West Hawaii Today
Notice #: 0001450925-01
Funeral Notices

STANLEY MAKOTO ITO Stanley Makoto Ito, 88, passed away in Honolulu on Feb. 21, 2024. The seventh child of Kazuma and Toyoko Ito, he was born and raised in North Kohala, Hawai’i. After studying chemistry and biology at the University of Oregon, he returned to teach in Pahala, where he met his wife Sally, a fellow teacher. He had a long career as an educator on O’ahu before retiring as principal of Waimea Elementary and Intermediate on Hawai’i Island. Over the years, he also worked as an insurance and mutual fund salesman, tax preparer, and Realtor. Active for decades in the Hawai’i Kai Lions Club, he enjoyed golfing, fundraising for and working on community service projects, and traveling. He is survived by his wife Sally; sons Jonathan (Yolanda), Sheldon, and Garrett; daughter Jennifer (Ryan) Wada; brother George; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A private service and inurnment will be held April 20 at Nuuanu Memorial Park&Mortuary.