Isao graduated from Kau-Pahala High School and is a Korean War veteran. He was fortunate to be able to benefit from the GI bill and graduated from Tri-State University in Indiana with an accounting degree. Upon graduation he moved to Honolulu to work as an Auditor for the Federal government where he retired after 45 years.
It was in Honolulu where he met his wife Jane on a blind date. They married soon after and moved to Japan where Isao was assigned. Isao's job took him to many parts of the world and they were fortunate to be able to live in interesting places such as Thailand and Washington DC.
In Japan, his eldest son Kurt was born. The family moved back to Hawaii and settled down in Pearl City, Oahu. Soon afterwards they welcomed daughter Janis and their youngest son Kendrick. Isao was an incredibly devoted father and in his spare time he volunteered as a soccer coach and a Boy Scouts leader. In his retirement years he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and took part in caring for them until they each started school.
Isao knew he wasn't an eloquent speaker, but yet gave an outstanding eulogy at his best friend's funeral, wrote countless letters to his wife, and always had a dedicative saying of "I will make you happy." He was a man of few words, but a man with plentiful actions. Isao will be remembered for how he lived. The liveliness he had in him is eternal.
Isao is survived by wife Jane; three children: Kurt (Jane), Janis Whaley and Kendrick (Lorelei); grandchildren: Jacey, Justin and Brittney Whaley, Mari, Leah, Mia and Mason.
Private services were held.
Arrangements Provided By:
Hosoi Garden Mortuary