Rodney Kahalawainui Kekahuna Sr., a retired Master Chief of the US Navy, passed peacefully in his home in Baton Rouge, LA on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at the age of 66.
Rodney was born on August 26, 1955 in Wailuku, Maui, HI to Edwin Lei Kekahuna Sr. and Mary Magdeline (Nakoa) Kekahuna. He is survived by his three children, Dezri He Punahele Kohler of Baton Rouge, LA, Shannon Mary Kekahuna of Kahakuloa, Maui, HI, and Rodney Kahalawainui Kekahuna Jr. of Wailuku, Maui, Hi, as well as his sister Audrey Kulumanu Nikaido of Wailuku, Maui, HI, and four grandchildren: Savannah Mansur, Kathrynn Weatherspoon, Xavier Ledbetter, and Ian Bump. He is preceded in death by his brothers Edwin Lei Kekahuna Jr. and Nathan Lonohiwa Kekahuna Sr.
Memorial services will be held in Maui, HI at a later date.