Chief Warrant Officer Gilbert Lawrence
Amaral Sr., 90, went home to the Lord
on May 20, 2019. “Gil” as he was fondly
known was born on April 20, 1929 to Alfred
and Jessie Amaral in Puunene, Maui.
A veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam
Wars, he received 2 Bronze Stars and other
Commendations. He joined the US Army right out of High School and
proudly served it and the National Guard finally retiring in 1991 after
31 years as a CWO4. During his military years, he put himself thru
College receiving 3 Associate Degrees. He worked as a Ranger at
Haleakala National Park; Enforcement Officer in the Liquor
Commission; and finally taking a position as Sr. Purchasing Agent
with HC&S until he finally retired from the Plantation.
Gil served on numerous boards in the Community and mentored
more than his children. He was very connected to his church and
served as a Eucharistic Minister, hosting Bible Studies, and Singing
in the Choir.
He is survived by his beloved wife Marie Regina Amaral of 65 years;
Son Bert (Kim) Amaral; Daughter Debi (Doc) Costa; Sister Mildred
Cambra; 8 Grandchildren Tehani Rogers; Tiffany Bulow; Tori Amaral;
Renee Schoen; Dustin Costa; Daniel Costa; Dana Costa; Davin Costa;
and 15 Great Gandchildren, Tony Drouillard; Tyra Drouillard; Halei
Rogers; Kekoa Amaral; Daclan Amaral; Christina Schoen; Joshua
Costa; Emily Schoen; Codey Costa; Corey Costa; Caleb Schoen;
Bethany Schoen, Faith Costa; Mia Costa
VISITATION will be held from 600pm to 900pm on Thursday,
June 13, 2019 at Christ the King Church; prayer service will begin at
700pm. A Celebration of Life with Public Viewing will also be held from
930am Friday, June 14, 2019 at Christ the King Church; Mass will
begin at 1100am; burial will follow at 100pm at the Maui Veterans
Cemetery in Makawao with Gil receiving Full Military Honors.
The family would like to thank those who provided respectful, compassionate, and continued care: John Meisel, MD: Theo Talent, MD: Eric S. Haymen, PA-C: Dorien R. Romanchek, PA-C: and the wonderful Kaiser Permanente Home Health Nurses.