Rodney Keliiokalani Kamalu, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, age 84, passed away June 9, 2016, in St. George, Utah.
Rod was born February 12, 1932, in Honolulu, Hawaii to Robert and Helen Kamalu. In 1950 he graduated from Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu where he boarded from 8th to 12th grade. He then attended Milwaukee School of Engineering, Oklahoma A&M and BYU where he graduated in June 1959 in Electrical Engineering.
He served two years in the US Army from January 1956 to December 1957. He worked for Sperry Engineering Labs in Salt Lake City, Lockheed Missile and Space in Hawaii and then for the U.S. Government, first with US Army Cable Communications in Honolulu and then STRATCOM at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, until he retired in 1992.
Rod is survived by his wife, Dora; eight children: Kyle Kamalu, Michelle Roberts, Darren Kamalu, Maile Roberts, Layne Kamalu, Kimberly Wilcox, Roxane Nauahi and Deanna Farley; 48 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; a brother, Russell Kamalu.
- Funeral services will be Friday, June 17, 2016, at 11 a.m. in the Fort Pierce LDS Chapel, 750 E. Fort Pierce Dr., St. George, Utah.
- A viewing will be held from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services.
- Interment will be in the Tonaquint Cemetery, St. George, Utah.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-635-2212.
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