JAMES CAMPBELL ONAMILIONA SHINGLE “BUTTER”
Age 87 of Honolulu passed away on August 17 at home with family at his side.
Born on February 4, 1925, in Honolulu, he was the youngest of eight children of Muriel Kuaihelani Campbell Shingle and Robert Witt Shingle.
He attended Punahou School. During WWII, he was in the Navy stationed at Pearl Harbor. He went on to Menlo College, University of Grenoble and graduated from Marlboro College in 1950 with a degree in literature.
He married Alice Hedemann Shingle of Honolulu in 1949. He worked at Bishop Insurance before starting his own business, Property Investment Company, with brother Seymour Shingle and family friend Laura Lucas Thompson.
Butter enjoyed being with his family and friends, who knew him for his great sense of humor and humility. He was an avid tennis player, skier and loved to travel.
He was a lifelong philanthropist and donated to numerous causes and helped many people.
He was the former president of the Kapi’olani Hospital Board of Directors where he worked tirelessly to expand and upgrade the hospital.
He was a longtime president of the James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation.
Butter was a generous and loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend.
He is survived by longtime companion, Howard Francis Gardiner. He is preceded in death by his son, Witt Hedemann Pilihale Shingle (Susan Tanabe), and survived by daughter Alice Ka’eu’eu Shingle (Timothy Gaffney), grandsons James McGuire Ka’ahuiolea Rosenfeld and Edmund Kalanikini Shingle Rosenfeld, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at O’ahu Cemetery, Sunday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m. Aloha attire.
Memorials may be made to the James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation, Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children or any other charity of choice.