Posted On May 6th, 2011 -


Born March 27, 1983 in Newton, MA; passed away at the young age of 28 on April 28, 2011 in Honolulu, HI. Raised in Boston, Jakarta (Indonesia) and Singapore. Upon graduation from Singapore American School in 2001, he attended University of Hawaii at Manoa and graduated in May 2006 with a BS in Global Environmental Sciences. He was employed by Parsons Corporation as an Environmental Scientist until his passing.

Justin is survived by his parents Peter and Nancy Bukunt, brother Brandon, grandparents Paul and Audrey Hand, Uncle Paul and Aunt Susan, cousin Garrett, Uncle Duane, and best friend Mike Brown.

Justin will be missed by many; but the established surfers of Kaisers know that the k-bowl will never be the same without him; thanks to the Kaisers Ohana. Justin avidly pursued all things outdoor; fishing, hiking, skydiving, and more, with surfing topping the list. More recently he added home remodeling to his interests.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in Justin’s memory to the Nature Conservancy of Hawaii (808-537-4508) to honor Justin’s passion for a sustainable environment, or The UH Foundation (808-956-8849). An informal memorial will take place Saturday, May 14th, at 7am at Kaisers.

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