The Maui Difference
Since 1964, we have been honored to deliver healing experiences to the Wailuku community. We exist to serve the unique needs of every family. Learn our story. Lean on us. And let our expertise lead you through the best experience possible.
We’re here to give you care and comfort as we help guide you through the planning journey.
We've learned a lot about caring for families over the years. We realize that we aren't just caring for a loved one, but the entire family. People come to us during their most difficult times, and we respond with kindness, understanding and expertise. Our goal is to make everyone feel at home as we work with them to create a memorable service in honor of a beautiful life.
The first modern memorial park on Maui
Maui Memorial Park opened in 1964. In 1969 the park became the first truly modern memorial park on Maui, comparable with or even surpassing in beauty many of the finest memorial parks in the country.
An everlasting garden sanctuary
The Park's location - on a gentle slope facing the majestic West Maui Mountains and the historic Iao Valley - is one of tranquility and inspiration. Dignified architecture, religious memorials of all faiths, and over 17 acres of tenderly cared-for lawns enhance the beauty of the Park.
Maui Memorial Park in association with Nakamura Mortuary simplify the funeral and burial process enabling families to make all their arrangements at one convenient location. We assist you in creating a uniquely personal service, which is more than just a funeral, cremation or burial arrangement: one that will represent a Celebration of a Life Lived.
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Years in Business
We're members of the local community who have many years of experience caring for families from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Families know they can count on us to provide them the comfort they need when they need it most.
Cemetery and Funeral Home Manager
Raji oversees the day-to-day operations as the Cemetery and Funeral Home Manager for both Maui Memorial Park and Nakamura Mortuary & Crematory. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this position, including his many years of management experience, and his work with the care center operations team. In addition, his island roots provide him with a connection to the community and the many cultures of Maui.
"Knowing that we've served a family to the best of our abilities is important to me," Raji says. "Guiding a family through this time and doing what we can to make things a little easier for them is what really matters."
Managing Partner, Family Service
Christopher J Eissler is Managing Partner, Family Service at Maui Memorial Park Nakamura Mortuary in Maui, Hawaii, bringing over 4 years of expertise in the funeral home industry. His journey began as a Family Service Counselor in Houston, Texas, and later progressed to a Supervisor position in Tacoma, Washington. With a background as a Corporate Executive Chef and Master Sommelier, Chris infuses his role with a dedication to high service standards and genuine compassion.
Chris obtained an Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts from SUNY Cobleskill, followed by a Bachelor's Degree in Hotel Administration from UNLV. His commitment to continuous growth led him to acquire certificates from esteemed institutions such as the Culinary Institute of America, International Pastry Arts Center, and Court of Master Sommeliers. By working and studying in Germany, France, and Italy, Chris has gained invaluable international experience.
When asked about his favorite part of being in service to families, Chris said, “I’ve been able to provide comfort and support during their most difficult times. It's an honor to guide them through the funeral planning process and help create meaningful tributes that celebrate their loved ones' lives. Seeing the impact our services have on families and knowing that I've made a positive difference is truly rewarding."
Currently enrolled at Rice University, Chris remains dedicated to his personal and professional development. His extensive background in the culinary arts and hospitality industry equips him with the skills necessary to provide exceptional service to families in their time of need.
We illuminate paths to peace with personalized ceremonies and memorial tributes that honor your loved one.
What Families Are Saying
Larry was fantastic. He helped me get the vases out of the grass. He was so hospitable and kind! Thank you Larry!Author: Michele Shibuya rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I have experienced professionalism, courtesy and most importantly, helpfulness in my dealings with the staff at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, notably Shaine and Sharmaine. The cemetery is very well kept with wonderful views and a peaceful atmosphere. Madeline ReeseAuthor: M R rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Renie Menor has helped us with a professional and knowledgeable way. She makes things easy to understand. She's compassionate and very friendly to work with. Thank you Maui Memorial Park for Renie's outstanding service, we feel we got the best attention possible, 100%.Author: [email protected] Puunene64 rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Service was excellent as always. Very friendly and reliable staff. Thank you !Author: Paula Arakawa rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Great friendly compassionate staff.Author: Felicia Lund rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Pre-funeral planning is very difficult, especially when the planner is out of state. Anna came to my rescue and offered various options to consider. Before going to Maui, I sent Anna many questions. We met at Maui Memorial Park and detailed the funeral. Anna and Teal shared their thoughts and experiences to help me plan a funeral for my sister.Author: Sandy Shimomura rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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News & Events
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News May 11, 2021
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Of all the good deeds one could do, organ donation is among the most charitable acts. A single person can save or improve up to 50 lives by donating his or her organs at the time of death. It...
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