Alan T. Okuhama
73, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away on October 6, 2020, at home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Wailuku, Maui to the late Shinichi and Utome Okuhama, the youngest of six children. Alan graduated from Baldwin High School and also attended Los Angeles City College until he was drafted into the army. Alan served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter door gunner in the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge in 1970, he returned home to Maui and was employed by GTE Hawaiian Tel as a PBX installer for over 30 years. Alan was an active member of the IBEW Local Union 1357. Alan also kept busy with his three daughters activities at school and clubs and also enjoyed working on his cars. He remarried in 2001 to his high school classmate and moved to Oahu after he retired in 2002 to begin the next chapter of his life. He kept himself busy with the yard of their new home and helped to babysit their grandchildren. As a season ticket holder, he attended nearly all of the UH Warrior football and Wahine volleyball games. Alan enjoyed his travels to Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Canada, as well as numerous trips to Las Vegas. He also enjoyed watching his grandsons play youth baseball games on Oahu, Maui, Utah and Missouri.
Alan is survived by his wife, Joyce Okuhama; daughters Denise (Dave) Nakamura, Stacy (Gerald) Ellamar, and Tracy (Bryan) Nakamoto; stepdaughter, Alanna Isobe; stepsons Blake Isobe, and Carey (Kimberly Isobe; sisters Alice (Harlan) Bensley, Elnora (Charles) Umeda, and Maizy Howell; and also survived by 11 grandchildren. Alan was preceded in death by brother Harry Okuhama and sister Nancy Tamashiro. The family wishes to thank oncologist Dr. Galen Choy, nephrologist Dr. Kalani Yamamoto, and Pali Momi Infusion Center staff for the excellent care he received for nearly 5 years.
Private services and inurnment will be held at Punchbowl Cemetery.
Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC
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