Efren Reyes Kanuha

October 16, 1954 ~ September 13, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Efren Kanuha Obituary

Surrounded by family, Efren Reyes Kanuha, 68, of Honolulu, Hawaii, was called to heaven peacefully on September 13, 2023 in Sacramento, California.

Efren was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 16, 1954. He attended Farrington High School and joined the United States Army Reserve in 1974. In that same year, Efren met Frances at Waipahu community carnival. Efren and Frances married in 1976 and went on to have two children, Shannah and Loren.

Efren started his first job at Moore International as a delivery driver in 1975, kickstarting several years in the industry. He later pursued a career at United Airlines in 1989 and worked in different multifaceted areas of the airline industry which ranged from kitchen to ramp services based in Honolulu and San Francisco. In 2001, Efren worked at the Hawaii State Judiciary District Courthouse as a groundskeeper.

In February 2015 Efren retired from the Hawaii State Judiciary District Courthouse and moved to Sacramento. Five years later in July 2020, Efren retired from United Airlines San Francisco and spent his time traveling and bowling.

Preceded in death by Mother Hannah Manibog, Brother Hiram "Malaki" Kanuha, Sister Delanie Kanuha, Father and Mother-in-Law Lorenzo and Hilaria Benito.

Survived by his Wife Frances Kanuha, Daughter Shannah Kanuha, Son Loren (Esther) Kanuha, Granddaughter Athena Kanuha, Grandson Ka'ano'i Kanuha, Brothers Marcelo Kanuha and Adrian (Robbie) Kanuha, Sister Bernardine (Ricky Colobong) Manibog, Sister-in-Law Theone Kanuha, many cousins, nephews and nieces.

Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 10:00 am, with a Mass of Catholic Burial following at 11am, all at St. Mel Catholic Church, 4745 Pennsylvania Ave., Fair Oaks, California, 95628. Services will be held in Hawaii at a later date. 

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September 28, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Mel Catholic Church (Pennsylvania Ave, Fair Oaks, California)

Funeral Mass
September 28, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Mel Catholic Church (Pennsylvania Ave, Fair Oaks, California)


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