Maui obituary: week ending September 26, 2021


Maui obituary for the week ending September 26, 2021. May they rest in peace.

Paul William “Rocky” Tolentino

Paul Tolentino

July 29, 1947 – September 8, 2021

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

He married his wife, Katherine, on August 10, 1991 in Hāna, Maui. While sharing many beautiful years together, he worked as a steward at the Grand Wailea hotel and also as a hunter at the Hāna Maui hotel. Then he ventured out 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 then took his retirement.


He and his wife then returned to O’ahu, but Maui is where he called home and wished he was there for the remaining days of his life. He enjoyed going to the beach, singing and playing his bass or his ukulele. He loved spending time with his family where he is known as a loving father, grandfather and 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 will never be forgotten.


A memorial service on the ballot box will be held on Friday October 1, 2021 at the Norman Mortuary. Visits will be from 6 p.m. 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. Her stepchildren: Tammy (Shalom Tilialo) De La Nux, Andrew Cosma Jr and Joséphine (Zion Gaskins) Cosma. He has 24 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his stepson Damien Cosma (Lei Bailey).

Condolences can be presented at or mailed to:
Tolentino ‘Ohana / 38 Ku’uhoa Square / Tolentino’ Ohana / 38 Ku’uhoa / Kahului Square, HI 96732. Mahalo.

Visit of Juanito Sagadraca

Visit Juanito


October 28, 1954 – August 24, 2021

Juanito S. Visitacion, 66, of Kahului, Maui died at Maui Memorial Hospital on August 24, 2021. He was born on October 28, 1954 in the Philippines. He was a beloved soldier who served in the Philippine Air Force as a sergeant. After serving his country, he was able to settle in Maui with his wife and daughters. While there he enjoyed singing, spending time with friends and family and was seen at every family occasion. His pride and joy were his grandchildren, whom he loved to watch and take with them. He will be remembered by all those with whom 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 particularly missed by his 13 grandchildren, Shantle, Sean, Kallie, Cassandra, Zielon, Zanjoe, Zaijian, Xander, Ethan, Jarren, Dariana, Mikaela and Natalie. He is also predeceased by his father, Francisco Visitacion, and his brother, John (Jun) Visitacion.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday September 25, 2021 at the Norman Mortuary. Visitations will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with interment to follow at 2 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park in Ha’iku.

Paul Holmes Gebauer

Paul Gebauer

Dec. 27 1940 – Sep 7, 2021

Paul Holmes Gebauer, 80, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2021 at Hospice Maui Hale.

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

A celebration of life is pending and will be announced at a later date.

Online condolences can be made at

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

Pauline Espanto

Pauline Espanto

January 26, 1923 – September 08, 2021

Pauline Espanto, 98, from Lana’i. Born in Kohala on the island of Hawai’i on January 26, 1923, passed away peacefully on September 8, 2021 in Wailuku.

She is predeceased by her husband Felix Espanto. She is the mother of six children, deceased before Alberto (Marjory) Rabang; in mourning Edward (Phylis- Deceased) Rabang, Ronald (Lety) Rabang, Michael Sr. (Deborah) Rabang, Sandra Butzow, Claudia Preza. Survived by only living brother Harry (Marcy) Haime.

She retired from the Dole Pineapple Company and also retired as a laundress at a hotel in Lana’i. She has 16 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 23 great great grandchildren.

Services will take place at Norman’s Mortuary Wailuku on Friday, September 24, 2021. Viewing will begin from 9 am to noon. The service starts at 11 a.m. The funeral will follow at Maui Memorial Park Wailuku at 12:30 p.m.

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

Earl Stewart

November 11, 1933 – September 17, 2021

Earl E “Gene” Stewart, 87, has died at his home in Kea’au.

Gene was a retired product manager for A&P Tea Company in Toledo, Ohio.

No services are planned at the moment, a memorial will be announced at a later date.

He is survived by his son, Charles (Terry) of Whitehouse, Ohio; daughter, Tracey (Richard) of Kea’au, HawaiiI; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is predeceased in death by his beloved wife, Ruth, and his eldest son, William.

Instead of flowers, family asks friends and family to register to be an organ / tissue donor.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo

Lorie Ann Leal

Lorie Leal

October 31, 1955 – September 2, 2021

Lorie Ann Leal, 65, of Makawao, died on September 2, 2021 at Hospice Maui Hale. She was born on October 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; Sr. 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 her brother, Albern “Tristan” Santos.

Visitations will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the Ballard Family Mortuary, the memorial service will begin at 11 a.m.

Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing are mandatory. Temperature checks will be carried out at the entrance to the funeral home.

David G. Anderson

David. Anderson

August 30, 1943 – September 20, 2021

David G. Anderson, 78, of Kihei passed away peacefully on September 20, 2021 in his residence in the care of Hospice Maui. He was born August 30, 1943 in Minneapolis and lived in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He then moved to Maui in 2016 after retiring. David has been 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, September 28, 2021 at the Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao.

Alejandra Cabudoy Cabalo

Alejandra Cabudoy Cabalo

August 7, 1920 – September 8, 2021

Alejandra Cabudoy Cabalo, 101 years old from Kahului, died on September 8, 2021 at her home in the care of Hospice Maui, with her family by her side. She was born on August 7, 1920 in the Philippines.

Visitations will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the Ballard Family Mortuary; the service will start at 11:00 a.m. continue public viewing after the service; interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park in Wailuku.

Due to COVID-19, wearing masks and social distancing practices are mandatory.

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 – September 9, 2021

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

Visitations will be 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Ballard Family Mortuary, prayer services will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, wearing masks and social distancing practices are mandatory.

Josefina was a first year teacher in the Philippines and worked in 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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