The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001298287-01
Funeral Notices


EUGENE DOUGLAS FU
October 16, 1953 – September 1, 2020

It’s amazing how the mere mention of a simple nick-name can trigger an onslaught of heartfelt memories, laughter, and pure joy. "Boy" Fu’s family and friends come together in honor of Eugene Douglas Fu.

Born on October 16, 1953, Eugene’s legacy is held high and is the epitome of our collective celebration of a life like no other. In addition to a career as an Ocean Safety Lifeguard, Eugene enhanced the lives of many. Gifted, skillful, and humble, Eugene’s artistic expressions were shared through his creations, both great and questionable, but he was most known for the traditional Hawaiian fish hooks he fashioned as gifts for his friends that will remain a permanent treasure for many. Eugene’s green thumb made it possible to greet friends with the prolific rosemary plants he always had on hand. Probably without knowing it, rosemary is described universally as a deep rooted symbol of friendship. Those who knew him would not be surprised, he had so many friends.

Eugene was fun, and funny. He loved a good party, Chinese food, Las Vegas, and manning the BBQ. His energy was endless and you could always count on him to kokua and lighten the mood with his antics. Known for howling and quick to volunteer you to take all the kids for ice cream, he was the life of the party and always fun to have around.

Eugene’s love and commitment helped him to realize the many blessings of his life. Eugene is survived by his wife, Grace Leimomi D’Amore-Fu, daughter Sheri Lynn Haunani (Canopin) Taflinger, son Thomas JamesTaflinger, daughter Shylyn Keali’iwahine Gouveia, daughter Katherine-Elizabeth Keauho’ola’iokamoana Fu, and grand- children Tessa Laniakea and Thomas James Makakoa Taflinger. Father, Eugene Yew Leong Fu (deceased) mother, Beatrice, sisters, Elizabeth, Edna, Elaine, and a brother.

Eugene, your unusual and individual style filled with fun and purpose, your aloha for your family, friends and all that were blessed to know you will live fondly and forever in our memories.

Brave until the end, my hero. Aloha Boy….until we meet again.

Service and paddle out Friday, October 16, 2020 at 4 p.m., Queens Beach, Waikiki. Lifeguard tower 2F. Lei welcome, casual beachwear. Please observe all Covid tier regulations in practice on the date of service.

Arrangements Provided By: Oahu Mortuary