Nelson Keahonui "Chico" Keala, 55, of Waihe'e passed away on May 4, 2013 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on February 8, 1958 in Wailuku, Maui.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Ballard Family Mortuary, service will begin at 7 p.m., and cremation will follow. Family requests no flowers.
Nelson was a former employee of Nakamura Mortuary and Maui Memorial Park Cemetery.
He is survived by his brothers, Samuel Keala Jr., Eugene (Grace) Keala, Dale (Nina) Keala, Samson (Lani) Vinuya, Stephen Cramer; step-brother, Charles (Mailani) Cramer; hanai-brother, Duane (Greta) Riveira; sisters, Beatrice (John) Palafox, Rosemary (Roger) Calvan, Lehua Lapenia, Stephanie (Domingo) Legsay; step-sisters, Shanamie Morondos, Lauliuma (Anthony) Vargas, Charlene (Harold) Melendez, Samantha (Kalei) Kenolio, Cheyenne (Zack) Cramer; hanai-daughters, Kealohilani & Kahealani Kealoha; grandchildren, Kainalu, Makanalani, Lopaka, and Keanu.
Online condolences may be made at: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com