Haliʻa Aloha | July 2021

To create a space for our readers to honor their loved ones, Ka Wai Ola will print Haliʻa Aloha – obituaries and mele kanikau (mourning chants). Haliʻa Aloha appearing in the print version of Ka Wai Ola should be recent (within six months of passing) and should not exceed 250 words in length. All other Haliʻa Aloha submitted will be published on kawaiola.news. Haliʻa Aloha must be submitted by the 15th of the month for publication the following month. Photos accompanying Haliʻa Aloha will only be included in the print version of the newspaper if space permits. However, all photos will be shared on kawaiola.news.

Photo: John Kekauoha

John Koliʻi Kekauoha, Jr.

April 6, 1960 – Dec. 10, 2020
(Waimānalo, Hawaiʻi) – John Koliʻi Kekauoha, Jr., 60, of Waimānalo, Hawaiʻi fell asleep in death in his Keaukaha home on Dec. 10, 2020. He retired as an MHR clerk from Honolulu Terminals. Wherever he went he was “da life of da party.” He was a walking human jukebox with an unlimited play list who loved singing and sang to anyone and everyone to put a smile on their face. He had such an infectious personality and was our big Hawaiian teddy bear. He is survived by his three sons, Carey Kekauoha (Nainoa); John Kekauoha, III; Kyle Kekauoha (Chrissylyn); two daughters, Kaylah Kekauoha (Jerome Ballesteros) and Jonnel Kekauoha (Moses Rodrigues); and 19 beautiful moʻopuna. He will be missed by many, loved by all, and as he would put it (“No Moi um”). See you in Paradise. We love you Dad!