The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001377875-01
Funeral Notices


It is with great sadness that the family of Donna Lee Ah Sam announce her passing on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at the age of 64. She is survived by her spouse, Christopher Marasciullo; brothers, Michael Ah Sam (Gloria), Ronald Ah Sam (Heather) and Jeffery Ah Sam (Anna); sister-in-law, Linda Ah Sam; nieces, Jessica AhSam Richardson, Rachel Ah Sam Kinsel, Kahea Ah Sam, and Mahina Ah Sam; nephews, Michael Ah Sam, Jr., Kai Ah Sam, and Jacob Ah Sam. She was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Eleanor Ah Sam, Brother, Edward James Ah Sam, Jr., and nephew, Jesse Ah Sam.

Donna was born in Ewa Beach, Hawaii on December 3, 1957. She was a proud graduate of Kamehameha Schools (Class of 1975), and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. After graduation Donna worked many years for Liberty House in Honolulu and in Kona, and later for Kaiser Permanente in Kona. She loved a sparkling clean house, her dachshunds, Frankie and Luigi, Chinese food from Kin Wah, Zippy’s Dobash cake, and her husband, Christopher (in that order).

Donna will be lovingly remembered by her family, extended family and friends for her kind heart, bright smile and wonderful laughter. In Donna’s honor, a private Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 23 on O’ahu at Daybreak Church, 1230 Kailua Road, Kailua, from 10-12 pm. Memorial donations in Donna’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society.