Kaoru Muraoka, 96 & Joyce Muraoka, 65

Kaoru Muraoka, 96, passed peacefully on September 16, 2017 in Pukalani & Joyce Muraoka, 65 passed peacefully on October 2, 2017 in California.

Mr. Muraoka was born on April 19, 1921 to Tomoyuki and Shizuyo Muraoka. He attended and was a part of the last graduating class of Wailuku High School. He worked as a bank teller with Bishop Bank and later started Business Equipment Co. He served a Staff Sergeant in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team – Service Company.

Joyce Muraoka was born on July 2, 1952 to Kaoru and Fujie Muraoka. After graduating from Baldwin High School, Joyce attended Chapman College and obtained her master’s degree in speech pathology and audiology. She worked for the Orange County School District for over 15 years, then went into private practice.

They both leave behind to cherish their memory, wife/mother, Fujie Muraoka; daughters/sisters, Sharon (Dick) Kamita, Donna (Russell) Ando; son/brother, John Muraoka; grandchildren/nieces & nephew, Alison (Tho) Vixaysakd, Jason Kamita, Jessica Ando; great grandchildren/grand niece & nephew, Evan and Emme Vixaysakd; Kaoru’s sisters, Fumiko Nakamura, Kimiko (Fred) Hirayama, Margie (Isami) Watanabe, Ellen (Takeshi) Moriwaki and brother in law, Yasu Kawawaki.

Private services were held on January 26, 2018 at Kahului Union Church.

Nakamura Mortuary assisted with the arrangements.

Online condolences: www.nakamuramortuary.com

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