Posted On March 2nd, 2011 -

Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC


Loy Stewart Weston, 81, died on February 19, 2011 at his home in Honolulu, Hawaii after a long illness.

He was predeceased by his wife, Momoyo Masuko Weston; his father, Loy Albion Weston; his mother, Kate Stewart Weston; his sister, Jean McMorran Summers and his nephew, Hugh Gordon McMorran. He is survived by sisters Barbara Weston Moore of Naples, Florida and Anne Weston Ludlow Hathaway of Port Huron, Michigan. Other survivors are nephews Henry Gordon MacMorran and David McMorran of Hot Springs, Arkansas; nieces Pamela Todd Fox of Meadville, Pennsylvania; Susan Ludlow Rimdzius of Fountain Valley, California and Barbara Ludlow Taussig of Farmington, Connecticut.

Born and raised in Port Huron, Michigan, Loy Weston was an Eagle Scout. He was a graduate of Kemper Military Academy, the University of Michigan (B.A.), Wayne Law School, DePaul School of Law (L.L.B.) and the Columbia University Advanced Management Program. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and received in that conflict several personal decorations and unit citations.

Following his military service Mr. Weston began his business career working in sales and new product development at IBM, concurrently initiating a variety of entrepreneurial ventures in the United States. Later he relocated to Tokyo where he served as founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kentucky Fried Chicken in Japan. Returning to the United States after more than a decade of distinguished business accomplishment in Asia, Mr. Weston served as Special Representative of the Governor of The Commonwealth of Kentucky. In that role he was instrumental in persuading Japanese firms to locate new manufacturing facilities in Kentucky. As a long time resident of Honolulu, Hawaii, Mr. Weston had been active in residential building design, construction management and business consulting. He also served as an Adjunct Professor in the Business School at the University of Hawaii and as Visiting Executive at Hawaii Pacific University.

Loy Weston was a man of many interests and talents. In addition to his work as a senior corporate executive in the United States and Asia, he was an inventor, entrepreneur, artist, architect, builder, writer, poet, humorist, investor, teacher and collector of friends from all over the world.

Anyone wishing to make a donation in Loy Weston’s memory please send to: ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

Private services were held at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Contact: Tom Frank at tef2211@aol.com

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran