RALPH KEONAONA KANOHO, SR.
Ralph Keonaona Kanoho Sr. at the age of 91, peacefully went home to be with our Lord in heaven, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at home with his ohana by his side. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, and an esteemed role model to his grand and great-grandchildren who called him "Papa." Dad was an athlete, waterman, and instrumental in community activities as he raised his four children. From an ocean lifeguard to a Hawaiian Telephone communication technician, he was a man of many skills.
Ralph was also a patriot who served as a MSgt. in the U.S. Army Reserve. From this experience, he gained a love for God and a passion for his country. It was essential for him to put God first. His home was where he demonstrated his heart for hospitality, alongside his loving wife Jean. From this place came traditions lasting decades even to this day.
Ralph is survived by his wife Jean Kanoho, four children: Ululani & Warren Luis, Gayleen & Brett Jennings, Ralph Jr. & Eva Kanoho, Nena & Chris Quick, eight grandchildren, and eight great- grandchildren. As well as his sisters Gladiola Fellezs, Cecilia Young, Carol Malina, and his brothers, Ezra Kanoho, Raymond, Calvin, and David Malina.
"We are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord." 2 Corinthians 5:8
A graveside service will be held at the Diamond Head Mortuary (near the flagpole), Tuesday, May 4, 2021,at 12:15pm. Mahalo nui for your aloha and compassion.
Arrangements Provided By: Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel
Notice #: 0001324334-01