Abraham K. Beddow
Passed peacefully on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at his home in Honolulu at the age of 89. Abraham, "Abe", is survived by his loving sons: Edward (Courtney) of Soldotna, Alaska, Alfred (Lori), Abraham Jr. (Cheri), and Ernest (Maki); Grandchildren: Edward Jr., Kiana, Alfred Jr., Christopher, Ilea, Jenai, Risa, Noah, Lucas, Nicolai, Palace; Great-Grandchildren: Keoni, Kalani, Leilani, Kailea, Kimo, Acklie, Kai, Tenley, Harper, Abbigail and Olivia. At age 17 Abe enlisted in the United States Army where he proudly served his country. Shortly after his enlistment, Abe was deployed to Korea and was part of the march to Pyongyang. After the Korean War Abe was stationed in Tokyo where he met his wife and their love story began. He served two tours in the Vietnam War and throughout his military service earned numerous badges and medals to include the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. His service to our country spanned just shy of 30 years where he received an honorable discharge. Ever a student of life, upon "retirement," Abe earned his Bachelor's or Arts degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He then began a second career at Kyo-ya Corporation working, and then rising to management for the parking structures at Princess Kaiuilani and Sheraton Hotels. His love of sport led to actively participating in water sports and volleyball throughout his lifetime. Never shy of being in the middle of the action he was a referee in boxing, football, basketball, baseball and volleyball; rising to become president of two Officials Associations in Okinawa and Hawaii. In his 40's his journey led him to compete and complete in 16 Honolulu Marathons. He also served as president for Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1540, in Honolulu. Abe became a dedicated follower of the Shinnyo En teaching in the final third of his physical existence; seeking self-awareness, happiness, and harmony for the good of humanity and for a world of peace. Please join the family in the Celebration of his Life Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Memorial Service: 10:00 a.m. Urn Burial with Military Honors at 11:15 a.m. Lunch to follow.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased