PAUL KALEI AKIONAPAUL KALEI AKIONA July 21, 1938 - March 20, 2014 Paul Kalei Akiona passed away at Kaiser Medical Center, Vallejo, CA on Thursday March 20, after a long illness. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and was the second youngest of eleven siblings. He leaves to cherish his memory; his sisters, Josephine K. DeLaura-Crow and Shirley P. Hering of Vallejo, CA., Ramona Teves, Dorothy Kekuewa, Veronica Samera, Lorna Terry, of Honolulu, HI, and Lorraine Kaniho of Kamulea, HI., numerous nephews and nieces throughout Hawaii & the mainland. Paul is preceded in death by his parents Peter K. Akiona, Sr. and Julia Pamaiaulu Akiona, brothers Peter K. Akiona, Roland K. Akiona, and Robert K. Akiona. Paul served in the US Air Force and was honorably discharged. He retired from the Naval Aviation Depot, Alameda, CA as a supervisor in 1993, after a long and distinguished career. He was truly loved by his 'Ohana and many friends, and will be dearly missed. During Paul's time on earth he was friends to all and touched every person he encountered with his generosity to his ohana and friends. Although Paul lived in California for most of his youth and all of his adult life, his true love was his birthplace of Hawai'i Nei. Viewing will be at Colonial Chapel, Vallejo, California, Saturday March 29 and Sunday March 30, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Services will be held on Monday March 31, 2014 at 11:30 am, cremation to follow at Tulocay Cemetery, Napa, CA. Inurnment to be held July 26th, Oahu, Hawaii. Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Chapels, Vallejo, CA.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased