The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001298152-01
Funeral Notices


Jeffrey Choi was born on February 5, 1941 and died September 28, 2020 in Hilo. He was raised in Wahiawa.

He was a State Supreme Court clerk, a Deputy County Attorney, a Deputy Attorney General and a Legal Aid lawyer. He was a partner in Cook, Choi, Yuda and in Case and Lynch. Finally, he served as a district court judge for 10 years.

Jeff was a Lehua Jaycee. He served on the Hawaii County Police Commission and on the board of two charitable trusts. He cooked for Peanut Butter Ministry.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, diving and ranching. He loved Hawaiian music and having friends over to eat his good kaukau and play guitars.

Jeff is survived by his wife Kathleen, son Rodney Mark (Kris) Choi, daughter Beth (Dan) Hebert, grandsons Jeffrey and Nick (Nathalie) Hebert and Mark (Wendy) Choi, granddaughters Kelly (J. D.) Bazzo and Grace Hebert (Tim Schlumberger), great- grandson Connor Choi and a great-granddaughter on the way.

The family wishes to thank everyone at Hawaii Care Choices, Dr. Kevin Kurohara and all the friends who made Jeff’s life such a rich one.