JOHN “KAWELO” KONG KEE, JR.
John "Kawelo" Kong Kee, Jr, 52 of Keaau, Hawaii passed away on April 9, 2017. Survived by parents John and Lei Kong Kee, sisters Florence "Keoho" Kong Kee, Mary Kapanui, Theresa Kong Kee Luke (Marshall) and his brothers; William Kong Kee and Sam Kong Kee (Candy), nephews; Kolomona (Summer) and Kamuela (Hoku) Kapanui and nieces; Faith and Sage Kong Kee, grandnephews and grandniece. A 1983 graduate of Kamehameha Schools, Kawelo had a deep love for Hawaii and shared that love through his music and dance. He worked for Disneyworld Orlando at the Polynesian Hotel as an entertainer and dancer. He traveled to Japan where he shared the Hawaiian culture and performed at numerous events. Kawelo loved teaching the students at Ke Kula O Nawahiokalaniopuu, a Hawaiian charter school. As a member of Halau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua he participated in the Merrie Monarch, other hula events and community gatherings. Kawelo lived life to the fullest! He will best be remembered for his generosity and fun loving spirit. Mahalo Nui for the loving memories. We miss youwe love youwe will never forget. Celebration of Life Diamond Head Mortuary Monday, May 15, 2017 4:30pm - 8pm Inurnment Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary Tuesday, May 16, 2017 11:00am Aloha Attire. Leis and Flowers are welcomed.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased