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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Friday, November 22, 2002

Retired Amfac executive Paul Sakuda, age 66

Advertiser Staff

Retired Amfac executive Paul Shigeyuki Sakuda, a former bankruptcy trustee, died Monday in Honolulu. He was 66.

Sakuda was born in Honolulu in 1936, and graduated from Iolani High School, where he was an all-star football team member.

He received a bachelor of science degree in engineering and a master's in business administration from Columbia University, where he was a team captain of varsity lightweight football.

Sakuda worked his way up the ranks at Amfac Hawaii, becoming one of the first Asian-American officers of the firm, and retired in 1988 as vice president of the corporation after serving as president of Amfac Sugar Co.

In 1989, he was appointed by the Department of Justice as a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee, and oversaw the liquidation of several major firms. He was named trustee of Hamakua Sugar in 1993.

Sakuda was a retired captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve, and a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Stanford University.

Sakuda is survived by his wife, Judy; daughters, Cynthia and Shari; son, Michael; mother, Ruth Chieko; brother, David; and sisters, Anna and Susan.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Friends may call at 9 a.m. The family requests aloha attire and no flowers.