They are missed daily and live in our hearts forever. To know them...was to absolutely love them!
Diane was a 1963 graduate of St. Francis High School. Diane's beauty and grace led her to be crowned Miss Pearl City 1960.
She worked in the financial industry as a Bank of Hawaii Teller for many years before marrying Roy, the love of her life.
Diane was a woman of faith. She worked for the Department of Education as a Substitute Teacher, A+ Leader and as a Part Time Teacher specializing in mathematics at Waipahu Elementary and reading at Hau'ula Elementary. She nurtured the lives of numerous children by implementing early education learning tools through the Queen Lili'uokalani Children's Center. She volunteered for the AmeriCorps VISTA Program caring for at-risk women and children and also with Kaiser Permanente as a receptionist. She loved teaching and supporting families in need, and they loved her!
After retiring, Diane put her super cooking skills to work and sold her famous papaya-pineapple jam, assorted sauces and onolicious pasteles at the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet. She spent her twilight years, occasionally traveling to Las Vegas, compassionately caring for her husband and daughter, meeting her family and friends for lunches and spoiling her many nieces and nephews.
Roy was a 1961 graduate of Farrington High School where he excelled in mathematics and basketball. He was known for his athleticism and determination.
He served his country as an Army Quarter Master while defending our freedom. Once discharged, he returned to Hawaii to marry Diane, his soulmate.
Roy dedicated his life to the community by serving for 25 years as a Fire Fighter with the Federal Government, where he retired as Captain serving as Vice President of Local F-0263 International Association of Firefighters. Roy then served for 10 additional years with the Molokai Airport Crash Fire/Rescue Unit. He saved countless lives and impacted young up and coming firefighters by leading training exercises, maneuvers and by sharing his extensive mathematical abilities with new recruits.
Roy was a member of Odd Fellows Hawaii and Moanalua Golf Club. He was a master mason and carpenter, and kept a very well manicured yard. He loved to fish and enjoyed being out on the ocean. He always kept fit and could out run or out shoot anyone who was up for the competition whether on the beach or on the basketball court. He was well versed in all subjects and had a keen wit. He loved Diane's cooking and took such great care of her and their daughter, Audra Lynn Martin.
Diane and Roy were preceded in death by parents, Bernard and Matilda Mactagone, Edward and Laura Martin, brothers, Wayne Mactagone, Edward Martin, Jr, and sister in-law, Kathy Martin [Araujo]. They are survived by daughter, Audra Lynn Martin, sisters, Charlene (Lymey) Wilson [Mactagone], Janice (Robert) Woo [Martin] and brother Alan Martin. Although they had only one daughter they lovingly opened their hearts to well over 25 nieces and nephews, 36 grandnieces and grandnephews, and 17 great grandnieces and great grandnephews.
Services will be held privately. Please join us for a drive-by celebration of Diane and Roy's Lives on
Thursday, July 15, 2021, from 12:30 noon - 1:30 pm @ O'ahu Mortuary, 2162 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, Hi 96817. Scattering of Diane and Roy's ashes will be held privately.
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