A World War II and Korean War Veteran. He was a life member of the 5th RCT, KWVA, VFW, and Veterans of Hawaii (Old soldiers). A photo of him and his world famous Tank "Akuhead pupule" is on exhibit at the Army Museum in Fort DeRussy, Honolulu. He retired as a Ceramic Tile Setter (67 years) and was the founding member of IUBAC Local 1 Hawaii.
Popularly known as the "Ake man of Nanakuli", he was the best, beloved, loving and caring husband, dad, and papa; true and dear friend, awesome and cool "Uncle Bill". He is survived by the love of his life Virginia "Lehua" Kapaku of Kailua Kona. Da Kapaku's: Linda Joyce Kapaku Fletcher, Stacielee (Paul) Kapaku-Souza both of Kailua Kona, William L. (Chongwa) Kapaku, Jr. of Manassas, Virginia, Antoinette Kauilani (Alex) Kapaku Almeida of Panaewa, Hilo, David (Kenda) Kapaku of Honokohau, Maui; Stephanie Kaleiula (Ken) Kapaku Smith of Wailuku, Maui, Donald (Germaine) Kapaku of Nanakuli, Oahu;18 Grandchildren; 34 Great grandchildren. Nephews and Nieces; Hughes-Okada Ohana, Merck Ohana, Robert (Doris) Hara, Kathy Paishon. Furry Pets; Lele, Tani, Koke'e, and Lala.
Mahalo nui loa to Dr. Mathew (Hong) Murray and Staff of Kaiser Clinic and Elite Smiles Dental of Kailua Kona.
Private services have been held. Condolences may be sent to the Kapaku Ohana at 74-517 Kaniohale Loop, Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740-3314.
Love you all Forever, Aloha Bill