JUDGE DONALD KOJI TSUKIYAMAJUDGE DONALD KOJI TSUKIYAMA Donald Koji Tsukiyama, age 80, retired Circuit Court Judge, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at his home in Honolulu with his family by his side. Donald was born on October 17, 1933 in Honolulu Hawaii to Wilfred and Grace Tsukiyama. He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder where he pursued both his undergraduate and law degrees. Upon passing the bar exam, he was sworn in as an attorney by his father, Chief Justice Wilfred Tsukiyama. After serving eight years as a public defender, he was appointed by then Chief Justice William Richardson to serve as a District Family Court Judge of the First Circuit. Three months later, he was appointed by then Governor George Ariyoshi to serve as a Circuit Court Judge. Throughout his distinguished career, he exemplified honor, wisdom, integrity, fairness, humility, and, most of all, dignity. He retired from the Circuit Court in 1990. Upon retiring from the bench, he enjoyed golfing, gardening and spending time with his family. He was influential and dedicated to all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years May; two sons: Scott and Craig; daughter-in- law Reiko; brother Roy, and sister Caren Hubin. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Nuuanu Memorial Park in the East Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 5:00 p.m. Private Inurnment. Casual Attire. Family requests no flowers.
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