She was a caring mother, grandmother and a devoted wife. She always participated in the activities of her sons/grandsons. ie. education, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Little League baseball, swimming and basketball. In her prime, she and her two sisters loved to cook for their families including eight children on weekends, holidays, picnics and cookouts. They shared chores and raised the children together.
As a devoted wife, she participated in her husband's professional endeavors and social activities; i.e. in his DOD travels by operating a safe home and maintaining the children's activities for an absent husband; in their real estate investments, East Manoa Lions Club service projects, spectators of UH sports and playing cards, hanafuda and mah jong. With her husband and children, Jean enjoyed the travels to the US Mainland, Canada, Mexico, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, Japan, Okinawa, Korea, China, Philippines, and Guam. They moved to Seattle (1955-59) and she taught at Brighton Elementary School. They lived in Yokohama (1982-85) and toured Japan and neighboring countries. She and her husband were avid golfers and members of the US Army Golf Club of Hawaii. She was a starter for Leilehua Golf Course.
Jean loved plants, gardening, knitting, crocheting and sewing in her leisure. She was always smiling, happy, generous, caring, well liked and had many friends.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Ernest; two sons Peter and Stuart (Carol); four grandsons Craig, Paul (Haruka), Andrew (Morgan) and Stephen; brother-in-law James Zukeran and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by brother Clarence (Grace) Sato and sisters, Denis (Henry) Izuka and Gayle (James) Zukeran.
Memorial service will be announced. You may make donations to your favorite organizations in Jean's memory.
Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary