Peter Joaquin

May 19, 1927 - July 22, 2022

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Sorrows come in great waves…but it rolls over us, and though it may almost smother us, it passes, and we remain”-Henry James

Peter Joaquin 95 was born in Wailuku on the island of Maui Hawaii. Entered into rest July 22, 2022 at his home. He was born May 19, 1927, the son of Joseph and Rose Joaquin.

Pete was a Lead Stationary Engineer for 42 years for the Boeing company. At the age of 18, he enlisted into the Army served in World War Two and the Korean War. He had many stories to tell of his experiences. Pete was a avid hunter who enjoyed the outdoors, loved to work on his golf game and was so proud of his scores. He would MacGyver fix anything, tinker and spent many hours working in his garage. He would travel back home to Maui throughout the years to spend time with family and friends, hunt up in the mountains with his brother Bully. At 95 he had so many stories to tell of his adventures and was always looking for opportunities to share his passion, wisdom, and life experiences.

Pete leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Marge (Emery) Joaquin ; Benjamin Joaquin (Yolanda) his brother ” Bully “, Robert Joaquin of Tukwila, Wash, Debrah Bachmeier (Richard) of Sumner Wash. John Joaquin (Debra) of Maricopa, Arizona, Terry Joaquin of Wailuku, Maui, Joseph Joaquin of Tukwila, Wash. Fifteen grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

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Susan Caruso
Susan Caruso
24 days ago

I remember carving pumpkins with Peter and my dad close Halloween some years back and how entertaining it was. I know he will be missed and well remembered by his loved ones and am sorry for your loss. I was struck by the following quote by Laurie Anderson, an avant-garde artist, made on the recent death of her husband, musician Lou Reed. She said “…he wasn’t afraid. And I’d gotten to walk with him to the end of the world. Life, so beautiful, painful and dazzling does not get better than that.” Kudos to Pete’s loving family who walked to the end of the world with him!

Vidur Verma
Vidur Verma
23 days ago

What can I say about Pete? He was larger than life, and there was never a dull moment when he was around! Be it on the golf course, working on cars, or just having a (usually heated) political discussion. When he and Marge would get into an argument, it wasn’t that different from Frank and Estelle Costanza on “Seinfeld”!
Seriously, though – the one enduring trait Pete consistently showed was his love for the family, and being with them brought him much joy.
As you leave us for your journey to the heavens, we will all miss you in our own way, Pete, and as Kendra well remembers “Ach du lieber”!