JOHN F. NIELSEN JOHN F. NIELSEN John F. Nielsen, 92, retired Regional General Manager for Sears Roebuck & Co.-Hawaii and community leader passed away on October 15, 2016 in Honolulu. A Marine Veteran of WWII, he was a graduate of Pepperdine University and the first (1947) class of Thunderbird School of International Business in Arizona. Activities in Hawaii included Board Directorships for First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaiian Electric, Iolani School, Hawaii Visitors Bureau, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Hawaii Army Museum. Trustee for H.M. Dowsett Estate, Past President of the Rotary Club of Honolulu, the Aloha Bowl and Co-Founder of the Annual Boy Scouts Aloha Council Golf Tourney. He was predeceased by wife, Aileen in 2014. Survived by daughter, Karinna (Karen) Nielsen and son-in-law, Daniel Zurbriggen of Kailua; son, John David Nielsen and daughter-in-law, Thelma Gretzinger of Lakeway, TX; sister, Margaret (Ken) Davidson of Kapolei; brother, Niels (Erica) Nielsen, Jr of Houston, TX; granddaughter, Daphne Cawley (Warren Edwards) of Easton, MD; great-grandchildren, Gabriella Cawley and Andre Cawley of Maryland. Memorial service on Tuesday, November 22 at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel, 3:30pm visitation, 4:00pm service with reception following.
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