Richard Combo Buen, 75, of Wailuku, Maui, passed away on September 15, 2013, at his home under Hospice care Maui. He was born on August 9, 1938, in Paia, Maui.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 23, 2013, at Ballard Family Mortuary; prayer service will begin at 11:00 a.m.; burial will follow, 12:30 p.m., at the Maui Veteran's Cemetery in Makawao.
Richard was a retired Line Crew Foreman at Maui Electric Company. After retiring from Maui Electric Company, Richard worked for USDA APHIS for 10 years, and retired due to illness.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Buen; children, Althea (Aukake) Bongolan & children, Alyssa & Andrea McAlinden, Kristi (Robert) Kikuchi & daughter, Caitlin Buen-Lucas, Michael (Stacy) Buen & son, Rhys Buen, Richard Buen & children, Phillip, Eric & Kamarie Buen, Anthony Buen, Andamo (Carol) Buen & children, Alicia & Nolan Buen, Aleta (Scott) Mierjeski & children, Jordan & Jared Mierjeski, Armando (Rhonda) Buen; brothers, Ernest Buen, Morris Buen, Roy Kauhaahaa, Ben Salvador Jr., Gilbert Salvador (deceased); and sisters, Olga "Pat" Pua'a & Carmelita Cravalho.
Online condolences may be made at: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com