Posted On June 16th, 2013 -

RUTH IMPERIAL PFEIFFER 82, of Honolulu passed away June 2, 2013. Born in Dumaguete City, Philippines on July 3, 1930, daughter of Gerardo A. and Angustias Romero Imperial, wife of William R. Pfeiffer (deceased). She spent her life as a music educator and performer; and in service to the church as musical director, organist and choir director. She studied at Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Philippines (B.A. Music); Union Theological Seminary, New York City (M.A. Sacred Music) and University of Hawai’i at Manoa (M.A. Music Education). She is survived by sons Gerardo Pfeiffer of Honolulu, Paul Pfeiffer of New York City and John Pfeiffer of New York City; brothers George Imperial of New York, Valentino (Anita) Imperial of Texas and Paul (Laraine) Imperial of Montreal; stepsons Cam (Anita) Pfeiffer of New Mexico, Mark (Kate) Pfeiffer of Washington and Steve Pfeiffer of Arizona; her grandchildren in Hawai’i Drew Kawilihan Nebres Pfeiffer, Ella Ruth Abellana Pfeiffer and Jessica Wise and many more grandchildren and great-grandchildren here and on the mainland. She will be missed by so many because she shared with so many. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96814. A musical gathering will begin at 6:00pm, and Memorial Service will begin at 7:00pm. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to support music scholarship at the University of Hawai’i and Silliman University. Donations can be made to UH Foundation for the Pfeiffer Scholarship Endowment (UH Foundation, PO Box 11270, Honolulu, HI 96828) and to Silliman University in memory of Ruth Pfeiffer (c/o United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1221, New York, NY 10115 http://

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