John Edward Seeley, 91

John Seeley, 91, of Kihei, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, August 17 after a long battle with renal failure. Originally from New Jersey, born July 15, 1928, John enlisted in the Navy at 17 and served as a Corpsman, proudly attached to the 5th Marines in San Diego, Guam, and North China.

John moved to Maui in 1993, and instantly fell in love with his island home. He showed his aloha ʻāina by becoming involved in a variety of volunteer work.

His love of Maui was surpassed only by his love for his ʻohana. He was a devoted family man who, along with Rita–his beloved wife of 66 years–began a legacy of 6 children, 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and many hānai children.

John was well known for his sense of humor, his boisterous laugh, and his love of talking story. He will be missed and eternally loved by all who knew him. A private service will be held at a later date.

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