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Taps: George “Dusty” Eiichi Kuroda

July 26, 2021

George “Dusty” Eiichi Kuroda, 85, of Honolulu, passed away in Kāne‘ohe on February 17, 2021.

He was born in Honolulu and preceded in death by parents Kiyoshi and Fujie and brother Cary Kuroda. He is survived by sister Jean Yamamoto and brother Stanford Kuroda, six nephews, and three nieces. 

George graduated from Farrington High School in 1953. In college, he started his service to our country with the Air Force ROTC. After two years at UH-Mānoa, he decided to go directly into pilot training with the Air Force. There, he flew faster than the speed of sound and earned the nickname “Dusty.” As a fighter pilot in the Air Force, and then later with the Hawai‘i Air National Guard, George rose to the rank of major. As a civilian, from 1964 to 1995, George flew as a Captain for Aloha Airlines.

He was a philanthropist and avid skier, but above all else he was a faithful son of God and a dedicated member of Kalihi Union Church. 

He will be remembered as a modest, peaceful, and kind man who dedicated his life to God.

On March 30, 2021, George was laid to rest at Punchbowl Memorial Cemetery. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at Kalihi Union Church on Friday, August 6. Visitation at 3 pm. Service at 4 pm. Covid-19 guidelines will be followed with mandatory face masks and social distancing.

Arrangements provided by: Nu‘uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary

Retiree News extends heartfelt sympathy to Dusty’s family and friends.

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