EARL TERUO KOKUBUN Earl T. Kokubun, 76, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away on December 3, 2020, at Pali Momi Medical Center in Aiea. He was born to Tadao and Shizu Kokubun on December 20, 1943, in Lanai City, Hawaii.
After graduating from Farrington High School in 1961, Earl studied electronics at Honolulu Technical School and graduated as an electronics technician. He continued his studies as a radio relay technician at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, and after becoming a certified technician, earned a position as a service technician with Frieden Business Machine Company.
Earl began his career at Kaena Point Tracking Station in 1965 with Lockheed Missiles and Space Company as a timing technician and held numerous positions over his 30-year career including telemetry technician, range operations technician, and electronics technician. He also served many years as a union steward of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. He enjoyed coaching baseball, University of Hawaii athletics, woodworking, traveling to Las Vegas once or twice a year with Aileen, good food, and talking story with others. Earl was a very generous man, who always put others ahead of himself.
He is survived by wife Aileen; sons, Dean and Chad; daughters-in-law, Hye Kyong and Nadine; grandchildren, Chadin and Caylin Kokubun; siblings, Richard Kokubun and Frances Hamasaki.

Earl was a devoted husband, wise and caring father,
loving grandfather, and a wonderful son, brother, uncle, and friend.
He will be forever missed.

A Celebration of Earl's Life will be held at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel, on Saturday, 4 December 2021. Visitation: 10:30 a.m.; Funeral Service: 12:00 p.m. Proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test within 48-hours required. Masks required during service. Inurnment service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park, (5-minute walk from Mauka Chapel).

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Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased