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|Served: 1965 - 1968|
LDS Church News June 26, 1965
Bp Adney Y. Komatsu of Anuenue Ward Honolulu Stake, will return to Japan, the land of his ancestors, to preside over the Northern Far East Mission.
The Honolulu-born bishop first saw Japan after the close of World War II when he went there as a member of the U.S. Army of Occupation. He was a member of the 441st Counter Intelligence Corps Detachment.
His second mission to Japan will be devoted to spreading the message of the Gospel that he accepted in 1941, just before he graduated from Farrington High School. Later he entered the Army and graduated from the Military Intelligence Language School, Ft. Snelling, Minn., in 1945.
After his discharge from the Army, he returned to Honolulu where he has since achieved success in business. He is vice president of the Honolulu Savings and Loan Co., Ltd.; secretary and director of Protective Investment Co. and vice president of American Title and Service Co.
Always active in Church work, he has been a branch president, Sunday School counselor, bp's counselor, stake clerk and twice high council. He has been bishop for three years.
In 1950, he married Judy Nobue Fujitani in the Hawaian Temple. They have four children. Mrs. Komatsu and the children will accompany Pres. Komatsu to the mission.
She too is a convert to the Church, having been baptized in 1948. She also is a native of Honolulu.
Mrs. Komatsu presently is serving as a teacher in Primary as well as visiting teacher. She previously has been a teacher in Sunday School, secretary in Primary and Sunday School, Primary counselor and president and Relief Society counselor.
Pres. Komatsu will succeed Pres. Dwayne N. Andersen. The Komatsus plan to leave for Tokyo in August. The mission includes Japan and Okinawa. c 2001 Deseret News Publishing Co.
President Adney Y. Komatsu, born 2 Aug 1923, at Honolulu, Hawaii, to Jizaemon Komatsu and Misao Tabata; baptized 1941. Sustained as Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 4 April 1975, at age 51; was first General Authority of Japanese descent; sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy 1 Oct. 1976; named emeritus General Authority 2 Oct. 1993; Also served as regional representative, bishop, branch president, and president of the Tokyo Temple; married Judy Nobue Fujitana, four children. Deseret News - 1997-98 Church Almanac Deseret News - 9 Oct. 1993 (Submitted by Brother McCune)
President of the Northern Far East Mission encompassing all of Japan, and my president during the last half of my mission, became the first general authority of Japanese descent as a member of the Quorum of the 70 and was Tokyo Temple President for a time. He is now emeritus and lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he was living when called to be mission president. His Judy wife and he now head the Honolulu Family History Branch Library as stake consultants.
Feb 23rd 2011: This morning at 1:10am HST (Hawaii Standard Time), Elder Adney Yoshio Komatsu passed away in Queens Medical Center. Sister Komatsu and Jan were at his side.
Prayers for the whole Komatsu 'ohana. This afternoon, Jill and her husband, Evan will be on their way home. Evan is attending BYU Provo and Jill is working on campus.
He was the best bishop of the best Anuenue Ward. Lots of aloha, Rose
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