Creighton Kamakaho’ohie Richards

Posted On November 4th, 2012 -

1938-2012 Creighton (“Fuzzy”) Kamakaho’ohie Richards, 74, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born on June 19, 1938, he was the eldest son of Louis K. Richards and Carolyn Iwanaga. He married his best friend, Roberta Mapuana Aiona, 48 years ago and together they had three children, Reid, Ross and Keala. After graduating early from St. Louis College (now St. Louis High School) at age 16, Creighton earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawaii. From there, his professional career encompassed several different areas, finally ending in the airline industry at American Airlines. Working for the airlines allowed Fuzzy and his wife many opportunities to travel the world which made them very happy. During his spare time, Creighton loved to coach youth baseball and referee basketball. He refereed at all levels but loved high school the best because the players made it a fun sport. He was also involved in substitute teaching. He loved to teach math because it was his favorite subject and particularly to middle school students because they were so impressionable and eager to learn. The students enjoyed and respected him because he would take the time to help them understand at their level. Fuzzy is survived by his wife Roberta, two children Ross and Keala, his brother Lloyd, sisters Ann and Lyberta as well as seven grandchildren. He will be remembered in many positive ways and for how he touched the lives of those he knew. He will be revered as a proud, honorable gentleman with a mind full of knowledge and a heart full of tenderness and love. He knew how to have a good time and would want people to celebrate his life rather than mourn his death. Please come and be a part of this celebration on November 10,2012 at Mystical Rose Chapel on the slopes of Kalaipohaku at St. Louis High School. Fuzzy’s celebration of life will begin at 10 am with refreshments to follow. No flowers please . Contributions may be made to the Reid J.K. Richards Foundation, PO Box 61526, Honolulu, Hawaii 96839.

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