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Maui obituary: week ending June 20, 2021


Bronson Kaahu Rios

January 29, 1977 – May 25, 2021

Bronson Kaahu Rios, 44, from Honokaʻa, died on May 25. Born in Honokaʻa, his interests included games, movies, talking with friends and family, and learning more about everything.

The Celebration of Life will be held at Kalopa State Park on June 19, 2021 from noon to 5 p.m. Mask / social distancing requested, bring food for potluck.

He is survived by his father, Reno Rios of HonokaÊ»a, HawaiÊ»i; mother, Diane Huelskamp of Pāhoa, Hawai’i; brother, Dustin Rios of Honoka’a, Hawai’i; half-brothers, Bryce Huelskamp of Pāhoa, Ben Huelskamp of Pāhoa, Hawai’i, and Israel Rios of Honoka’a, Hawai’i; and great-grandmother, Helen Lopez of Honolulu, Hawai’i; as well as many uncles, aunts and cousins.

Theodore Walton

January 27, 1946 – June 11, 2021


Theodore (Ted) Freeman Walton JR. passed away on Friday June 11 at Hilo Medical Center surrounded by those he loved. He was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and mentor to many.


He lived fully and on his own terms. He had a dry sense of humor and could always make you laugh when it was unexpected. He was a great man with a great heart who never judged anyone. We will miss you very much, but you will always be in our hearts. We love you “Big T.”

No service held.

He is survived by his wife, Victoria Giusti of Hilo, HawaiiI; son, Theodore Freeman (Paula) Walton of Tucson, Arizona; daughters, Evalani Walton of Hilo, Hawaiʻi and Cassandra Walton of Tucson, Arizona; sister, Sandy Neuman of Mancelona, ​​Michigan; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Abraham Agustin


June 5, 1970 – June 8, 2021

Abraham “Peanut” Jacob Agustin Jr., 51, of PaÊ»auilo, HawaiÊ»i, passed away on June 8. Born in HonokaÊ»a, he owned and operated Agustin’s Pro-Services Rock Wall Business.

No service held.

He is survived by his wife, Rona Kaniho Agustin of Ewa Beach, O’ahu; Father, Abraham Agustin Sr. of PaÊ»auilo, HawaiÊ»i; son, Kimo (Noelani) Agustin Delatorre, Kainoa (Mariah) Agustin Delatorre from Las Vegas, Nevada, Keahi (Stacia) Agustin Delatorre from Las Vegas, Nevada, Kaimana Kaniho-Agustin, Keanu Kestryho-Agustin and D (Chalsie) Kaniho-Dolor from Ewa Beach, O’ahu; daughters, Alyzae Kaniho-Agustin from Ewa Beach, O’ahu, Kyleigh Agustin and Kyrie Agustin from Kamuela, Hawai’i; brothers Alfred Agustin and Anderson (Heather) Agustin Sr. of Paauilo; sisters, Angelina (Roland) Aurello from PaÊ»auilo, HawaiÊ»i, Abeline (Blayn) Wagoner from PaÊ»auilo, HawaiÊ»i and Arianne (Patrick) Souza from Waianae, Oahu; 12 grandchildren, and many uncles, aunts and cousins.

Cecelia Medeiros

Cecelia Medeiros

September 22, 1940 – June 8, 2021

Cecelia “Sheila” Ann Medeiros, 80 years old

Cecelia “Sheila” Ann Medeiros of Wailuku, Maui, passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Pāʻia, Maui, on September 22, 1940.

Cecelia has worked for many years in the restaurant and retail industry. She started her professional career in Maui with McDonald’s, then went into retail at Woolworth’s, Liberty House, and Walmart, retiring as a Greeter store. Even though she had a job, her greatest joy was all the little ones she watched over the years before taking the time to care for her own grandchildren and family.

Predeceased by her parents Manuel “Nollie” and Rose (Ruiz) Melendez and her brother Harold Melendez.

She is survived by her loving husband Melvin Anthony Medeiros, her sons Darren Medeiros, Darryl (Lisa Amano) Medeiros, her daughters Deana (Leon) Burgos and Debralee (Kenneth) Esclito. His siblings Anthony “Nollie” (June) Melendez, Linda “Susan” Pinheiro and Charles (Shirley) Melendez. As well as his grandchildren Darrelyn, Christopher, Amber, Natasha, Dereklee and many other Hanai grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The service will take place on Wednesday June 23, 2021 at the Noman morgue. Tours will start at 9:00 a.m. Doors will be closed for private service from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and tours will continue from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Makawao Veterans Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. please wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times.

Special gratitude to the staff at Maui Memorial Medical Center for their compassionate care during their time with them.

James “Jimmy” Dumaran

Jacques Dumaran

October 19, 1936 – June 3, 2021

Léocadie H. Raymond

Léocadie Raymond

January 27, 1927 – May 27, 2021

Léocadie H. Raymond, 94 years old

Leocadia “Leo” H. Raymond passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, May 27, 2021.

She was born in Maui on January 27, 1927. After being raised in Kēōkea, she moved to Wailuku to attend St. Anthony for high school. She worked as a telephone operator in Maui before meeting her husband George G. Raymond “GG”. She raised four children: Charlynn M. Raymond Ortiz (Frank), Kathyrnn A., Tanya L. (Jamie Gentry) and Charles “Kale” E. (Gina). In 1965, the family moved to Honolulu where they remained until her death. While on Oahu, she helped run the family business with her husband GG.

She was gracious, kind and non-judgmental. Family was important to her and everyone was welcome in her home where her meals were legendary. She will be sorely missed.

Nine grandchildren survive him: Benjamin and Keola Williams, Malia Williams Cawaling, Ululani and Maika Ortiz, and Camille, Ramona, Rusty and Gabrielle Raymond; and six great-grandchildren: Nalani, Kona and Kainalu Williams and Kalei, Nohea and Nainoa Cawaling. Children’s stage; Keoki Raymond, Grace Livingston and Robin Zimmerman.

The family would like to thank Island Hospice, friends and family for their support in its final days.
Services in Maui on Thursday June 17th. Norman’s Mortuary Wailuku. 10:30 a.m. – Visit (RSVP required – contact ohana), 11:30 a.m. – Service, 2 p.m. – Burial at Maui Memorial Park

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, strict precautions will be maintained. Temperature checks and masks will be required for those in attendance and social distancing will be maintained.

Laurel June Homer

Laurel Homer

November 20, 1975 – June 12, 2021

Laurel June Homer, 45, from Holualoa, HawaiÊ»i passed away on June 12, 2021 in Kealakekua. She was born on November 20, 1975 in Tuba City, Arizona. Laurel was a member of the Navajo / Hopi / Zia tribe and she is part of the Navajo “Salt Clan”. Laurel has worked in the resort industry.

She is survived by her mother Delores McClanahan of Phoenix, Arizona; Brother Lelon C. Homer of Phoenix, Arizona; and many aunts and uncles.

Private services will take place.

Kevin McLeod Thomasson

Kevin thomasson

July 31, 1973 – June 10, 2021

Kevin McLeod Thomasson, 47, of Waikoloa, Hawaiʻi died on June 10, 2021 in Waikoloa. He was born on July 31, 1973 in Houston, Texas. Kevin worked in sales for the hospitality industry.

He is survived by his father George H. Thomasson Jr. of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; her sister Chandra Thomasson Bartlett and her husband Bennett S. Bartlett of Beaumont, Texas.

Private services will take place.

Gene Hardy

June 9, 1929 – June 1, 2021

Gene Royal Hardy, 91, from Kailua Kona, Hawaiʻi passed away on June 1, 2021 in Kealakekua. He was born on June 9, 1929 in Seattle, Washington. Gene worked as a pastry chef.

He is survived by his wife Mary Cris; son Royal Hardy of Honolulu, Hawai’i;
Lesley Hardy of Salem, Oregon; Airial Hardy girls from Cebu, Philippines; Pamela (Stan) Lance from Maui, Hawai’i; Rachelle (Scott) Berestoff of Spokane, Washington; Melanie (Andreas) Gnauck from Austin, Texas; Marcella (Franck) Chiron from Austin, Texas; fifteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Old Airport Park, Kona.

Pudenciana Quixote Villon

Pudenciana Villon

May 19, 1931 – May 31, 2021

Elton sambrano

Elton sambrano

Dec 11, 2019 1949 – June 1, 2021

Elton Sambrano, passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Maui Memorial Hospital. Born December 11, 1949 in Lahaina, Maui, he was the son of Joseph and Peggy Sambrano.

Elton graduated from Lahainaluna High School and went on to serve in the US Airforce. He then worked at the Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel, where he met his 47-year-old wife, Patsy Sambrano. Elton found his niche in accounting and finance, spending most of his career at Marriott.

Elton was a devoted father and loving husband, who went out of his way to provide his family with opportunities he could only dream of as a child. He will be remembered by many as a mentor, who was always willing to take the time to help friends, colleagues and family.

He is predeceased by his mother and father, Peggy and Joseph Sambrano; and his brother Harold Sambrano. Elton is survived by his wife, Patsy Sambrano; son, Erich (Jennifer Ferreira) Sambrano, Byron (Lindi Sato) Sambrano; daughter, Alexis (Philip Akeo) Sambrano, and grandchildren, Haven, Gabby, Tori, Sophia, Ayva, Lucas and Harlee. His brothers Edwin, Calvin and Ronald Sambrano and his sisters Esther McKivor and Joyce Wada are also survivors.

In honor of Elton’s wishes, no service is organized.

Mele Latai Ulukau

Mele Ulukau

August 3, 1958 – June 5, 2021