ROBERT “BOB” KEONAONA AKONG HEE
Robert "Bob" Keonaona Akong Hee passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Born on May 6, 1935. He was raised in Honolulu and graduated from Farrington High School and the University of Hawaii. After high school he served in the Marines towards the end of the Korean War. He returned to Honolulu to attend and graduated from the University of Hawaii Manoa. It was there that he met his wife Ginny. In his later years, bob worked for the Circuit Court as a Business Officer and then later as a Business Manager at Mid-Pacific Institute. Bob was a talented athlete and excellent at baseball and volleyball. His hobbies included surfing, gardening and helping others. He enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas with his wife Ginny and visiting his grandchildren in San Jose, CA. He was preceded in death by his wife Ginny, Bob is survived by his daughter, Jana (Timothy Rogers); son Marc (Sherrie Takaki); beloved grandchildren Quin, Margaux and Chelsea Rogers; sisters: Ruth, Violet and Diane; sisters-in-law Claire (Alvin) Ho, Catherine (Lowell) Chun-Hoon; hanai sister-in-law, Gail Martin; brother, John (Dee) Hee and brother-in-law Louis (Kathleen) Kau; nephews and nieces; grandnieces and grandnephews and hanai nieces and nephew. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 9 a.m. at the Newman Center, 1941 East-West Road, Honolulu. Following the Mass a graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Diamond Head Memorial Park (area nearest 22nd Avenue) 529 18th Avenue, Honolulu.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased