Walter Kekiwi, 86, of Lanai City, Hawaii, passed away on November 3, 2013, at Lanai Community Hospital. He was born on October 10, 1927, in Kula, Maui.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Visitation will also be held from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at the Union Hall on Lanai; service will begin at 7:00 p.m. Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2013, at Sacred Hearts Church, Lanai; burial will follow at Lanai Cemetery.
After serving in the Merchant Marines, Walter retired from the Pineapple Industry and Marine Industry, as a Stevedore. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Kekiwi & Stitch; hanai children, Bruce & BJ Kaaikala, Mikala Enfield, Naupaka Borders, Dean Eskaran, Anna Ganer, Fred Bello, John, Valerie & Jacob Janikowski, Martin, Lanai & Lukela Eskaran, Lindsey Eskaran, Kahele & Michelle Zablan, John & Yasha Parelta, Sid & Rebecca Alejado, Jacob & Jeffrey Baltero, Rowie Bringas, Juliet Guillermo, Rochelle Alboro, Sam Kahananui III; and siblings, Dennis & Gail Kekiwi, Joseph & Charlotte Kekiwi, Isabel Kaha, and Lani Low and numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces.
Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com