Arthur “Art” Fumio Koga of Honolulu died Dec. 4, on O‘ahu. He was 65.
Koga was the founder and owner of Blue Cliff Inc., a software consulting and development company that specialized in electronic medical records systems.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Koga graduated from ‘Iolani School before going on to study at Michigan State University and the University of Hawai‘i. He is survived by his wife, Rene Koga; son, Skye Nakayama; daughters Keiko Nitta, Deidre Husak and Emily Koga; brother, Gilbert; sister, Merle Kanemori; and grandchildren Thomas, Kelly, Sidney, Kea, Payton, Hudson and Naia.
Koga was formerly on the board of directors for the National Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the Institute of Zen Studies, WorldVistA and the Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center. He was a fellow of the Institute for Educational Leadership and a member of the Waipahu Businessmen’s Organization.
Koga also served as the director and treasurer of the JACL Honolulu chapter for more than a decade and received their Distinguished Service Award in 2004. “Art touched many lives, both within the chapter and throughout the broader community,” the Honolulu chapter announced in a statement. “He will be deeply missed.”
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, 2233 Nu‘uanu Ave., Honolulu. Aloha attire is appropriate. No flowers, please.