Stanley Izumigawa, 89, died April 23 at his home in Kula. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM on Saturday., May 10, 2014, at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center at 1 Go For Broke Place, Wailuku, where a memorial service will be held at 10:00AM. The family requests that casual attire be worn to the service. Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements. Mr. Izumigawa was born on January 14, 1925, in Ulumalu, Maui. He was the son of Kamado and Ushi Izumigawa.
He was a retired elementary school principal. At his last school, Wailuku Elementary, he was a moving force in the creation of the school song. Mr. Izumigawa was predeceased by his wife Fujie, whom he met and married on the Big Island. He is survived by his daughters, Joan Izumigawa and Jill Ross (Jonathan); grandson David Ross; companion Janice Ambrozik; brothers Harold Izumigawa, Tokio Izumigawa, Tatsuo Izumigawa, and Kenneth (Atsuko) Izumikawa; sisters Susan (James) Chatani and Ethel Izumigawa; and numerous nieces and nephews. Stan, as he liked to be called by his friends, loved the outdoors. He earned a number of T-shirts from the trailwork organization Na Ala Hele. He was a determined gardener and loved to play in the ocean, usually by windsurfing. He was proud to be a veteran. He served for many years as an officer of the Maui 442nd Veterans Club and was president of the Maui chapter of the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Club at the time of his death.
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