Anne Jurczynski

Posted On May 7th, 2017 -

Anne JurczynskiAnne Jurczynski, also known as Mrs. J., passed away peacefully at home on April 29, 2017. She was born on July 3, 1918. Anne and her husband, Stanley, came to the Territory of Hawai'i from Ohio so that he could help rebuild Pearl Harbor after the 1941 attack. During this time they welcomed three daughters into their famity, and they also fell in love with Hawai' i. The family returned to Ohio via ocean steamer when their youngest daughter was a newborn an arduous three week voyage where everyone suffered from seasickness. Back in Ohio, Anne settled into her role as mother and housewife. She and Stan raised their three girls, along with many crops, on their piece of land. People would come from miles around to buy their famous pumpkins for Halloween. All the while, both Stanley and Anne longed to return to Hawai'i. In 1983, this dream was realized. Stanley passed away on Christmas Eve of that year, and Anne became a docent and guardian at 'lolani Palace. She was dedicated to her work at the Palace, and volunteered countless hours over the course of 26 years. She called it her "new" life. Anne had a generous heart and was always thinking of others before herself. She embraced a lifelong love of learning and sharing new discoveries with others. She never complained about a thing. Her beautiful spirit will be missed. Anne is survived by daughters Anne Notley (Robert) of Kaua'i and Carol Kimura (Roy) of Hilo; grandsons David Ng and Rufus Kimura; granddaughter Anuenue Washburn (Ryan); six great grand- children; and one great great grand- child. She was preceded in death by husband Stanley, daughter Amy, and grandson Jeremy.

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