HOWARD SHIGEO NAKAMOTO 77, of Honolulu passed away on Jan 4, 2015 at his home in Manoa with family by his side. Howard was born on Nov 19, 1937 to Shigeichi and Yukie Nakamoto. He was a graduate of Iolani School in '55 and attended UH. He had an entrepreneurial spirit while he was owner of Beretania Florist. After he took over the reins of the florist from his father, he expanded the florist to three branches, served as president of FTD Hawaii and the Florist Association of Hawaii, made TV commercials and gave away thousands of free roses at Good Neighbor Day. He was also a member of HEA and Rotary of Honolulu. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, traveling and was a loyal UH fan. He loved to raise fish in his aquariums and pond. He is survived by his wife of 52 years and teenage sweetheart, June, with whom he worked side by side at Beretania Florist for 45 years. His brothers are David (Irene) and Norman (Judy) and his sister is Lillian. His children are daughters, Celeste (Larry) Farinas, and Coreen and his son is Kevin (Alicia). His grandchildren are Reece, Beau, Mia and Emma. He will be remembered for the unconditional love and devotion he had for his family, his humility, kindness and quiet courage. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, Jan 25th at 4pm at Makiki Christian Church. Parking is also available at Mckinley. Visitation is at 3pm. Flowers are welcome.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased