Jean M. Maekawa
Jube was born in northeastern Pennsylvania, the youngest son of Michael and Anna, a coal miner and housewife. Educated at Colby College in Maine and the University of Chicago Law School, he followed his best friend to Hawaii where, after a brief stint in the army, he joined the law firm of Ashford & Wriston and rose to partner. Jube eventually went solo and among other endeavors, served as General Counsel for Title Guaranty of Hawaii. In 2009, Honolulu Magazine recognized him as Lawyer of the Year for real estate law. An avid golfer, wine lover, foodie, history buff, philanthropist, champion of education, and mentor to many, Jube relished the game of life, was admired for his intellect, and had a fierce love for and loyalty to his friends and family.
He is survived by Teresita, his wife of 50 years, children Ruben and Melissa and spouses, and two grandchildren. Memorial donations can be made to St. Andrew’s Schools (www.standrewsschools.org) or the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org). Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC
91, of Aiea, died in Waipahu on August 25, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Private services held.