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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Memorial for Mahelona at Kealakehe

A celebration of life for Jesse Steven Kahuanani Mahelona, a former professional football player and 2001 Kealakehe High School graduate, will be held Sept. 26 at the Kealakehe High School gymnasium.

Mahelona, 26, died Sept. 5 at Kona Community Hospital following a single-car accident on Kealakehe Parkway in Kailua-Kona.

He was born in Honolulu.

Mahelona was drafted in the fifth round of the 2006 National Football League draft by the Tennessee Titans. He also played with the Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons.

He is survived by wife Brandee Kukita-Mahelona; daughter Karter Mahelona; parents Steven and Laurie Mahelona; brothers Steven and Sam; sisters Brittney and Stephanie; grandparents Barbara Palmer, Charles Perkins, and Isaac and Lo-vena Mahelona; and great-grandmother Agnes Kelii.

Services will be at 4 p.m. with visitation starting at 3 p.m. Casual attire, no flowers.

Memorial condolences may be sent to Brandee Kukita-Mahelona at P.O. Box 1004, Kealakekua, HI 96750.

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