Paul Jiro Yeda
Paul Jiro Yeda, age 88, passed peacefully in his Wailua home on April 4, 2023. He was better known as “Uncle Paul” to much of his family, friends and caregivers.
Uncle Paul was born on Oct. 6, 1934 in Kamalo, Molokai to Shujim and Tsuru Yeda. He is survived by brothers Walter (Nellie) and Albert (Nancy) and predeceased by siblings Ruth (Fujiichi Nakata), Joe (Kikue), Rose (McKenna), Doris (Socho Nishihira), and Barbara (Jules Dudoit).
Uncle Paul attended Kilohana Elementary before moving to Kailua, Oahu, where he raised swine and worked at a service station. He was later recruited into the Army and after serving in the military, Uncle Paul joined the local union 675 as a pipefitter where he spent most of his life until retiring. He later returned to Molokai, living out the rest of his days where he had always called home.
There will be a private service for Uncle Paul at his residence on May 6, 2023 at 2 p.m.