Josiah Kealoha, formerly known as "Pake" Gaspar, 65, of Hilo, a retired professional musician who played with Manae and the Kapaakea Homestead Band and a choir director of the 3 Days and 3 Nights Study Hall of Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by sons Eddie and Lopaka Gaspar, and Michael Halican; daughters Mary Lee, Crissy Distelhorst, Donna Juliussen and Makanani Gaspar; brothers Roy and Gene McNabb; sisters Ipo Koyaso, Joelyn Gaspar, Shirley Olsen, Mary Nalley and Maxine Linary; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Leleiwi Beach Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased