Walter Toshihide OkuboWALTER TOSHIHIDE OKUBO
Walter Okubo 68, of Wailuku, went home to be with the Lord on May 16, 2012 in Wailuku, Maui.
Walter was born on Oahu February 2, 1944. He was predeceased by parents, Kameichi and Kiyoko Okubo and brother Roy Okubo. He is survived by wife, Darien Okubo, children Barbara Henry, Danette (Ernest) Abe, Randall (Dawn) Nakamura and sisters Glenna "Keiko"(Sidney) Tsugawa and Harriet (Patrick) Carmody. He was "Pappy" to grandchildren BJ, Barbette, Andrew, Jonathan, Matthew, Kalehua and Kiana and beloved uncle to nephews Takaichi, Garrett and Arthur and nieces Kathleen, Rachel and Christine.
Walter grew up in Kaimuki and attended Kaimuki High School, LA City College and the FBI School. He worked as a firefighter on Oahu and later moved to Maui to work at Aloha House, eventually retiring from Waiehu Golf Course.
Walter's passion was people. God gave Walter a gifting to minister to those with addictions. He poured into others, sharing words of encouragement, guidance and strength, which he always said came from the Holy Spirit, which enabled him. By "word of mouth" he met individuals and families from the islands who passed on his name to other families going through similar crises. Walter loved and taught from the Book of James, which is the "how to" book of a Christian life.
Walter walked many paths and discovered there was only one way to be whole and at peace with himself and GodJESUS. He shared this life lesson with everyone who came to him for help.
Walter, you made a friend everywhere you went. You were full of life and you were a true and loyal husband, father, brother, uncle, "Pappy", and friend. We celebrate the life that you lived that honored God. You will be greatly missed.
Services: June 1, 2012 June 7, 2012
King's Cathedral King's Cathedral
Nui Valley Oahu Kahului, Maui
Visitation: 6-7pm Visitation: 9-10:30 am
Service: 7-8 pm Service: 10:30-11:30 am
Reception to follow Reception to follow
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased