ERIC DEAN MITOMI Eric Dean Mitomi passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, July 2, 2017, at the young age of 51. He was born on June 11, 1966, in Los Angeles, California, the only child of Sandra E. Mitomi, and raised in Honolulu. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1984 and earned an Associate of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies from Kapiolani Community College in 1990. Eric met the love of his life, Geri, while paddling canoe in high school and they have been together ever since. They have been happily married for 24 years and have four sons, Adam (Kekoa), Noah (Kealii), Marc (Kalae) and Liam (Kaulana). He began his professional career as a paralegal with the Law Firm of Deeley, King and Pang. Eric served in the US Army Reserves for over 33 years reaching the coveted rank of Command Sergeant Major in which he served in the 1984th US Army Hospital, Area Support Group Falcon, Task Force Falcon, Multi-National Brigade – East, Kosovo, US Forces Korea Support Unit, and the US Army Pacific Support Unit. He also served in various additional units including the 100th Battalion 442nd Infantry. As a civilian, he held the position of the Certified Safety and Occupational Health Manager and worked for the Department of the Army for 15 years in the 9th Mission Support Command and the Dental Health Command of the Pacific at Tripler Army Medical Center. He was a recipient of the Secretary of Army and Chief of Staff, Army, Individual Award of Excellence in Safety and the Director of Safety, Risk Management Award. More than anything else, Eric loved spending time with his family and friends and also enjoyed cooking, watching football, going to Las Vegas, and fishing. His legacy lives on through his wife, partner, and soul mate Geralyn Kahealani (Kimokeo), sons Adam (Auralyn Thomas), Noah, Marc, and Liam. He is also survived by his mother, Sandra E. Mitomi and many loving relatives. Visitation begins at 5:00 pm, Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6:00 pm. Celebration of Life at 9:30 am, Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Aliamanu Military Reservation Chapel (open post). Full military honors at internment, Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made payable to Liam Mitomi at American Savings Bank Account #9292 College Trust Fund as a lasting gift in memory of his father.
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