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Maui Obituary Notices: Week of May 28, 2019

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Bessie Kalua Pauole DeMello
Jan. 17, 1927 – May 11, 2019

Bessie Kalua Pauole

Bessie Kalua Pauole DeMello was born Jan 17, 1927 on Hoʻolehua, Molokaʻi and went home so peacefully to Jesus on May 11, 2019 at the age of 92.

Her Celebration of Aloha will be held on Saturday June 8, 2019 at Kings Cathedral in Kahului at 9 a.m.

She is survived by her sister Violet Rodrigues, son, Sherman (Darlene) DeMello, daughters Colette (Kalei) Cleveland and Joni (Robin Cortez) DeMello, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Mom had a great life full of friends, family and music, loved her food, loved to go holoholo and most of all loved Jesus with all of her heart…..Mom, your spirit of Aloha will live on with us in our hearts, Aloha ‘oe, until we meet again… A me kealoha nui ia ‘oe. Ahui hou.


Lilibeth Baluran
April 13, 1960 – May 18, 2019

Lilibeth Baluran


Lilibeth Bueno Baluran, 59, passed away on May 18, 2019 under the tender loving care of Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on April 13, 1960 in the Philippines to the late Rizalino and Celestina Bueno. Lilibeth is survived by her loving husband, Phillip Baluran; three children, Lester, Hollybeth, and Mark Baloran; three grandchildren, Kellen, Keo, and Kassidy Baloran; along with three sisters, Thelma, Mryna, and Mildred; and two brothers, Richard and Jimmy.Services will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Norman’s Mortuary. Viewing will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Prayer service to begin at 7:00 p.m. Services will continue on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Christ the King church. Viewing will begin at 9:30 a.m. with Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow services on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Valley Isle Memorial Park at 12:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Salome Kepani Brown
May 20, 1929 – May 16, 2019

Elizabeth Salome Kepani Brown

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Ballard Family Mortuary; service will begin at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be held from 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019, at Ballard Family Mortuary; service will begin at 2:50 p.m.; burial will follow, 4 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery in Haʻikū.  Elizabeth retired from Treasure Craft of Hawaiʻi. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Henry James Brown and sons, Melvin Brown and Eric Brown. She is survived by her sons, Matthew (Pamela “Buzzy”) Kepani, Henry (Barbara) Brown; daughters, Erline Mailani (Chucky Jr.) Cramer, Lori (Luis) Torricer; sister, Kuulei Carson; 13 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.


Gail Yeager
October 22, 1935 – May 14, 2019

Gail Yeager

She is survived by her life partner, James Awai, Sisters: Loretta Bacon and Sherry Williams, Daughters: Jacqueline Cullati, Michelle Rogers and Toni Marie Davis, Grandchildren: David Williams, Sev Jimenez, Tim Cullati, Brad Cullati, George Matthies, Jennifer Matthies, Melisa Culbreth, Jeremy Culbreth, Arlene Culbreth, Jo Marie Culbreth, Ashley Davis, Haley Davis and Edward Davis and 13 great-grandchildren & Best Friend: Elsie Bush. We will miss this beautiful soul who touched so many lives with her kind giving spirit. She enjoyed playing mahjong and taught bridge at Kaunoa Senior Center and was a wonderful Chef. She is with the Lord now in heaven with her son, George S. Matthies. Services will be held Tuesday, May 21st 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Ballard’s Family Mortuary.

Theresa Shattuck
November 16, 1949 – May 7, 2019

Theresa Elizabeth Shattuck, 69 of Keaau, passed away on May 7, 2019 at home.

Steven “Cat” Catugal
September 29, 1950 – May 4, 2019

Steven “Cat” Catugal

A memorial and celebration of Steve’s life will be held at Ballard Family Mortuary on Thursday, June 13, 2019 with visitation from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; services will begin at 7:00 p.m. Light pupus and refreshments to follow. His ashes will be scattered at his final resting place on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Lahaina Pump House (near the old Chart House). Lunch at Wahikuli following.

“Cat” was retired from United Airlines and most recently worked for the USDA. He was a Martial Arts Master and owned the Maui Chinese Martial Arts Academy for 30 years. Cat loved fishing, diving, surfing, playing guitar, singing, traveling the world, and most of all, enjoying time with friends and family. He lived his life in the true spirit of Aloha and always said, “It’s good to be fast with the hands and feet, but better to be fast with the ALOHA!” Steve is survived by his loving wife, Kathy Catugal; daughter, Kelly (Mike) Mills, son, Keoni (Noel) Catugal; 12 siblings, Ricardo Catugal, Delafonte (Makanani) Catugal, Pauline (Bill) Stropp, Stanford (Cindy) Catugal, Kris Klask, Joan (Brett) Davenport, Valerie (Earl) Vierra, Dee (Clifford) Merriles; Patricia Catugal–deceased, Dennis Opaon–deceased, Carol Opaon–deceased, Chester Opaon–deceased, 6 grandchildren, Kialani Mills, Kaleo Mills, Kainoa Mills, Kainalu Catugal, Kaila Catugal, Kailena Catugal; and numerous nieces & nephews.

Enos Viveiros
November 28, 1932 – May 13, 2019

Enos Viveiros

Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at St. Anthony Church; mass will begin at 10 a.m.; burial will follow, 1 p.m. at the Maui Veteran’s Cemetery in Makawao. Enos was a retired landscaper with the State of Hawaiʻi. He was predeceased by his wife, Carmen Viveiros. He is survived by his wife, Violeta Quimosing; son, Joseph Viveiros; daughter, Lolita (Andy) Feliciano; grandchildren, Joseph Viveiros Jr., Irwin Coratibo, Misty Farrell, Briana Feliciano, Ryan Feliciano; and step children, Lydia (Vicente-deceased) Viduya, Roger (Buttons) Abarra, Jerry (Darlene-deceased) Domingo, Lawrence (Sue) Domingo, and Gloria (Daniel) Sequerre.

William “Papa Willy” Acain
July 11, 1938 – May 13, 2019

William “Papa Willy” Acain

William “Papa Willy” Acain, 80, of Pukalani passed away peacefully under the care of Islands Hospice at his home surrounded by his loving family on May 13, 2019.

He was born on July 11, 1938 in Pāʻia, Maui and was the seventh out of 13 children; seven boys and six girls. At an early age he worked for Endo Painting and in his later years worked for March Painting until his retirement at the age of 70. He was dedicated to his work and often came home with painting equipment that needed to be fixed. He was a very patient person and in time passed on his ability to fix things to some of his children and grandchildren.

William loved the ocean and in his spare time would go diving, shoreline fishing, but he spent most of his time bottom fishing. He was a kind and soft spoken person that never said no to anyone needing help and always cared deeply for his family. He will be missed, but our faith tells us that we will be together again someday. We will cherish the loving memories we have had with him until we meet again.

William was predeceased by his parents Mamerto and Julia Acain, brothers Leroy Acain, Richard Acain, Joseph Acain, and his sister, Sister Julia Marie Acain, CSJ and his son Michael Acain. He is survived by his wife Ynez (Peewee) Acain, his brothers Edward Acain, John (Leilani) Acain, Anthony (Norma) Acain, George (Dawn) Delara, his sisters, Myrna (Paul) Ham, Lucy Acain, Sister Catherine Anthony, CSJ, Jane Leong, Catherine (Burton) Tsue, and his children, William (Ada) Acain, Anthony (Lynda) Acain, Annette Lorelei (Bobbie) Acain, Dennis Acain, and Crystal Acain. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, and 8 Great-Grandchildren.

Services will be held at St. Joseph Church in Makawao on Tuesday May 28, 2019.Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with Catholic Mass starting at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery on the grounds of the church.

Special Thanks to Islands Hospice team of dedicated and caring Doctors, Nurses, and CNA’s who helped in the care of William, especially Susan, Lauren, Pauahi, and Gemma. Also Thanks to Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kōkua Health Care and Dr. David Seriguchi.

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