GEORGE KYNSTON “KEOKI” KANEKAWAIOLA LINDSEY SR.

Posted On February 9th, 2014 -

2-9, 2-16 GEORGE K. LINDSEYGEORGE KYNSTON KEOKI KANEKAWAIOLA LINDSEY SR. George Kynston “Keoki” Kanekawaiola Lindsey Sr., 86, of Pearl City, passed away peacefully at home on January 16, 2014. He was born on October 22, 1927, in Waialua, Moloka`i to Charles Robert Lindsey, Sr. and Julia Mailekini Kahele. He is survived by his wife Joan (Sniffen), sons George Kynston “Kanekawaiola” Lindsey Jr. (Tricia), Bryan Haleola Lindsey (Lori), Robert Michael Keikilani Lindsey (Nova), and daughter LaJoy Anelalani Lindsey-Hanohano (Malcolm Hanohano), 16 grand- children and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers John “Buck” Lindsey and James “Kimo” Lindsey; sisters Elvin “Maile” Lee, Marylane “Merle” Piper, and Eleanor “Lala” Pietz; Predeceased by his parents, beloved brothers Charles Robert “Brother” Lindsey, Anthony “Tony” Lindsey, Bernard Lindsey, Edwin “Eddie” Lindsey, Thomas “Tom” Lindsey and dear sister Ana Cox. He attended Kilohana School on Moloka’i and graduated from St. Louis High School in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947. He had a long career in the Honolulu Fire Department where he retired as a Fire Captain in 1979. He later worked as a Fire Inspector with the Hickam Federal Fire Department where he retired in 2005. Being a firefighter was his passion, always wanting to be of service to not only his family and friends but to all others in need. He was a multi-talented man who was self-taught in many musical instruments from the piano, vibes, ‘ukulele and guitar serving as guitarist over the years at many hula performances for his family’s halau. Visitation on February 21, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. at Borthwick Mortuary, Vineyard Chapel. Services at 10 a.m. Burial at 12:30 p.m., National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.


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