Moses "Uncle Moke" Kealoha O Nalani Kuamo'o Moke, 74, of Hilo, he passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. He was born on January 10, 1940, in Keaukaha, South Hilo.
He retired as a Senior Truck Driver-Class A, for Yamada Transfer, Inc., a former treasurer for ILWU Local 142, Unit 1412, treasurer for Hawai'i Division ILWU Local 142 Pensioners Council, president for Papaikou ILWU Local 142 Pension Club, treasurer and former president for Hilo ILWU Local 142 Pension Club, treasurer for Keaukaha Community Association, president and genealogist for Ohana Ka-Uaua-A-Mahi Ohana O Hawai'i, member of the Kuamo'o Foundation, a member Sacristan and building maintenance chairman for Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church, former member of the Hawai'i Island Archery Club, Co-Chairperson for the former Hawaii Island King Kamehameha Day Parade Committee of Hilo and Royal Court Co-Director for King Kamehameha Day Celebration at Moku-ola formerly sponsored by Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church.
Friends may call on Friday, July 18, 2014 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Visitation from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Wake service at 7 p.m. An all-night vigil to follow at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church, 326 Desha Ave in Keaukaha (Hilo). Friends may call on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Malia Puaka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha, Visitation from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; Celebration of his Life at 9:30 a.m.; Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; burial at Alae Cemetery (Section F).
He is survived by son, Phillip John Kealoha O Nalani (Sylvia) Moke of Kea'au; grandson, Joshua John Ka-Uaua-A-Mahi Kuamo'o Moke of Kea'au; step-daughters, Deborah Mae Kepo'o (Randy) Akui and Jacquline "Jackie" Pilialoha Kepo'o (Larry) Sabate of Hilo; brothers, Herbert Kalani (Karen) Moke and Herman Kahekili Moke of Hilo; sisters, Sandra "Sandy" Hualani (Bobby) Lee of Hilo and Theresa "Sharon" Keahialoa Becktel of Kailua-Kona; brother in-law, Theodore (Yolette) Kamakea of Marietta, California; sisters in-law, Carmen Moke and Roswitha "Rose" Moke of Kea'au; hanai brothers, Robert "Hoss" Po'okapu Keli'iho'omalu, III of Aiea, Oahu and Charles "Charlie" (Marion) Moody of Linden, North Carolina; hanai sister, Theresa "Resa" Correa of Kailua, Oahu and Thelma "Buff" Kanani O Ka Home (Samson) Kamekona of Kahului, Maui; aunt, Judy Akoni of Kea'au; god children, Elizabeth Marie Benson and Keenan "Kuokalani" Kahalioumi of Hilo, Cheryl Moke-Rabang of Kea'au; Numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, god-sisters and god-brother.
Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.