The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001241553-01
Funeral Notices


Former general manager of United Fishing Agency, Ltd., was an icon in the commercial fishing industry in Hawaii. Moreover, he was a father and beloved grandfather who passed away peacefully on September 23, 2019.

As a child of the depression and humble beginnings, Frank exemplified the sheer will and determination of many Nisei. His tireless work nurtured the Hawaii commercial fishing fleet from locally based operations on wooden sampans to attracting a national fleet of long-line fishing vessels. These efforts helped develop Hawaii seafood into an internationally recognizable delicacy.

But what will define Frank’s life is his extreme generosity and the kindness he showed to his friends and family. Although he presented a tough exterior, Frank was the most loving and compassionate person to those he held close to him.

Frank’s wife of 58 years, Doris, predeceased him in 2009. He is survived by his son Frank Jr. (Linda), daughter Donna Kiyosaki (Ken), three grandchildren Dr. Krista (Kiyosaki) Schoppy (David), Michael Goto, and Adam Kiyosaki, and one great grandchild Emiko Schoppy.

Frank’s Celebration of Life will be held on November 17 at United Fishing Agency, Pier 38. Visitation: 9:00 am; Program: 10:00am; Fellowship to follow. Casual attire. No gifts.

Arrangements Provided By:
Hosoi Garden Mortuary