Served in the US Army as a SGT.
He was retired from the Honolulu Fire Department, having served for 26 years as an engineer.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years Robertina, sons James Jr (Sandra), Sean G. Sr (Jolyn), five Grandchildren and eight Great Grandchildren. Sister Beatrice Minniear, numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held privately.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased