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Maui Obituary Notices: Week of May 24

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Arnold Joshua Keau

Arnold Joshua Keau

February 2, 1933 – May 14, 2020

Arnold is survived by his children Kalani Keau, Val Kaehuaea (Joe), Vanessa Keau (Alberto), Tony Keau and hanai son Keoni Darisay (Jerri).

Grandchildren Celeste Darisay, Matthew Pinho, Josephine Kanani Keau and Anson Kaehuaea (Gaby).

Great grandchildren Kilika Eli Douglass and

Nakoa Anthony Douglass. Siblings,

Evan Rodrigues, Vivian (Rodrigues) Gabin and Manuel (Char Kalanui) Faustino.Preceded in death his parents, siblings David Keau Jr., Charley Keau, Benjamin P. Keau, Edwin Pung, Leinani Tavares, Peter M. Keau, Rebecca “Honey” Williams, Mildred Lai, Maryann “Maria” Nacino, Walter “Walla” Gabin Jr. and Stanley Joseph Faustino. Grandson, Greyson John Arnold Kaehuaea.Arnold worked at Maui Land and Pine for 48 years. He enjoyed diving, in the waters of Paukukalo fronting family Property, being in Kapuna Valley in Waihee catching “opae ula” then hanging out at the taro patch on the families aina. He enjoyed family & friends. After he retired, he began his new journey as he attended Jesus is Alive Church and care taking the grounds. He will be missed by all.Private services will be held.


In lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be made to Jesus Is Alive Church, 3700 Haleakala Highway, Pukalani, HI 96768.

Elizabeth Laub

Elizabeth Loraine Laub

April 4, 1938 – May 14, 2020

Elizabeth Loraine Laub, 82, of Kamuela, died May 14, 2020, in Kamuela. She was born April 4, 1938, in Tucson, Arizona. Elizabeth lived a full life as a mother, wife, friend, and enjoyed a career in public relations.

She is survived by husband Ronald L Laub; son D. Alan Cooksey of Los Angeles, California; daughter Carrie (Steve) McClanahan Cooksey of Ripon, California; step-sons Rick (Gabriel) Laub of Big Fork, Montana; Gary (Kathleen) Laub of Ventura, California; step-daughter Jodi Laub of Scotts Valley, California; twelve grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.


Services will be private.

Robert Thomas

Robert Thomas

February 6, 1962 – May 15, 2020

Robert Nohoikaiu Thomas III, 58, of Halawa, North Kahala, passed on Friday, May 15, 2020. He was born on February 6, 1962 in Kona. He worked at the Brantley Center, with the community Rehabilitation Program.

Services to be announced at a later date.


Robert is survived by aunties Winona Von Elsner of Oahu, Patracia Fajardo of Oahu, Mae Wooters of Arizona, Kalei Thomas of California; cousins Lisa Nahuina of Hawaii, Lynette Von Elsner of Oahu, Ken Von Elsner of Hawaii, Tracy & Larry Fajardo of Oahu, Linda Mae Lehtinen of Arizona, Van Lane Thomas of California, Numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo.

Tereza Tello Ayonayon

Tereza Tello Ayonayon

December 23, 1931 – May 15, 2020

Tereza Ayonayon is survived by:
(Preceded by late husband) Joaquin Bonifacio Ayonayon
Sons: Frankie (Caryn) Pagay Jr. Anthony (Regina) Ayonayon, Jay (Lena) Enfield-Ayonayon
Daughters: (Preceded by daughter -Frances Lynn (Desiderio) Doctolero), Leonora Pagay, Dorothea Ayonayon, & Lorena Ayonayon

Celebration of Life: TBA (due to COVID-19)

Tereza Ayonayon was born in Honoka’a, Hawaii, to Antonio & Maria (Correa) Tello.
Tereza was the youngest of (3) brothers (deceased) Alfred, Jackie & Jesus Tello.
Tereza worked in various positions starting with working in a restaurant on Oahu. She moved to Lanai and worked as a field labor with Dole Company and then later to Castle & Cooke. She also use to do private laundering between working in the pineapple fields. Tereza last employment was at the Manele Bay Hotel where she worked in the landscaping department and cared for the rose bushes that use to flourish the driveway to the Manele Bay Hotel and the Conference Center. If you worked at the hotel you would remember seeing her with a beautiful smile caring for the roses!

Tereza retired from the landscaping and enjoyed her time caring for her plants at home, traveling, camping, fishing, sewing, crocheting and she also babysat her great-grandkids so their parents were able to finish school and go to work. She loved cooking and baking as well. Tereza made it a point to share her knowledge with anyone that wanted to learn. She loved having conversation with whomever she met. She would share her stories and advise to all her family and friends. She enjoyed making new friends and she kept the old ones close to her heart. She loved her family, but more importantly she loved her (25) grandchildren and (72) great-grandchildren the most! Tereza was also blessed with (2) great-great grandsons and numerous nephews, nieces and god-children. Rest in Peace & Love, Mom, Mama, Grandma, Aunty Ninang & Friend.

Rex Corpuz

Rex Corpuz

June 30, 1991 – May 17, 2020

Rex Eugenio Corpuz, 28 of Kahului, Maui, had peacefully passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020. He was born in Fortuna, Marcos Philippines on June 30th, 1991 to Arnold Teodoro Corpuz & Fe Garcia Eugenio.

Rex is full of heart that puts everyone else before himself, who shows a lot of interest outdoors. He loves to watch drag racing, body surfing and fishing with friends . When he’s at home. You’ll mostly find him in the kitchen. Cooking and serving everyone’s favorite dishes.

Although he is no longer here, he will continue to live in the hearts of his parents, Arnold & Fe Corpuz; With the siblings Helen, Arnold JR, Gladys and Daryl; along with his nephews and Niece Dhaillan Jaimeer, Heleina Fielle and Jayce Bryant; Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Extended Family members and Friends.

Private Services will be held at Norman’s Mortuary with burial to follow at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery in Haiku. The use of face masks and social distancing are mandatory.

Arrangements by Norman’s Mortuary, Wailuku, Maui.

Neill Bell

Neill Bell

January 19, 1946 – May 20, 2020

Neill Bell, 74, of Kailua Kona, died May 20, 2020, in Kailua Kona. He was born January 19, 1946, in Washington D.C. Neill worked as a college history teacher.

He is survived by spouse Elizabeth Miller; and brother David (Diane) Bell of Indian River, Florida.

Private services will be held.

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