West Hawaii Today
Notice #: 0001425842-01
Funeral Notices

HERBERT S. MCKELVY July 13, 1947 March 14, 2023 Herbert S. McKelvy, 75, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, died peacefully at home on March 14, 2023. Herb was born on July 13, 1947, in Murphysboro, Illinois. As a young man, he was a proud Eagle and Sea Scout in Southern California. After high school, Herb served in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Following his military career, Herb worked in Lake Tahoe in the casino business. In 1992, Herb and wife, Jackie relocated to Waikoloa where he specialized in yard maintenance and irrigation and later became known as being the “MacGyver” of property maintenance at The Villas at Mauna Kea, Waikoloa, and Kohala Coast. Herb also enjoyed sailing, geocaching, and cruising. Herb is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Jackie H. McKelvy, sister Kathrin McKelvy of Illinois, as well as numerous aunts and cousins throughout the mainland United States. A private memorial will be held at sea at a later date.