Charles Iwao Yoshimura

Posted On March 13th, 2011 -

March 21, 1914 to March 5, 2011

Charles Yoshimura, age 96, passed away at home on March 5, 2011. Charles passed very peacefully with his family by his side. Charles was born in Wailua Kauai. After graduating from Kauai High School, Charles moved to Oahu where he lived in Wahiawa and then Alewa Heights.

He married Ruby Katayama in 1940. They just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Charles was a retired carpenter and worked for Hawaiian Dredging Construction. Charles enjoyed his retirement tending to his orchids, playing his harmonica, singing Japanese songs and just being the best grandpa ever!

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Yoshimura, son Michael, daughters Shirley and Diane (John) Beirne. Four Grandchildren, Debra (Keith Boruff) Yamakami, Dina (John) Suyemoto, Dara (Greg) Duane, Derek Yamakami. Six Great Grandchildren, Tiare (Daniel Kuba) Yamura, Jake and Cole Suyemoto, Aidan and Dilyn Duane, Jarin Tengan Yamakami. One Great Great Granddaughter, Paisley Kuba. Brothers, Satoshi (Shizue) Yoshimura, Teruo (Kay) Yoshimura.

A celebration of life will be held at the Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 10:00AM. Visitation will be from 9:00AM. Casual attire.

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