ERNEST DOUGLAS KEALOHA

Posted On July 4th, 2010 -

ERNEST DOUGLAS KEALOHA

Ernest Douglas Kealoha, age 68 passed away on June 27, 2010 at Straub Hospital. He was born on March 25, 1942 to Joseph Gardner Kealoha and Jennie Wai Chun Young Kealoha at the Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama Campus, Hale Ola Infirmary. Ernest is survived by his wife Molleen Espinda Kealoha and children Scarlett McMasters (Richard), SueAnne Bersola (Danny), Molly Alana (Allen), Lisa Kealoha Tupou (Sione) Kala Kealoha (Darlene) and Kale Kealoha (Ashley Iaea) and his beloved dog Honi Kealoha. Grandchildren Bryson Hodgins, Derek Alana, Kainoa Bersola, Michael Alana, Vikatolia Tupou, Kayla Kealoha, Keola Bersola, Dallas Tupou and Kainalu Kealoha.

Brothers: Joseph G. Kealoha Jr., Alden Kealoha, George A. Kealoha (Kanani), Gardner Alapai Kealoha.
Sisters: Ellen Ramos (Frank), Jennifer Kapur (Krishan) and many nieces and nephews.

Ernest served for 37 years as a Substation Supervisor for Hawaiian Electric Co. He was a Real Estate Broker for 40 yrs and owned and operated Waialae Realtors. He was King Kamehameha in the 1980 King Kamehameha Parade. He was very active in his children’s sports activities, tennis, soccer and football. He was a member of the Star of the Sea Church in Kahala, Elks Club, and past member of the Honolulu Board of Realtors. His hobbies included building, welding, and planting.

Ernest is a proud graduate of the Kamehameha Schools Class of 1960, which two weeks ago celebrated its 50th year Reunion at the Alumni Luau. He enjoyed seeing many old friends some of whom were with him in Kindergarten all the way to 12th grade. He was a stand out football player at Kamehameha where he played offensive line and defensive tackle. He was on the 1958 Championship Team. He was an avid supporter of Punahou’s Annual Carnival. Every year he volunteered his time preparing flowers for the Haku Leis and of course doing his favorite pastime-talking story with his fellow lei makers.

Education was very important to Ernest. He sent all of his children to private school. He was a kind and loving husband, father, and papa. He cherished all the moments he had with his family.

Services will be held on Friday, July 9, 2010 at the Diamond Head Mortuary located at the Diamond Head Cemetery. Visitation is at 9:00-10:30a.m. Services to follow at 10:30 a.m. Aloha Attire is welcome.


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