James Chokichi Sakugawa, 97

James Chokichi Sakugawa, 97 of Kula passed away on June 7, 2017 at his home in Kula. He was born in Wailuku, on August 11, 1919. He was a retired cattle rancher and hog farmer, and a partner of James C Sakugawa & Sons.

Visitation will be held at Ballard Family Mortuary in Kahului on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 10:00am-11:00 am with a prayer service at 11:00 am, and burial to follow at Maui Memorial Park in Wailuku at 2:00pm.

James is survived by his wife, Jinny (Kang) Sakugawa, sons, Ronald (Stephanie), Jerry (Elsie), and Eric Sakugawa, daughters, Carol (David) Chang, Evelyn Sakugawa, and step daughter, In-Sun Lee; 8 grandchildren, Karsha (Andrew) Chang Tsukahira , Jason (Jodi) Chang, Jamie (Jared) Phillips, and Scott, Troy, Jolynn, and “JC” Sakugawa, and Lindsay Kido; and 6 great-grandchildren, Remy, Kaya, Karter, Kylie, Chance, and Callie; brother, George (Florence) Sakugawa, and sisters Laurie (Ed) Chang, and Sue Sakaguchi. He was predeceased by wife, Jane (Ishikawa) Sakugawa.