The Garden Island

FUNERAL NOTICES

Apr 17(1.) CURTIS B. TAMON Curtis Tamon, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, 67, of Aiea passed away peacefully at home on March 10, 2024, surrounded by family. He was born in Okinawa, Japan to Beato and Toshiko Tamon. Curtis was an avid pickleball and racquetball player and enjoyed spending time with his loved ones. A graduate of Kubasaki High School in Okinawa and Chaminade University in Oahu, Curtis chose to pursue a career in Information Technology working for the Department of Defense. Throughout his life, Curtis always saw life as an opportunity to help and care for loved ones, (...) (End Date: Apr 17) (p1)
Apr 17(2.) RALPH THOMAS KAM Noted author, historian and historic preservation advocate Ralph Thomas Kam passed away Monday, March 25, 2024. He was Executive Director of the Hawaiian Mission Houses, a position for which he was singularly qualified and as he said, his "dream job". The first half of his career was in Public Relations; he was elected to the Hall of Honor: Public Relations Society of America. In the 1990's he made a career switch earning his M.A. in American Studies, a Ph.D. and a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation. Along with teaching at many of the colleges and universities on (...) (End Date: Apr 17) (p1)
Apr 14(3.) ADRIAN KWOCK KEONG WONG In loving memory of Adrian KK Wong, born in Honolulu on October 4, 1938, a graduate of Iolani High School and the University of Hawaii. He was a dedicated high school teacher for over 40 years at Leilehua High School. His passion for his students shone through in his popular criminal justice class, where he inspired them to be their best. A true mentor, he excelled in guiding students through mock court competitions, fostering their skills and confidence. Upon his retirement from Leilehua, he worked for the next 10 years for the United States Department of (...) (End Date: Apr 28) (p1)
Apr 7(4.) JANET S. OGAWA Janet S. (Kaya) Ogawa, 91, passed away on November 16, 2023, in Honolulu, HI. She was born on July 31, 1932 in Wailuku, Maui. She was an educator at Radford High, Campbell High and Pearl City High. She is survived by sister Charlotte (Dan) Izuka of Aiea, sons Sheldon (Le-Ann) Ogawa of Menifee, CA, and Brian (Sheryl) Ogawa of Keaau, Hawaii Island. Grandchildren: Shellee Ogawa of St. Louis, MO, Michele Ogawa of Nuevo CA, and Randel Ogawa of Menifee, CA and numerous nieces and nephews in California and Oahu. Funeral Services will be held on 4/27/24, Saturday, (...) (End Date: Apr 17) (p1)