Nov. 3, 2013
Walter Kekiwi, 86, of Lanai City, a merchant seaman and retired stevedore, died in Lanai Community Hospital. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by wife Eleanor; hanai sons Bruce and BJ Kaaikala, Dean, Martin, Lukela and Lindsey Eskaran, Fred Bello, John and Jacob Janikowski, John Parelta, Sid Alejado, Jacob and Jeffrey Baltero, Rowie Bringas and Sam Kahananui III; hanai daughters Mikala Enfield, Naupaka Borders, Anna Ganer, Valerie Janikowski, Lanai Eskaran, Kahele and Michelle Zablan, Yasha Parelta, Rebecca Alejado, Juliet Guillermo and Rochelle Alboro; brothers Dennis and Joseph; and sisters Isabel Kaha and Lani Low. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Additional visitation: 2 p.m. Thursday at Union Hall, Lanai. Services: 7 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Hearts Church, Lanai. Burial to follow at Lanai Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.