Born on October 2, 1934, to Shizu Ikeda and Sueno "Essie" Inaba Ikeda in Holualoa, Hawaii, where his grandparents Zentaro and Hatsuyo Inaba ran the now historical Kona Hotel. He was one of seven children. Arthur attended Miami University of Ohio before earning his Bachelor of Science in Management at the University of Illinois. He began his graduate studies in Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois until returning home to Kona, Hawaii, to attend to his ailing father. Arthur settled in Honolulu, Hawaii, becoming a licensed real estate broker and raising a family. Semi-retired, he was currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Steadfast Housing Development Corporation.
Arthur is survived by sons Guy Buddy (Lynette) Ikeda of Walnut Creek, CA, Barry Rik (Margie) Ikeda of Riverton, UT, and Bo Baron (Jessica) Ikeda of Honolulu, HI; grandchildren: Alexandra Sadako Ikeda (Zachary) Martinez, Abigail Riley Ikeda; siblings Amy Saito of Hilo, HI, Albert "Baer" (Jane) Ikeda of Kealakekua, HI, and Dale (Sue Yung) Ikeda of San Francisco, CA.
In the interest of the health and safety of family and friends during this pandemic, the family will plan a Celebration of Life event in June of 2021. Announcements will be made in May 2021.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased