James Sadao Kitaguchi, 88, of Lahaina, passed away on February 27, 2013 at home with hospice care.
Visitation will be Monday, March 11, 2013, 9:00am, at Nakamura Mortuary, with services at 10:00am. Burial will follow, 1:30pm at Maui Veteran's Cemetery.
Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.
Mr. Kitaguchi was born in Lahaina, HI on November 7, 1924. He worked in the maintenance department of the Sheraton Maui Hotel for 25 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Wanda Kitaguchi; sons Thomas (Rhea) Kitaguchi, Albert Kitaguchi, Carmelo DiFranco; daughter Jan Kitaguchi; grandchildren Roni, Kellene, Kris, Kasen, Peka, Alyssa, Jenae, James, Ani, Ashley. Great grandchild Leila; brothers Masao (Haru) Kitaguchi, George Kitaguchi; sister Lillian (Sidney) Nishimura; predeceased by his son, Richard Kitaguchi.