Gerald Kealohaohana Akana
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AKANA GERALD KEALOHAOHANA Gerald (Gerry) Kealohaohana Akana passed away on June 18, 2004 in his home in Kailua, Hawaii. He was born May 25, 1932, in Honolulu, but was a long time resident of San Diego. Gerry, as his friends knew him, served 22 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, including a tour in Vietnam (1967-1968). He retired in 1972 as a Gunnery Sergeant. After the Marine Corps, Gerry worked another 20 years as an electrician at the Veteran's Hospital in La Jolla, Ca. He was a member of the Hui O' Hawaii of San Diego and the VFW and made many close friends before finally returning home to Hawaii where he married the former Mary (Mickey) K. Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Mickey, children William Akana, Susan Butler, Eilynn Kohlbecker, Roy Akana, Kathryn Akana, sisters Rosemarie Spencer, Judy Nakamura, Josie Miller, brother James Akana, fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at the Hawaiian Memorial Park Chapel, Kaneohe, HI 96744 on Sunday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. Please sign the guest book at

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Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Jun. 23, 2004.
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June 24, 2004
To Kathy and your family, Please know that all of you are in our hearts and prayers. We're here for you.
Scripps Ranch Post Office
June 24, 2004
Susie, Eilynn, Kathy, Roy, Willie and families --

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I remember him best from when I used to go to your house during high school, how he was always nice to me, smiling and would be puttering around the house, in the kitchen doing something. My family sends their condolences.

-- Lina
Eileen Matro
June 23, 2004
Theresa and I are very sad at the passing of a fellow retired employee
of VAMC, fellow bowler at Clairemont
Bowl, San Diego.
Gerry and his family shared their home at Christmas time in Hawaii(1986) with us, which will always one of our favorite memories.
Farewell and God bless,
William & Theresa Thomas
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