Wilfred Toshimitsu Uekawa
89, of Kaneohe, Hawaii passed away on February 13, 2017 at Castle Medical Center. He was born on December 6, 1927 to Tokuzo and Ine Uekawa. He had 4 brothers and 4 sisters, Ethel, Grace, Helene, Shunitchi, Dorothy, Danny, Herbert, and Larry. He was survived by his beloved wife, Teruko "Flora" Uekawa, his 5 children, Irene Tanaka, Stephanie (Carl) Nakahara, Hope (Neil) Morinaga, John (Celia) Uekawa, and Louise Uekawa; his 9 grandchildren, Sondra (Bill) Rohac, Lana (Paul) Perhacs, Blake Nakahara, Kyle Nakahara, Gavin Morinaga, Reid Morinaga, Heather Uekawa, Hillary (Steven) Sasaki, and Mark Uekawa; and his 4 great-grandchildren, Alexa Rohac, Brennan Rohac, Paulie Perhacs, and Brady Sasaki. Willie graduated from Farrington High School in 1945. He enlisted in the Merchant Marines from 1946-47 and was drafted in 1949-51. Willie spent 41 years at United Air Lines and was one of the original 8 flight stewards that flew over the Pacific Ocean. He was truly a family man. And his passion was to watch UH sports. Private services were held.
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