Samuel S. Kiyabu, 72

Samuel Shunichi Kiyabu, 72, of Wailuku, passed away peacefully at Kaiser Moanalua on September 1, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Services honoring Mr. Kiyabu will be held at Paia Rinzai Zen Mission on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Visitation will begin at 9:00am, with services beginning at 10:00am. Mr. Kiyabu will be laid to eternal rest at Maui Memorial Park at 12:30pm. Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements. Samuel was born in Okinawa on January 4, 1945 to Shunsei & Makato Kiyan. He was the 5th of 7 children. He immigrated to Maui in 1960 and graduated from Maui High in 1965. He worked for Hicks Homes & Covic Construction prior to starting his own business, S. Kiyabu Construction, in 1993. Sam retired in 2006. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed gardening and listening to Okinawan music.

Mr. Kiyabu was predeceased by his sisters, Shizuko Morita & Kikuko Miyake. Sam leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Mitsuko Kiyabu; sons, Dennis, Steve (Satoko) & Jeff Kiyabu; and granddaughters, Kaya & Anika Kiyabu. He is also survived by brothers, Shunki (Hiroko), Shunei (Sho-Eri) & Harumasa (Kazue) Kiyan; sister, Fumiko Nakama; and brother-in-law Seiko Morita.

Online condolences: www.nakamuramortuary.com

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