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Kenneth Kealalio Obituary

Kenneth  R. Kealalio
Kenneth R. Kealalio

April 17, 1934 - September 4, 2009
Born in Honolulu, HI
Resided in Soledad, CA
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Kenneth R. Kealalio, 75, of Soledad, passed away on Friday, September 4, 2009 at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 17, 1934 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

He served in the U.S. Army for 27 years as a Master Sergeant E8 and fought in the Korean, Vietnam and WW II wars. For his efforts, he was awarded two purple hearts. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1629 of Monterey and a member of the American Legion Post No. 694 of Marina.

He enjoyed playing the ukulele and singing Karaoke. He also enjoyed gardening during his free time and cooking the traditional Hawaiian dishes.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Pearl Hannah Leimomi; parents, Daniel & Julia; brother, Daniel Kainaina Kealalio.

He is survived by his wife, Ikuko Kealalio of Soledad; daughter, Diana Hughes of Soledad; son-in-law, Kelly Hughes of Soledad; sisters, Winona Puulau Kealalio of Honolulu, HI, Hazel Mailani of Honolulu, HI and Blossom Malomalamaokeavoo of Honolulu, HI; five grandchildren, Alyssa, Alejandra, Jessica, Gabriella and Darion.

Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at Struve & Laporte Chapel, 41 West San Luis Street, Salinas, CA 93901.

Reception will follow at the VFW Post 811, 3131 Crescent Avenue, Marina, CA 93933.




Memorial Service
Struve and Laporte Funeral Home
41 West San Luis Street
Salinas, CA US 93901
Saturday, September 12, 2009
1:00 PM
VFW Post 811
3131 Crescent Avenue
Marina, CA US 93933
Saturday, September 12, 2009
2:00 PM