Stanley S. Sakata, 78

Stanley Sadakatsu Sakata, 78 of Pukalani passed away at his home on September 7, 2017

He was born in Hailiimaile, Maui to Katsumi and Sadami Sakata. Stanley was a graduate of Maui High School and Los Angeles State College. He worked in the civil engineering department of the California State Lands Commission, then later moved to the California Division of Highways until his retirement in 2004. He then returned to Maui as a caregiver for his mother. Stanley was an avid traveler who traveled to the United States, China, Japan and Europe. He will be remembered as a devoted member of his Puunene Nichiren Mission Church in Kahului.

Mr. Sakata was predeceased by his parents and older sister Shirley Taira of Gardena, California.

Stanley leaves behind four sisters, Thelma Oshiro of Kahului, Edna (John) Annand of Sherwood, Oregon, Eileen Williams of Silverton, Oregon and Sharon (Wayne) Takahashi of Tigard, Oregon and Brother in law Lorrin Taira of Gardena, California as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in his honor at Ballard Family Mortuary in Kahului on Thursday, October 12, 2017 beginning at 10:00a.m. followed by an urn burial at Maui Memorial Park in Wailuku at 2:00p.m. Casual attire is requested. In lieu of monetary gifts or flowers, the family request a donation to Puunene Nichiren Mission in memory of Stanley or to another charitable organization.

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