SHIGERU A retired U.S. Army Lt. Col., passed away on November 25, 2016, at his home at Kahala Nui. He was 98. Born in Honolulu on July 16, 1918, Stu was a McKinley High School and University of Hawaii graduate. He reported for active duty in 1940 and remained in the Army for 23 years, most of which were spent as an intelligence/counterintelligence officer. He was the last-surviving of the 16 original AJA officers of the 100th Infantry Battalion, which was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. After retiring from the Army, he worked for another 17 years as an intelligence/ counterintelligence civilian for the Department of the Army. He received many awards and decorations, including the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Purple Heart, the United Nations Korea Service Military Medal, the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, and the Army Presidential Unit Citation Stu was an excellent golfer and all-around athlete, as well as an avid vegetable gardener and orchard grower, while living in retirement in California before returning to Honolulu. He spent many years active in veterans' affairs with the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans organization and with the Military Intelligece Service Veterans organization. He was predeceased by his first wife, Rosemary (Kayama) and by his second wife, Mieko (Kabutan). He is survived by sons, Stuart (Katherine Weston) and Michael (Annette Tolomeo); daughters, Ann and Elaine Tsubota, and Joanne (Robert) Woolfenden; grandsons, Patrick and Daniel Woolfenden; granddaughters, Katherine Taljan, Elisabeth and Alexandra Tsubota, and Naomi Woolfenden; great-grandchildren, Gianna and Athanasius Taljan; sister, Sueko Hirasaki; many nieces and nephews; and five step-children and their families. Visitation will be 2 to 3 PM on Sunday, December 4, 2016, followed by a Celebration of Life, at the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans clubhouse, 520 Kamoku Street, Honolulu. Parking is at nearby Ala Wai School. Dress is casual or aloha attire. In lieu of floral arrangements, contributions in Shigeru Tsubota's memory may be made to the National Veterans Network/Tides Center, PO Box 1221, Torrance, CA 90505 or to the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Education Center, 520 Kamoku ST, Honolulu, HI 96826. Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, December 5, 2016, at Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 12:30 p.m. Burial at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden

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