The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001128254-01
Funeral Notices


62, beloved brother, father, grandfather, in-law and dear friend returned home to Jesus on July 26, 2018.

Born October 2, 1955 Daniel was raised in Honolulu and graduated Kaimuki High School in 1974. He had lived in Captain Cook, Hawaii Island for the last 20+ years.

A long time Local 5 member, he worked for many years at the Hawaiian Regent Hotel in Honolulu and just recently retired from the Royal Kona Resort in Kailua-Kona. Honorably discharged on April 9, 1984 from the Army National Guard.

He and his son Micah were involved for many years with Special Olympics, West Hawaii. He was a faithful, dedicated and inspirational volunteer, unified partner, coach and chaperon. In 2017, Daniel received the "Volunteer of the Year" award for his tremendous efforts in assisting the West Hawaii delegation. He had a heart of gold and was always there to extend a hand.

He is survived by his daughter, Sarah. Sons, Andrew and Micah. Sisters, Paula A. Ayer (Matthew), Susan A. Imamura (Hiroshi), Priscilla Winger (Jarvy). Brother, David A. Dela Cruz. Grandchildren, Makenzie, Sydney and Kynaston. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, all greatly loved.

A Prayer Service will be held on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Holy Trinity Church. Visitation at 10:00am, service to begin at 10:30am.

Please join our family in a celebration honoring Daniel’s life on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Yano Hall, 82-6156 Mamalahoa Hwy., Captain Cook, Hawaii. Aloha/casual attire. Lei welcomed.