The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001339541-01
Funeral Notices


Gil lost his 6 month battle with prostate cancer on June 10, 2021. He was at home with Susan, the love if his life when he passed.

Gil proudly served in the Navy for 30 years. During this time, he and his family were honored to travel the world.They were stationed in Japan, Morocco, Scotland, Virginia, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Hawaii. Gil also served in Vietnam for a year.

After retiring from the Navy, Gil was the Director of Veterans Employment and Training with the U.S. Department of Labor in Honolulu.

Gil was happiest when he was surrounded by his family and friends and by helping Veterans and their families. He also got great joy in collecting coins and talking story with his many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Lee, his mother DeDe and his son Michael.

He is survived by his wife, Susan, his daughter Susan, her husband Harvey, his daughter-in-law Tina, granddaughter Nalani and her husband Kiefer, his grandson Sean and his wife Jackie and four great-grandchildren.

Gil’s services will be held at Punchbowl National Cemetery on August 27th at 10:30, Aloha Attire. Fore more information please go to

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to: The Aloha Shrine Patient Transportation fund, 1611 Kewalo St., Suite 201, Honolulu, HI 96822 or The Disabled American Veterans, PO BOX 14301, Cincinnati, Oh 45230.