Obituary for Saturday, May 19, 2018

Oihana ‘Kalei’ Leimana Kanahele Jr.

Oihana “Kalei” Leimana Kanahele Jr., 60, of Niihau, passed away on May 15, 2018, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Born on Sept. 17, 1957, in Pu‘uwai, Niihau, he was a rancher with Niihau Ranch.

He was preceded in death by father Oihana Leimana Kanahele Sr., mother Evaline Kamala, brother Bernard Oliwa Kanahele, and sister Cynthia Ku‘uleipupu Kanahele.

He is survived by wife Dale Evans Kuuipo Kanahele, sons Bert (Alakai) Kanahele of Kekaha, Brett (Sariah) Kanahele of Kekaha, Brian (Clarisse) Kanahele of Makaweli and Bryson James (Ruth Kerrylyann) Kanahele of Kekaha, daughters Laurie (Raymond) Pahulehua of Pu‘uwai, Jerry (James) Shintani of Hanapepe, Lucille Kanahele of Pu‘uwai, Cynthia Kanahele of Pu‘uwai, Brittney Pahulehua of Pu‘uwai and Shania Kanahele of Hanapepe, 16 grandchildren, brothers Wilson Pomaikai (Marylou) Kanahele of Kekaha and Tom Keali‘i (Alison) Kanahele of Kauai, sisters Evaline “Tuti” Kanahele of Honolulu, Doreen “Oear” Kanahele of Hanapepe and Mileka Puuwai Kanahele of Honolulu, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Monday, May 28, at Garden Island Mortuary chapel in Lawai from 9 to 10:45 a.m., where services will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

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