The Nakamura Difference
Since 1947, 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.
Known for its dignity, peace and serenity, Nakamura Mortuary is a full-service facility offering the one-stop convenience of an expansive funeral home, Maui Memorial Park Cemetery and on-site crematory.
Nakamura Mortuary has been serving the Maui community for over 75 years.
Meeting the needs of our community
Nakamura Mortuary recently went through a major renovation. Updating our facility to meet the changing needs of our community. The chapel is air conditioned and we now have the ability to live stream any of our services for those that may not be able to attend the service in person.
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Years in Business
- Meet our amazing staff
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
We would like to thank the staff of Nakamura Mortuary for their compassion, kindness and support during this difficult time. A special mahalo to Tracy Dennis for her assistance with everything we requested and to Caprice who worked with us initially. Your professionalism was unmatched. Thank you sincerely.Author: Andy N Estrella Agpalo rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Tracy was very helpful and empathetic.Author: John Carter rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
From the beginning of our visit it was a pleasant experience. The staff had so much professionalism, especially Tony Farias. He was sympathetic and sensitive and made this heartache less then.Author: Chasity Kayona rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
They have a very good excellent care and personality. They are very sincere about peopleAuthor: Faith Kushiyama rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Tracy Dennis was very knowledgeable , professional, helpful and patient. It was very easy working with her.Author: Jay Nakashima rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Thank you for all your help through this difficult time.Author: Ephraim Stevens rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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