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James Kelii
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Birth: May 21, 1930
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 1968
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA

James Kelii was the son of Samuel Kelii and Emmajean Umauma Kaiewe/Holani Kelii. He married my mother Rose Keliipaapohaku Keaupuni November 26, 1950. They both have seven children. James Jr, Samuel, Emmajean, Rosemary, Ernest, Esther and Jaime.

Our dad was a good person. Although his life was cut short at age 37, he lived a good and fruitful life. He was a hard worker and a good provider. He served his country in the Army Air Force and enjoyed being a paratrooper. After receiving an honorable discharge from the military, he worked as a cab driver, delivering newspapers and than a full-time bus driver with the Honolulu Rapid Transit (HRT). He had several different hobbies: building co-carts, re-modeling bicycles, riding his harley davidson motorcycles, parachute jumping with the Aloha Sky Divers, play music (mostly the guitar), and spending quality time with his family. Dad moved us from Waimanalo homestead to San Francisco, California. There he worked for the Alameda Contra-Costa (AC Transit) buslines. We lived at several places: Daly City, Milpitas, West Oakland and East Oakland. After dad was ill, we moved back to Honolulu, Hawaii where he died not to long after.
Dad suffered with congenital heart disease. He died peacefully in Queens Hospital.
Our dad was a good man. Loved him dearly. 
 
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  Rose Keliipaapohaku Keaupuni Freitas (1933 - 2003)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
IN LOVING MEMORY
JAMES KELII SR.
BORN: MAY 21, 1930
DIED: FEBRUARY 26, 1968
 
Burial:
Greenhaven Memorial Park
Kaneohe
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
 
Created by: Emmajean Kahumoku
Record added: Sep 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58720383
James Kelii
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- Love You Dad
 Added: Sep. 17, 2010
i may have never known each other here...we barely missed one another. but i truly believe we knew each other b4 & will after...amen love u grandpa james. your 1st grandchild.
- Serena Keli'i K. Rodrigues
 Added: Sep. 17, 2010

- Kathryn Kahumoku
 Added: Sep. 16, 2010
 
 
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