Born: 1914

Lisa Uesugi, Photographer

Antone, 100 years old, is of Portuguese descent and the father of five children. He is a man whose life has been filled with rich and bountiful experiences. As a child growing up on the Big Island of Hawai’i, Antone’s greatest accomplishment in life has been his ability to “memorize everything that was important” which he did to compensate for his limited education that ended at seventh grade. As a handyman for the Big Island school district, Antone recalls his days traveling from school-to-school to fix things. Because of his outstanding job performance, Antone was later promoted to a school inspector overseeing maintenance for all Big Island public schools. His children have had the biggest impact on his life. “Sometimes it wasnʻt easy. Sometimes I wish I had done more.”

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