Nov. 13, 2010
Charles “Charlie” Mahelona Jr., 74, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired roofer and an Army and Army National Guard veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by hanai son Jeremy Rafael, stepsons Henry K. and Philip Rafael, stepdaughters Luana Kealaiki and Marcella Rafael, hanai sister Aiona Kalahiki, 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Graveside committal services and burial: 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2, Hilo. Casual attire.