George “Keoke” I. Kealakai

George “Keoke” I. Kealakai, 72, of Kihei, passed away on July 3, 2017 at Tripler Army Medical Hospital in Honolulu. He was born on June 10, 1945 in Honolulu.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday August 19, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary in Kahului. Visitation will begin 9 a.m. and service at 10 a.m.

George was a veteran of the United States Navy. He worked as a security guard on the 3rd floor at the court house before working at Robert of Hawaii as a school bus driver. He was also a member of The Sons of Hawaii Motorcycle Club.

He is survived by his wife Mahinalani Kealakai; step-sons, Emmitt and Earl Freitas; step-daughter, Earleen Sato; brothers, Jonathan and Duke Kealakai; sisters, Charlene Ching, Rebecca, Henano, Vanessa and Lara Kealakai, and 10 grandchildren.

George is also survived by his true brother and closest friend, Samuel Kuailani Sr., and favorite nephew Kalani Waiohu.

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