William "Fred" Branum, 48, of Los Angeles, California, passed away on December 18, 2012, at Maui Memorial Medical Center. Born on May 31, 1964 in Montgomery, Alabama. Fred called Maui his home for 27 years, from 19812008. A Master Craftsman, experienced Boat Captain and Scuba Dive Instructor; Fred's rare combination of skills had recently earned him a position with Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. in Long Beach, CA, outfitting jet airplanes.
He is survived by his son, Morgan Kainoa "Kai" Branum; partner, Kimberly Venardos; brother, Donald R. (Dawn) Branum; sisters, Sonja B. (Leonard) Bowers, Lea Ann (Todd) Clark, and long-time friend, Tanna Swanson.
A private family memorial service is planned, as well as a public reception celebrating his life on Friday January 4th, 2013. For information please call: 808-283-1949.
Condolences may be sent to: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com