Robert Po’okapu Keli’iho’omalu Jr., 81

Robert Po’okapu Keli’iho’omalu Jr., 81, of Hilo, Hawaii, passed away on July 6, 2019 in Kahului, Maui. He was born on January 19, 1938 in Hilo, Hawaii. He served in the United States Army in Germany. He was a Chef, Able Seaman in Merchant Marines, Seaman with Hawaiian Tug and Barge and Young Brothers.

Services to be held on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo, 570 Kinoole St. Hilo, HI 96720. Visitation at 5:00pm, service at 6:30pm. Burial at 9:00am, on August 2, 2019 at Veterans 2, 110 Laimana St. Hilo, HI 96720.

Robert is survived by Brothers Francis “Moody” (Sandra) Kaho’ohalahala, Charles (Marion) Moody; Sisters Thelma Kanani “Buff” Keli’iho’omalu Kamekona, Lei Barr, Lani (Jim) Puzey, Pualani (Wyatt) Gull; Hanai brother Herbert Kalani Moke; Hanai Sisters Sandra (Bobby) Lee, Theresa Sharon Becktel; Hanai Sisters in law Roswitha “Rose” Moke, Carmen Moke; Aunt Judith “Judy” Akoni; Numerous nieces, nephews, and relatives.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo.

Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com