GEORGE ARASHIROGEORGE ARASHIRO Age 78, of Honolulu, entered peacefully from his earthly home into his heavenly home, with family at his side. A '53 McKinley HS graduate, he joined the Army and served at Schofield Barracks as a specialist, playing the saxophone in the Army Band. In 1960, he graduated from the University of Hawaii under the GI Bill, and began his teaching career, first at Waiahole School, then Roosevelt HS as a math teacher, and finally Washington Intermediate School. Retiring from teaching after 30 years with the DOE, and at the ripe age of 55, he enjoyed his new career as grandpa and handyman, where he dedicated his time to family and friends. It was the perfect retirement. He always placed others before himself, looking for ways to help those in need and giving his time freely to his church. He was playful and kind, with a warm spirit, and never had a harsh word for anyone. In his last few years, God had given us such an honor to have been able to care for him. To be able to share his love, with all who came to visit him. To offer the warm embraces that he wanted to give, but was not able to return. To convey to others that he was okay, as he would want us to reassure and encourage. To speak Christ's love into others' lives, as we know he felt, even at the point when he was tethered so lightly to this world. These were the last great lessons that he gave us. Thank you for being such a wonderful husband, father and brother. We love you so much. He is survived by his remarkable and loving wife of 54 years, Pearl, sons Steve (Pat) and Terrance (Susan), brother Royden (Hazel), and the joys of his life, grand- children Troy, Erika, Dana, Evan and Erin. Service will be held at Olivet Baptist Church, on Saturday, May 10. Visitation at 3 pm. Celebration of life at 4 pm. No flowers.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased