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Maui Obituaries: Week Ending Sept. 26, 2021

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Maui Obituaries for the week ending Sept. 26, 2021. May they rest in peace.

Paul William “Rocky” Tolentino

Paul Tolentino

July 29, 1947 – Sept. 8, 2021

Paul William “Rocky” Tolentino, 74, of Nanakuli, O’ahu, entered into the courts of Heaven on Sept. 8, 2021, surrounded by his loving family at his son’s house in Kahului, Maui. He was born on July 29, 1947, in Hāna, Maui, to the late Joseph and Clara Tolentino. He was raised in Ma’ili, O’ahu with his late hānai parents, Paul William and Dorothy Ku.

He got married to his wife, Katherine, on Aug. 10, 1991 in Hāna, Maui. While sharing many beautiful years together, he worked as a Steward at the Grand Wailea Hotel and also a Bellman at the Hotel Hāna Maui. Then, ventured off to work on O’ahu as a Bus Driver for Trans Hawaiian and Polynesian Adventure Tours, which brought him back to Maui as a Bus Driver with Polynesian Adventure Tours where he later retired.

Him and his wife then moved back to O’ahu, but Maui is where he called home and desired to be there for the remaining days of his life. He loved going to the beach, singing and playing his bass or ‘ukulele. He loved to spend time with his family where he is known as a loving father, grandfather and a dear friend to many. He will be remembered as a kind and gentle man who had a heart of gold. His presence will be missed and never forgotten.


A memorial service over urn will be held on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at Norman’s Mortuary. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. and service will be at 7 p.m.

He is survived by his wife of 30 beautiful years, Katherine Marie Momoa. His sons: Kimo (Leilani) Tolentino, Paulo Tolentino, Lindsay (Lisa) Tolentino,Kamalei (Keala) Tolentino and William (Cody “Hoku”) Tolentino. His stepchildren: Tammy (Shalom Tilialo) De La Nux, Andrew Cosma Jr and Josephine (Zion Gaskins) Cosma. He has 24 Grandchildren and six Great-Grandchildren. He is predeceased by his stepson Damien Cosma (Lei Bailey).

Condolences may be made at or mailed to:
Tolentino ‘Ohana / 38 Ku’uhoa Place / Tolentino ‘Ohana / 38 Ku’uhoa Place / Kahului, HI 96732. Mahalo.

Juanito Sagadraca Visitacion

Juanito Visitacion

Oct. 28, 1954 – Aug. 24, 2021

Juanito S. Visitacion, 66, of Kahului, Maui passed at Maui Memorial Hospital on Aug. 24, 2021. He was born on Oct. 28, 1954, in the Philippines. He was a loved soldier who served in the Philippine Air Force as a sergeant. After serving his country, he was able to move to Maui with his wife and daughters. During his time here, he loved to sing, hang out with his friends and family, and would be seen at every single family occasion. His pride and joy were his grandchildren, who he enjoyed watching and taking around. He will be remembered by all those with who he shared his love.


He is survived by his mother, Susana S. Visitacion, and his siblings, Roy Visitacion, Dean (Helen) Visitacion, and Vilma Browne. He is also survived by his wife, Minerva Visitacion, and his children, Jerry (Catherine) Visitacion, Jonalyn (Jessie) Visitacion, Joanne Visitacion, Janeth (Dexter) Visitacion, and Jocel (Jonell) Camungao. He will be especially missed by his 13 grandchildren, Shantle, Sean, Kallie, Cassandra, Zielon, Zanjoe, Zaijian, Xander, Ethan, Jarren, Dariana, Mikaela, and Natalie. He is also pre-deceased by his father, Francisco Visitacion, and his brother, John (Jun) Visitacion.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at Norman’s Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and the burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park in Haʻiku.

Paul Holmes Gebauer

Paul Gebauer

Dec. 27, 1940 – Sept. 7, 2021

Paul Holmes Gebauer, 80, died peacefully on Sept. 9, 2021 at the Hospice Maui Hale.

He is survived by his siblings Susan Brown, Penelope Gebauer, John Gebauer and six nephews and nieces.


A Celebration of Life is pending and will be announced at a later date.

Online condolences can be left at

OR contact Paul’s sister, Susan Brown at 808 283-2324

Pauline Espanto

Pauline Espanto

Jan. 26, 1923 – Sept. 08, 2021

Pauline Espanto, 98, of Lana’i. Born in Kohala on the island of Hawaiʻi Jan. 26, 1923 had peacefully passed on Sept. 8, 2021 in Wailuku.

She is predeceased by her spouse Felix Espanto. She is a mother of six children, predeceased to Alberto (Marjory) Rabang; survived by Edward (Phylis- Deceased) Rabang, Ronald (Lety) Rabang, Michael Sr. (Deborah) Rabang, Sandra Butzow, Claudia Preza. Survived by only living sibling Harry (Marcy) Haime.

She retired from Dole Pineapple Company and also retired as a Laundry worker at a Hotel on Lana’i. She has 16 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 23 great great grandchildren.

Services will be held at Norman’s Mortuary Wailuku on Friday Sept. 24, 2021. Viewing will start at 9 a.m. till 12 noon. Service starts at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Maui Memorial Park Wailuku at 12:30 p.m.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions please wear a mask when you arrive and practice social distancing. We the family would like to thank everyone for their love and support!

Earl Stewart

Nov. 11, 1933 – Sept. 17, 2021

Earl E “Gene” Stewart, 87, passed away at his home in Keaʻau.

Gene was a retired produce manager from A & P Tea Company in Toledo, Ohio.

No services are planned at this time, a memorial will be announced at a later date.

He is survived by his son, Charles (Terry) of Whitehouse, Ohio; daughter, Tracey (Richard) of Keaʻau, Hawaiʻi; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ruth and eldest son, William.

In lieu of flowers the family requests for friends and family to register to be an organ/tissue donor.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo

Lorie Ann Leal

Lorie Leal

Oct. 31, 1955 – Sept. 2, 2021

Lorie Ann Leal, 65, of Makawao, passed away on Sept. 2, 2021 at Hospice Maui Hale. She was born on Oct. 31, 1955 in Honolulu.

Lorie worked as an office assistant at Valley Isle Fencing.

She is survived by her children, Cheyenne (Hidey) Kekaualua, Chad Leal, CorieLee (Hoga Dukelow) Leal, and Cy Leal; father, Albert (Alberta) Santos Sr.; siblings, Albert Santos Jr., Leora (Wayne) Asue, Allan (Jaimelee) Santos, and Alton Santos; grandchildren, Carlyn, ShaynaLee, CJ, Kaila, Kau’i, Joseph, Kuamo’o, Keoholipo, Kamalei, Gabriel, and Kathryn. She is also survived by the father of her children, Arthur “Bobo” Leal.
Lorie is predeceased by her mother, Valerie Santos, and brother, Albern “Tristan” Santos.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Ballard Family Mortuary, memorial service will begin at 11 a.m.

Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing are required. Temperature checks will be done upon entry into the funeral home.

David G. Anderson

David. Anderson

Aug. 30, 1943 – Sept. 20, 2021

David G. Anderson, 78, of Kihei passed away peacefully on Sept. 20, 2021 at his residence under the care of Hospice Maui. He was born on Aug. 30, 1943 in Minneapolis and lived in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He later moved to Maui in 2016 after retiring. David was a Real Estate Broker his entire adult life.

David is survived by his wife, Joy A. Anderson; children, Lisa Nicholson, John (Mandy) Anderson; grandchildren, Katie Nicholson, Joshua Nicholson and Liam Anderson.

David will be laid to rest at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 at Maui Veteran’s Cemetery in Makawao.

Alejandra Cabudoy Cabalo

Alejandra Cabudoy Cabalo

Aug. 7, 1920 – Sept. 8, 2021

Alejandra Cabudoy Cabalo, 101 of Kahului, passed away on Sept. 8, 2021, at her home under the care of Hospice Maui, with family at her side. She was born on Aug. 7, 1920 in the Philippines.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Ballard Family Mortuary; service will start at 11 a.m.; continue public viewing after the service; burial will follow, 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park in Wailuku.

Due to COVID-19, the use of masks and social distancing practices are required.

Alejandra retired from Maui Land & Pineapple Company. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Elpidio Cabalo. She is survived by her children, Ben Cabalo (Connie Jamorabon), Dominick Cabalo (Gini Laureta), Lucy Peros; 5 grandchildren, Dee Dilwith, Dominick Cabalo Jr. (Andrea), Dylan Joshua Cabalo, Lianne Peros-Busch (Michael), Sherman Peros; and four great grandchildren, Dennis “Trey” Dilwith III, Nicholas Cabalo, Ava Busch, and Olivia Busch.

Josefina Etrata Escalona

Josefina Etrata Escalona

April 17, 1947 – Sept. 9, 2021

Josefina E. Escalona, 74, of the Philippines, passed away on Sept. 9, 2021, with her family at her side and with the help of Hospice Maui. She was born on April 17, 1947 in the Philippines.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at Ballard Family Mortuary, prayer services will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, the use of masks and social distancing practices are required.

Josefina was a 1st Grade Teacher in the Philippines and worked at Hale Makua Kahului as a nursing assistant.

She is survived by her husband, Florentino Escalona; children, Maria Nita Agdeppa (Froilan), Fermo Escalona (Janet), Willy (Lorraine); siblings Benigno Etrata (Erlinda), Bartolome Etrata (Alejandra), Dionisio (Villa); and grandchildren, Frederick, Nicholai, Joshua, Sofia Lauren, Savinna Mae, Isaiah, Jozef and Juliana.


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