Walter Sakamoto, 93

Walter Sakamoto, 93, of Pukalani, passed away on February 21, 2013 in Kahului. He was born in Makawao on July 16, 1919.

Visitation will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Makawao, Mass will begin at 11:30 a.m., urn burial will be at 1 p.m. at the Maui Veteran’s Cemetery. Family request casual attire.

Ballard Family Mortuary is assisting with the arrangements.

Walter retired from Haleakala Dairy as a Supervisor. He was a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team with the United States Army and recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal. He was awarded the Bronze Star. Walter was an avid Field Trial participant and won numerous awards.

He was predeceased by his wife, Winifred Sakamoto, and is survived by his sons, Wayne (Yvonne) Sakamoto, and Keith (Charlene) Sakamoto; daughter, Sheila (Wally) Izumigawa; 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

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