Albert Chikanobu Kobayashi

Posted On July 27th, 2013 -

ALBERT CHIKANOBU KOBAYASHI June 25, 1920 – July 10, 2013 Albert Chikanobu Kobayashi, 93, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2013 in Honolulu. He was born and raised in Honolulu and graduated from McKinley High School in 1937. Albert was the Founder of Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc., General Contractors which he started in 1949 and was incorporated in 1963. Albert played an active role in the building industry in Hawaii. He served in several leadership positions with the Home Builders Association of Hawaii, The Building Industry Association of Hawaii where he served as President in 1973, General Contractors Association, Oahu Contractors Association, The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, The Rotary Club of Ala Moana and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. His love of family and community could always be found in their family gatherings, karaoke songs and Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii leadership activities he actively supported with his wife, Violet for over 50 years. He taught a weekly Wednesday evening karaoke class, offered computer classes and guided the fundraising and building of the cultural hall construction project. In 1999 Albert was honored by the Japanese Cultural Center with a Celebration of Lifetime Achievement and in 2008, he was inducted into the Hawaii Building Industry Hall of Fame. He is preceded in death by his wife Violet C. Kobayashi and his grandson Brandon Kobayashi. Albert is survived by his sons Bert (Susan), James (Jeanne), and Ronald (Sandra) Kobayashi; 5 grandchildren BJ (Nicole) Kobayashi, Patrick (Kris) Kobayashi, Alana (Matt) Pakkala, Michelle (Brian) Hashimoto, Lisa Ann (Gilbert) Shin; 6 great grandchildren; sister in law Mildred Sakai, nieces and nephew. The Kobayashi family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the Anzai Ohana for their loving care given to Albert. To Carol & Jason, Christina & Jason Jr. & family, and Jennifer & Billy Guillermo – We are sincerely thankful for all you did for Albert. A private memorial service was held on July 24, 2013. The family kindly requests no monetary offerings.

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