Ronald David Vaught, 82

Ronald David Vaught, 82 of Kihei, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 16, 2019.  He was born in Cleveland OH to Glenn Albert and Florence Balicki Vaught.

Although he is no longer here, he will continue to live in hearts of his loving wife, Alexa Keaunui Vaught; daughters Faith (Thomas) Sandi of Lahaina, Lisa (Jim) Schmidt of Las Vegas, and son Mark (Melinda) Vaught of Wailuku; grandchildren Cymbre Sandi, Krystal (Keoni) Lota, Madison Vaught, Montana Vaught, and Mallorie Vaught; and great-grandchildren Chaston Abut, and Jordyn Lota.

A celebration of Ron’s life will be held at Waiola Church on Wainee Street in Lahaina, with family time Saturday, August 31, 2019, 8:00 am – 9:00 am and continued visitation 9:00am – 11:00am and services to begin at 11:00am.

Ron moved to Maui in 1958 to attend Maunaolu College in Paia where he found his love of singing and the love of his life Alexa.  Ron was known as a “Radio Man” – building and managing three radio stations on Maui – KNUI, KAOI, and KHEI.  Eventually he found his way to KMVI, the oldest station on Maui.  Throughout the years he was a well-known voice, voicing commercials as well as narrating different projects for many groups. He then went on to publish Maui Visitor Magazine helping it to grow with issues on several islands. He served his community through various organizations including Rotary International, the Maui Police Commission, and the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce.  He was a long time member of Makawao Union Church and its choir and eventually moved to Waiola Church in Lahaina.  Ron loved to sing, lending his voice to many choirs and concerts. He will be missed. 

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