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 obituaries.uniontrib.com
Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Jun. 23, 2004.