Philip Silva Kim, Jr.
Philip S. Kim, Jr., 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 18 at the Queen's Medical Center. Born in Honolulu on July 13, 1933, he was a retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Army and emergency management planner for the federal government. Philip Jr. grew up in Honolulu and graduated from Roosevelt High School. After attending Washington State University and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army in 1957. After serving around the world in various posts, including Turkey and Germany, he returned to Hawaii, where he met and married his wife Sheila in 1966. In 1968 he was called to serve his country in southeast Asia, serving with distinction and being awarded numerous medals. Philip Jr. was an avid golfer who won the Korean Open in 1973, and continued to play multiple times a week well into his eighties. He also loved spending time with family and friends and watching football. In his later years he became a kidney dialysis patient, but characteristically approached the challenge with good humour and a positive attitude. Philip Jr. was known for his ready smile and friendly nature, and had a way of making everyone around him feel appreciated. He is survived by his beloved wife Sheila, sons Scott and Randy (Annette), granddaughter Joslyn, sister Alice Kim Lew, numerous nieces and nephews, and a large circle of friends and family. Services will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Kalihi Union Church. Visitation at 4 p.m., service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers please. Arrangements Provided By: Oahu Cemetery Association
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