ARTHUR AKIRA KOHARA
ARTHUR AKIRA KOHARA Age 88, of Honolulu passed away on February 23, 2016. He was born in Honolulu, spent his youth in Hilo, and was a graduate of McKinley High School, Class of 1945. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Japan. He attended the University of Hawaii, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He served as Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma, School of Architecture, obtained his Professional license and opened his own practice. He was self-employed, dba Arthur A. Kohara Architect, Inc., and retired in 2004. He is survived by his wife, Peggy H. Kohara; sons, Jeffrey (LeAnn) and Scott (Tina) Kohara; daughters, Lynne (Gregory) Hayashi and Kimberly (Keith) Nakano; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; brother, Roy Kohara; sisters, Mildred Takabayashi, Marion (Akira) Iwata, Evelyn (Thomas) Tanouye, and Jean (Richard) Iwamuro. He was a member of the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin for over 40 years, serving as President of Sudhana Fellowship; a Charter Member and past President of the Ala Moana Lions Club; past member and President of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Hawaii Chapter; past member of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts; and President of the Wisteria Dance Club. Visitation from 3:00 p.m. followed by service at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Highway. No flowers. Aloha attire.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased