John Helekahi Jr., 82, of Hana, passed away at his residence on September 8, 2012. He was born in Kahului on July 11, 1930.
Visitation will be held from 8:00 am. to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 28, 2012, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hana, Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m., burial will follow in Puuiki Cemetery. Family request casual attire.
Ballard Family Mortuary is assisting with the arrangements.
John retired as an Executive Chef with Hotel Hana Maui.
He is survived by his wife, Lovena K.T. Helekahi; sons, Hymie John (Lili) Helekahi, Erwin Mark (Candice) Helekahi, Arthur James (Aileen) Helekahi, Christopher John (Tanya) Helekahi, Roger Elwood (Lahela) Helekahi, and Kawaiola Helekahi; daughters, Glenna Ann (John) Lind, Karen (Frank) Redo, Mapu (Sebastian) Sinenci, Leila (Guy) Castro, Zaneta Snow (Lamona) Shintani, Fawn Sherie (Paul) Helekahi-Burns, and Kealohanui Helekahi; sister, Katherine (Eddie) Abreau; 46 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, and 4 godchildren.
Online condolences may be made at: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com