The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001132840-01
Funeral Notices


Born in Incheon, Korea on September 24th 1946, died in Bellevue, Washington on August 22nd 2018, holding the hands of his wife and daughter. He was the oldest son born to Chong Man and Ok Ye Kim. He served 3 years with the Korean Navy, where he met the love of his life, Sang Hye Kim. They immigrated to Oahu, Hawaii on May 31st, 1974. He studied at HCC where he received his degree as a HVAC engineer while working at Hilton Hawaiian Village where he retired after 35 years. In 2010 after retirement, he moved to Bellevue, Washington to be close to his daughter Jenni Kim-Tojio, Son-in-law Wesley Tojio and grandchildren Bradley and Rachel Tojio. He is survived by sisters; Anna Y.H. Kim, Yong Suk Yun, Peggy Y.S. Takushi, Yong Gum Bark, Christina Y.O. Han and brothers; Brian Y.S. Kim and John Y.U. Kim. He joins oldest sister Yong Ye Kim in death. Celebration of Life services at the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park on September 21st, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., with burial at 1pm (47-200 Kahekili Highway, Kaneohe, HI 96744).