John Walter Gill and June Junko (Masaki) Gill
JOHN WALTER GILL JUNE JUNKO (MASAKI) GILL Junko Gill, born on June 23, 1935 passed away from Pancreatic Cancer on 6 April 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family in Waimea on Kaua'I, she was 78. Junko was survived at the time by her husband John, Daughter Mitsuno (Tim) Pfeifer, grandchildren Ticer and Ayame; Sisters: Helen Hanae (Tom) Montanous, Linda Masaki, Vivian 'Mido' (Mike) Kunselman, Leslie 'Chiko' (Chiaki) Sakaida, Joyce Masaki; Brothers: Setsuo 'Boy' (Ruth) Masaki, Harry 'Humi' (Evelyn) Masaki, cousins, and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Koichi and Mitsuno (Mishima) Masaki, brother Mike Masaki, sister Bernice Namie (Ted/Tadashi) Okino, and one son Ian. Junko is was 1953 Alumni from Waimea High School and continued to support WHS athletics through the years. She retired from Bank of America in Los Angeles and returned to Kaua'i after retirement. Junko loved to share her leis, crafts and flowers with all she came across and especially enjoyed helping the Kaua'i Shriners care for our island children. John Gill, born on April 4, 1927 passed away from lung complications on 12 December 2015 at Queens Hospital surrounded by his loving family., he was 88. John is survived by his daughter Mitsuno (Tim) Pfeifer and grandchildren Ticer and Ayame. He was predeceased by his wife Junko, son Ian and his (adopted) parents Robert and Anna (Schichi) Gill. John was raised in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains and immigrated to the United States by boat arriving 4 Aug 1947. John became a pilot and engineer, and worked for Howard Hughes among others. His favorite aviation accomplishments were working on the development of the Triton II Missile, AH64 Apache Helicopter and the C17 airplane. Most recently John loved to serve his community and has always shad a soft heart for children, he found a great group of men he considered his brothers in the Kaua'i Shriners where he was able to fulfill his greatest gift of caring for our keiki. A Military Honor service will be held for John this Saturday, 9 July 2016 at the Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Hanapepe at 10:30am where John and Junko's ashes will be combined and interred. Lunch will be served in Waimea immediately following the service.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased