, Ane Mataitini and his brother and sister in laws as well as nine grandchildren, Kamaka, Ikeli, Koula, Kairos, Malie, Waiwai, Kau’i, Makena and Ikua as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and families worldwide touched by his ministry.
Josevata Duikoro Tabuya made Hawaii his home in 1973 from Fiji. He is best known as “Pastor Joe.” Pastor Joe most loved, golfing and being a papa to his 9 grandkids. He was proud to be a Polynesian and shared his culture through song and dance.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at King’s Cathedral in Kahului. Service will begin at 11 a.m. with burial to follow at 12:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.