Daniel Hong Jan Bow
84, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on March 26, 2021. He was born on October 11, 1936 to parents Henry and Grayce Bow. Dan was predeceased by his wife of over 60 years, Sistine Makalapua Bow and parents Henry and Grayce. He is survived by daughters Jan (Billy) Bow, Danette (Dwight) Keola, granddaughter Janette (Kai) Bow-Keola, sister Shirley Rapoza, brother Chester Bow, cherished pets, many loving nieces and nephews, and life-long friends. Dan was a graduate of Kaimuki High School Class of 1956. After graduation, he joined the United States Coast Guard. While serving he met the love of his life and best friend, Sistine "Pua" Frias and married her in 1960. He worked as a mechanical engineer for Hawaiian Telephone Company until 1988 and sold real estate throughout Hawaii. A patient, devoted family man, Dan's priorities were the happiness and wellbeing of his wife and two daughters. He played an active role in his daughters' lives by coaching their basketball teams at Sacred Hearts Academy and also assisted his brother-in-law in coaching the boys basketball team at Saint Louis School. An avid sports enthusiast, he enjoyed both attending any type of sporting event and watching sports religiously on TV. In his free time, he loved traveling to Las Vegas with his wife to gamble. Dan was an excellent listener and could always be seen with a smile on his face. He had only one grandchild, Janette, who was the light of his life. As he watched her grow up, Dan was always there to help raise, guide, celebrate her achievements, and remind her that "Papa loves you and wants you to be a good girl." He loved traveling to California to visit her and her dog Koali'i in college and play the slots at the casinos on the Indian Reservations. He was a dedicated husband, father, brother, and Papa who will be missed but never forgotten. Services will be held on June 12, 2021 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Waikiki. Mass at 9:00am, with Visitation to follow. Due to COVID-19, masks must be worn at all times and guests must pre-register at https://staugustinewaikiki.flocknote.com/signup/56590 for contact tracing. If unable to pre-register, forms will be available prior to entering the church. Limited seating.
Arrangements Provided By: Oahu Mortuary
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