Dr. Yoshinobu D. Oshiro, 94, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away on November 6, 2022. He was born on May 11, 1928 in Ewa Hawaii.
Yoshinobu initially served in the US Army Military Intelligence Service, 441st Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) in occupied Japan. He was a recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal as a result of his Army service. He then attended the University of Hawaii and received a Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant and served in the US Air Force Reserve where he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Upon his retirement, Yoshinobu became active members of the MIS Veterans Club of Hawaii and of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 110.
Dr. Oshiro also received his Ed.D. in Education at Utah State University in Logan, Utah and was a principal of Iroquois Point Elementary, Ewa Beach Elementary and Nimitz Elementary. He was an active member of Hawaii United Okinawan Association (HUOA) and was a recipient of the organization’s Legacy Award in 2016. He also served as Vice President of the Haebaru Club for many years.
All the activities Yoshinobu participated in had a common thread that showed he deeply cared for, loved being with and enjoyed helping people.
He is survived by sons, Earl (Lorna) Oshiro, Glen Ebat, and Kevin Ebat; daughters, Ann (Orrin) Wong and Victoria (Gary) Ebat-Selke; 14 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by, Nancy T. in 1992, and Anna Nabarrete Ebat in 2022.
Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2023 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Visitation begins at 8:30 am, family program at 10:00 am, and service to start at 10:30 am. Inurnment will be held 9:30 am on Monday, July 31, 2023 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
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