John Kamoku Sr.


John Kamoku Sr.

John “Johnny Boy” Wise Kamoku Sr., 72, of Hilo died Dec. 29, 2012, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Feb. 6, 1940, in Honolulu, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for the Operating Engineers Local No. 3, a Navy veteran and member of Kamauloa O Ka Malamalama Church, Hui Makai Motorcycle Club, Leianakahinanoopuna and Panaewa Hawaiian Homes Land Community Association.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Jan. 9 at Kamauloa O Ka Malamalama Church in Kurtistown, 17-604 Volcano Road (Highway 11), for an 11 a.m. service. Family requests aloha attire be worn.

He is survived by wife, Mary Jane Kamoku of Hilo; son, John (Lisa Valle) Kamoku Jr.,of Seattle; daughters, Piilani Kaawaloa, Jessanne (Edward) Paresa and Toni (Orrin) Batalon Kaui, all of Pahoa, Christine (Craig) Edmiston of Tracy, Calif.; sister, Elsie Kihano of Waipahu, Oahu; brother, Jimmy Wise of Volcano; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.