OBITUARY

John Costa Cazinha

September 21, 1916April 22, 2021
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John Costa Cazinha was preceded in death by his wife Irene M.Cazinha. April 11, 2021 would mark their 79th Wedding Anniversary.

John Costa Cazinha is Survived By:

Sons: Patrick W. (Lois) Cazinha (Texas) John R. (Ka’Ohu) Cazinha (Oahu)

Daughter: Carolyn Aupuni “Puni” Cazinha-Ayers (Pat Ayers) (Oahu)

Grandchildren: Patrick W.K. Cazinha Aaron W. (Amy) Mundy April Noel. Christopher Alan (Janelle) Cazinha Cara K. Bair (Jonathan), John “Kai” Cazinha Pat jr.(Melani), Stewart (Jennie), Jack (Staci) Ayers Alyson Anuhea Ayers-(Stephan)Toavs

Great Grandchildren: Alexandra A.Cazinha Jonathan(Tabitha) McBride, April E., Lukekan L.Jeter, John (Kelly), Colton R. Mundy & Harley Cazinha Jacob Judd Ayers, Anthony La’akea Ayers, Livia Nohea Ayers, Brayden Makana Ayers Madison Irene Jayne Mahina McElfresh Jakk Thomas Makoa Toavs

Nieces, Nephews and Cousins

Services

  • Chapel Service

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Memories

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Gina Marie Ilae

May 4, 2021

My condolences to the Whole Ohana.
Papa was so loved. I will miss him dearly 🥰

Ka’ohu Cazinha

May 4, 2021


I recently read about a lady who was upset because everyone who spoke at her momʻs service put her mom up on a pedestal. This upset her because she said that her mom wasnʻt a saint and she didnʻt want people forgetting her momʻs other characteristics, those things that made up who she really was and how she had led her life.

I was thinking about this when reflecting on Papaʻs life. He was larger than life....sure, he could be a little ornery at times but that became a sort of loveable trademark of his that was expected.

He could be very opinionated but it was his opinions that made people want to come to him for advice, the younger generations as well as those his own age.

He could be demanding but that is only because he held all of us to a higher standard than we held ourselves.

Papa was fiercely proud but he was a self made man who worked hard for everything he ever got and he had a lot to be proud of! (His family being one of his most cherished accomplishments)

I donʻt think there are many of us who can honestly say that we were never on the receiving end of one of Papaʻs “serious talks” but that was only because he did not want us making any of the same mistakes he had made and to spare us any of the hardships he had faced.

All of these things made up the person who Papa was during his lifetime.

No, our Papa might not have been a saint but, Iʻll tell ya what, he sure was damn hard to beat!!!

We love you, Papa!

Lorna Herlache

May 3, 2021

This man, who was my Uncle, had an incredible journey! He was a favorite of mine! When ever I was back home, he'd give me a call, and come get me and bring me to his home! He was a joy to be with, I always enjoyed talking to him, he always celebrated birthdays as well as his, and he loved his wife, Aunty Irene beyond measure. He also loved his family and was very proud of all of them.
My husband and I loved him for his candor and for being real! He will be remembered and missed deeply! Rest in love and peace, Uncle John, We love you!

John Cazinha

May 2, 2021

My Dad, John Costa Cazinha

My Dad, Jon Costa Cazinha, was a very caring father, my best friend. He shared a lot of strength, knowledge and passion in everything he did. He was a man knowledgeable of many trades and a Master of most of them.

He supported me and my family in all of our endeavors from coaching baseball, playing sports, hula events, Kaneohe Christmas Parade, fixing lawn mowers, cars, trucks, and building various things and fishing. He was always at the pier waiting for us to come home and had a Cold Beer and Pupus of us.

His workshop was every son's dream "Man Cave", anything and everything could be made, repaired, overhauled, and manufactured. There wasn't anything to big or to small. We collaborated ideas on them and put it all to good use.

A lot of his friends and my friends would ask him for ideas on projects and the tooling needed to accomplish a task. He would always say, "Ask me what I don't have instead of asking me if I have the tool". He was always willing to help everyone. He always said "Do and give things to people from your heart, and never expect anything in return". When doing things, never rush, when measuring, measure twice, cut once! This makes a lot of sense in every thing you do in Life. Take your time; you got your whole life ahead of you. "Remember Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day". You got to have a balance in life, and remember, "I Am Not The Best, But Damn Hard To Beat"

Thank you for all of your support and wisdom;
You are the "Best Dad!"
Love You Dad, God Bless You and Gran on your new journey as Angels Looking Over Us.

Your Son,
John Robert Cazinha
May 2, 2021

James Cazinha

April 29, 2021

My sympathies to the family may God bring you comfort and peace. I remember Uncle Johnny as fun guy to talk to always with a quick wit which made you laugh. Did not get to see him much especially once I left the Islands. I was amazed at how well he was getting around at Dad's funeral when he was a spry 98. I asked him how he did it and he said something about fish, beer and woman I had to laugh. Uncle Johnny you had a great run at life you will be missed.

James & Shirley Cazinha

Aupuni Cazinha-Ayers

April 29, 2021

My Dad was so special to so many people. We were blessed to have him with us for so many years. He lived life on his terms , he loved us unconditionally and was always there for all of us.. He left this earth peacefully and with 💕 all around him. I will miss cooking his meals, making him all of his special desserts but most of all I will miss just holding his hand , his hugs and kissing him on his forehead to just say goodnight. I love you Daddy

FROM THE FAMILY

John C. Cazinha

FROM THE FAMILY

April 11, 1942
Mom and Dad's Wedding

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Mom and Dad 1949

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Gran and Papa Celebrating their Anniversary

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John C. Cazinha

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April 11, 1942
Mom and Dad's Wedding

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Mom and Dad 1949

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Gran and Papa Celebrating their Anniversary

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Papa and Gran

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John and Papa
Imu in Papa's backyard

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Gran and Papa with their beautiful bougainvillea

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FamilyPhoto at Papa and Gran's Hale

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Papa and Sons
John, Papa and Patrick

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Papa's 89th Birthday
September2005