Arthur “Art ” Hidemi Ikeda
Arthur "Art" Hidemi Ikeda passed peacefully at his home on Monday, June 1, 2020, of natural causes. He was 85 years old. Born on October 2, 1934, to Shuzo Ikeda and Sueno "Essie" Inaba Ikeda in Holualoa, Hawaii, where his grandparents Zentaro and Hatsuyo Inaba ran the now historic 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. The Ikeda Family will be Celebrating Arthur's life on Monday, June 28, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at O'ahu Mortuary Chapel located at 2162 Nuuanu Avenue. Service begins at 6:00pm.
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