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A true loss for all of us who where fortunate enough to be part of Tom's journey.
Tom Carl Leuteneker passed away on December 15, 2020 at his residence in Kula with his loved ones at his side. Tom fought a short, but fierce battle with pancreatic cancer.
Tom was a partner at the law firm of Carlsmith Ball serving on the Big Island of Hawai’i and Maui later retiring in 2013. Tom’s idea of relaxation was to be making, fixing, or improving things around the house and becoming a gentleman coffee farmer. As he changed from legal mode to coffee farmer he learned how to tend to his trees, harvesting the beans, roasting and packaging his brand of Pueo Coffee Company, much to the delight of family and friends who were happy recipients of his new endeavor.
Tom was a devoted and quiet giver to both his family and his community, not seeking recognition or accolades for the myriad of contributions he made to the community.
The Maui Rotary Club was one way he gave of himself. He helped with many different service projects including but not limited to reading at Wailuku Elementary, serving at Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Shelter, and helping to build the playground at Giggle Hill in Haiku. In 1989 Tom and his fellow Rotarians from the Wailuku Club saw the urgent need to begin the healing process for the children of abuse and neglect in Maui County. From that vision the nonprofit, Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Maui was formed. Tom was the first president of the agency’s Board of Directors and remained dedicated and engaged with the Friends for the next 31 years. He and his wife Anne have enhanced and enriched the lives of thousands of Maui children.
Tom was involved and served on the following boards: Maui Economic Development Board, Aloha House, Friends of the Children’s Justice Center (Charter President), Wailuku Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Malulani Health & Medical Center, Seabury Hall, St. John’s Episcopal Church Elder, Emmanuel Lutheran Church Elder, Charter Member of Hilo Sailing Club.
Tom’s love of family ran deep. He is survived by his beloved wife Anne of 54 years of marriage, and two wonderful children Christopher and Steffani. Christopher of Maui and his wife Winter, and two daughters (Kiara and Sevilla), Steffani of Texas, and her son (Riley) and daughter (Malia), and goddaughter, Lisa Silva of Maui whom he held dear.
Tom is also survived by his brother Jon of California and his wife Megan and their 3 children, Erik, Heather and Michael and their six grandchildren.
A private family service was held at St. John’s Church in Keokea where Tom’s remains were laid to rest. A celebration of his life will be held in the future when friends and family can once again gather.
Tom’s family would like to express their deep appreciation and gratitude to family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, both near and far, for the outpouring of love and support. Tom will be missed by many.
Donations in Tom’s name can be made to The Friends of the Children’s Justice Center, 1773 Wili Pa Loop # A, Wailuku, HI 96793 or St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8992 Kula Highway, Kula, HI 96790. ... See MoreSee Less
Friends of the Children's Justice Center of Maui is at Sentry TOC.
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Mahalo to all of our volunteers who shared their time and talent to assist us in beginning the healing process for the children of abuse and neglect in Maui County duringtheSentryTournamentofChampions golf benefitting the Friends. ... See MoreSee Less