Erwin Mark Helekahi was born on July 19th, 1954. He passed away on May 10th, 2019 at Maui Memorial Medical Center.
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Erwin was born and raised in Hana, Maui and graduated from Lahainaluna High School as a State Champion Wrestler. He served 4 years with the United States Air Force where he was stationed in San Francisco and became a lifelong Oakland Raiders fan. Erwin was also the interpretive park guide for Haleakala National Park in Kipahulu since 2014. Teaching visitors the spirit of aloha and earning the admiration and affection of everyone that he met. He was also a master weaver for over 40 years, creating baskets, hats and selling them while meeting people from all around the world and participating in every Taro Festival in his hometown of Hana.
Erwin is survived by his wife of 39 years Candy Helekahi. Along with his Mother Josephine Helekahi and Aunty Angie Kawaiea. He is also survived by his Sons; Kamana (Malia), Umiali’iloa (Sage) and Mo'i Keahi. Daughter; Luana (Chauncy). Neice; Lisa and Gio Torres. Along with Grandchildren; Kaimalia, Nevaeh, Laila, Serenity, Kaili, Aiyana, Skyla, Mila, first grandson; Umiali’iloa Jr. He is also survived by 11 surviving siblings.
He is predeceased by his Father John Helekahi and 1 sibling.
Services will be held at St. Peters Church in Hana also known as Puuiki Church on Saturday June 1st, 2019. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with Service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at 12 p.m.