Kahu Marcelo

Kahu Marcelo "Celo" Bustillos Jr.

Tuesday, April 3rd, 1956 - Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
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Kahu Marcelo “Celo” Bustillos Jr. was reunited with our Lord in heaven on July 21, 2020
in his home in Wailuku, Maui at the age of 64.

Celo was preceded in death by his beautiful mother, Loka Kaohelaualii. He is survived
by his dedicated wife Debbie and son Alika; brothers: Sam (Lotu) Bustillos of Kekaha, Kauai;
Joe “Kipa” Bustillos of Wailuku, Maui; and Lambert (Brenda) Kaohelaulii of Wailuku, Maui;
sisters: Joann (Robert) Figaroa of Anahola, Kauai; Connie “Tano” (Kaimana) Castaneda of
Kekaha, Kauai; Hualani (David) Duncan of Hanapepe, Kauai; Grace (Harry) Kala of Kekaha,
Kauai; and Ruth (Kama) Beniamina of Hanapepe, Kauai; and numerous niece, nephews, and

Celo was born on April 3, 1956 in Waimea, Kauai. After living on Niihau and Kauai, he
moved to Maui in 1973 and was ordained as a minister. Celo also began his career as a truck
driver and driver training instructor for Valley Isle Express/Tri-Isle. Celo met his wife Debbie at
Valley Isle Fitness Center in 1989. Celo later committed his life to his ministry and healing. He
spent this time of his life performing blessings and lomi. Celo will be remembered for his
kindness, giving nature, and unconditional love for his family.
Ka ohana Bustillos would like to thank Dr. Joel Freedman and staff Claudia, Jodie, and
Randy; Kristin Dunlap; Dr. Drew and Nani Prinz; and Maui County Fire Department, Police
Department, and EMTs. Mahalo a nui to our friends, family, and community members for
reaching out to us during these times.

Private services will be held. Due to the pandemic, the family humbly asks those
attending to wear masks and practice social distancing per county guidelines.
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    Makawao Cemetery
    MAKAWAO, HI 96768
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    Private burial will follow.
Due to the COVID19 pandemic, private services will be held.


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All our love, Tamara, Sonny, Shyla, and Tyler Lindsey

Posted at 10:55pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Tamara Lindsey

Posted at 10:43pm
Our heartfelt sympathy to all of the Bustillos Ohana. Celo was truly an amazing man. He will always hold a very special place in our hearts. We are so grateful for knowing him and receiving his love and support. Our prayers are with all of you.
All our love,
The Lindsey Ohana

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