Kazuto “Kazu” Yamaguchi, 86, of Wailuku, passed away peacefully at home on April 4, 2022 with his loving family by his side.
Kazu was born on December 22, 1935 to Mokuro and Hisayo (Maehara) Yamaguchi in Puunene, Maui where he was raised in McGerrow Camp. He graduated from Baldwin High School, Class of 1955 where he lettered in varsity football.
Kazu was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He was the Owner and driver for Air Flo Maui.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Ballard Family Mortuary on Friday, April 22, 2022 at 11:00 am; Visitation at 9:30 am.
Kazu is survived by his daughter, Debbie (Peter) Hepner; son, Derek Yamaguchi; grandson, Darrian Yamaguchi; granddaughters, Pualei (Willy) Saltiban, and Kawai Kaaa; great-granddaughter, Kekia Saltiban; sister, Amy (Gary) Lee.
Kazu is predeceased by his loving wife Gloria (Purugganan); daughter, Dawna (Thomas) Kaaa; sister, Mitsue (Ernest) Alu; brother Peter (Clara) Yamaguchi; brother, Yasushi Yamaguchi; brother, Yoneto (Doris) Yamaguchi; and parents Mokuro and Hisayo Maehara Yamaguchi.