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In Memoriam

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Todd Anderson, Class of 1958, Monday, October 12, 1998. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Orien Holt.

Lorraine Asahara, Class of 1968, March 2, 2005.


Earl J. Bissen, Class of 1979, Sunday, October 31, 1999. A memorial mass was held Friday, November 5, 1999 at the Benedictine Monastery of Hawai`i at Waialua, followed by the scattering of ashes. He is survived by his parents, Norbert and Johanna; brother, Blaise; and sister, Toni.

Edward Torao Bush, Class of 1978, February 16, 1991 in Los Angeles. He was a commercial artist. Survived by his mother, Grace Bush. A memorial service was held in California.

Pamela Chang, Class of 1965, February 1, 2002. Survived by, among others, husband Dick Duckler and father Walter Chang.

Gerri Char, Class of 1953, August 14, 2001. She is survived by her sisters, Lorraine and Natalie, and nephew, Brendan. Services were held at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Chad Dunstan, Class of 1965.

Thomas Toshi Enomoto, Class of 1987, December 12, 2002. He is survived by his parents, Thomas and Lucille; sisters, Lisa Enomoto-Sereno and Erika Enomoto-Tanuvasa; grandparents, Eleanor Izutsu, Benito Larrua and Felicia Santa Ana; step-grandfather, Setsuo Izutsu. A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. Saturday, December 21, Diamond Head Mortuary.

Dr. Donald Gilman Fox, Class of 1963, Sunday, November 25, 2001. Services were held Monday, December 17, at Church of the Crossroads. He is survived by his wife, Linda, and sons, Bradley and David, both UHS grads also.

Gail Fujishige, Class of 1965.

alt=Drawing of Elmo. alt=Lanning at Steven's UHM graduation, Mother's
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Don't you hate it when you find out your eyes were closed?
Steven's graduation from UH Manoa, Mother's Day, 1996.

Steven Mitsuo Ginoza, Class of 1990, Sunday, May 14, 2000. A celebrational service was held on Sunday, May 21, at Diamond Head Memorial Park. He is survived by his parents, Frank and Jessi; brother, Peter; sisters, Sandi Takayama and Susan; and his grandfather, Fusao Tanabe.

Pamela Camp Hauck, Class of 1971, Sunday, May 27, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Ronald; children, James, Cheryl, Christopher, and Jeffrey; brother, Sam; and sister, Barbara.

Andrew Higa, Class of 1965, April 16, 1999.

Martha Ann Marvin Kinney, Class of 1951, May 11, 2006. She is survived by sons Decker Kinney and Jaime Kinney, and daughter Erin Lindsey, five grandchildren, and two great granddaughters. Services were held at the Church of the Latter Day Saints in Waimea on the Big Island on Saturday, May 17 with family visitation at 9 and services at 11 a.m.


Franklin "Papa Loo" Ting Fai Loo, Class of 1952, of Torrance CA. March 30, 2002. Born in Honolulu. Enjoyed successive careers with Bank of America and United Airlines. Survived by wife, Karen; daughter, Jennifer Smith; son, Jay Taylor; sisters, Florence Baptist and Evelyn Lee; six grandchildren. Service and burial held in Bear River City, Utah.


Eileen Policar Mata, Class of 1987. Eileen passed away on March 29, 2008 after giving birth to her third child, a baby boy. She is survived by her husband, Henry Mata, step-daughter Shaina, daughters Lexi(5) and Leah(2), and her new baby boy. Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 24th, 4:30 p.m, at Hawaiian Memorial Park, with burial services at Hawaiian Memorial the following day at 10 a.m.

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Debra Lynn Haunani Won Milho, Class of 1988, December 27, 2001. She is survived by her children, Micah, Makoa, Makana, and Mahina; mother, Leonora Won; brothers Stacey Forges and Kerry Won; and sister, Jeanine Nichols. Visitation was held from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2002 at St. Ann's, Kaneohe, followed by Mass at 12:30 p.m. and a graveside service at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Gina Murphy, Class of 1967, June 20, 2008.

Morris Soo Young Pang, 80, of Honolulu, November 17, 2004. Born in Honolulu. Retired professor in the College of Education at the University of Hawai`i with 30 years of service. Survived by son, Michael; daughter, Carolyn; sisters, Nora, Ruth and Agnes. Dr. Pang also served as a mathematics teacher and administrator at UHS. The Alumni Association gratefully acknowledges the donation made by Michael Pang '71 in honor of his father.

Linda Sasaki Scanlon, Class of 1969, January 2003. An Elementary School teacher in Boulder, Colorado for more than 25 years, she is survived by her husband, Bill and son, Keegan.

Sandra Kiyomi Serai, Class of 1986, January 12, 2003. She is survived by parents Roy and Roberta, and grandmother Dorothy. Services were held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2003 at the Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel.

John Takasaki, Class of 1963, Friday, May 28, 1999. Funeral services were held at Mililani Downtown Mortuary on Thursday, June 3, 1999, burial services on Friday, June 4 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. He is survived by his father, Moses T.; stepmother, Myrna; children, Janell, Jana, and Justin; brothers, Moses, Jerry, and F.N. "Bucky."

Ken Tano

Kenneth L. Tano Jr, Class of 1985, Sunday, June 12, 2005. This is from The Orange County Register, written by his wife, Karen:

On June 12th, 2005 we lost Kenny to Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He was 38 years old. He will be missed forever. He was the strength for his family and was always concerned about everyone but himself. His love of life, great spirit, and sense of humor are what drew so many people to him. When he walked into a room, the room lit up and was filled with laughter and warmth. He certainly touched a lot of lives in his short time here with us and we can only imagine what impact he is making now. Kenny fought a tough battle with his disease and never once complained, never questioned why it was him and just took each day as a gift from God and focused on getting better. Even the doctors and nurses loved his positive outlook because all he would say when they discussed a "new" plan for him, would be "bring it on". He wasn't afraid at all. He just wanted to get back to feeling good again. He was an amazing father to Chelsea and Malia. He was so proud of them. They will continue to carry on dad's positive outlook and great spirit everyday. He lived for his children and they kept him busy with cross country meets, track meets, soccer games, school activities and trips to Disneyland. He was a hands on dad, no doubt about it. He was so involved in their lives. In fact, he was always one of the few dads at school in the middle of the day to watch one of their many award ceremonies. They, in turn, were always so proud of him. As a husband, he was so loving, caring, giving and encouraging. He was such a provider for his family. He was always taking care of everyone and was never selfish. He was always so proud of his family and would comment on how lucky he was to have created such a loving family. In his spare time, he loved searching out the latest electronic equipment. He also had a love for cars and bought an '86 Mustang that he toyed around with. He had an incredible voice and loved to sing. He also enjoyed playing the piano and guitar. He was such a talented well-rounded person. He had an incredible sense of humor and brought so much laughter to the people around him. Kenny was born in San Mateo, CA and moved back to Hawaii when he was about 1. He was raised in Oahu and left for Whittier College in 1985 where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. He met his wife in California in 1988 and they were married in 1990. He worked for nearly 16 years with Dunn-Edwards Corporation as an outside sales associate. He is survived by his wife, Karen; his daughters, Chelsea and Malia; mother, Dianna Mascolo; stepfather, Skip Mascolo; father, Kenneth L. Tano Sr.; stepmother, Candy Tano; sister, Kiana Ross; brother, Dustin Tano; half sisters, Lara Mascolo and Nohea Tano; half brother, Kawika Tano; step brothers, Erik Ayau and Kimo Ayau. Services will be held at Saddleback Church on Monday, June 20th at 2:00 p.m. The family has requested donations in lieu of flowers be made to a college fund established for Chelsea and Malia. Please send donations to: "CollegeAmerica" c/o the Anderson Group 23101, Moulton Parkway, #201 Laguna Hills, CA 92653


Karen Jeanne Chee Thompson, Class of 1972, July 4, 2002. A Delta Air Lines flight attendant, she is survived by her husband, Daniel; sons, Keola and Mika; parents, William and May Chee; brothers, Bill, Bob, Richard, and Steven Chee. A service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2002, United Church of Christ.

Nathan Weems, Class of 1986, Sunday, August 23, 1998. Funeral services were held at Borthwick Mortuary on Friday, August 28, and burial services on Saturday, August 29 at Hawaiian Memorial Park's Garden of Memories. He is survived by his wife, Laura; father, Charles; mother, Gail Caylor; brother, Garrett; sister, Anne; grandmother, Georgia Caylor; stepmother, Yoshie; and Laura's parents, Steve and Keiko Kawagishi.

Diane Sugihara Yang, Class of 1968, June 3, 2007.

Kecia Mew Ung Wong, Class of 2000, Saturday, March 9, 2002. Survived by parents, Ruddy and Gwendolyn Wong; brothers, Gavin and Devin; grandmother, Rose Ng. A private service was held.

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Three photos of Leighton
Wong.

Leighton H.C. Wong, May 15, 2003, Class of 1973. An estate planning attorney; director, Hawaii Estate Planning Council; president, Hawaii State Bar Association, Probate Section; Hawaii Tax Institute committee member; former member, Hawaii State Tax Commission; lecturer and teacher; and youth basketball coach. Survived by wife, Nancy; sons, Kevan and Justan; parents, Harry and Ethel; brothers, Newton, Stanton and Thurston; sister, Sheri Wong Gallagher. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2003 at Borthwick Mortuary; celebration of life 6 p.m. Burial 9 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2003 at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

In addition to coaching basketball for many years at the Lab School, Leighton is one of the co-founders of the University Laboratory School Alumni Association. If you do not know the amazing and wonderful history of the entire Wong family's involvement in the Lab School, suffice it to say that without the Wongs, and even more so without Leighton's wholeheartedly supportive mom and dad, UHS would not be the school it is today. They have all played a truly major role in shaping the ethos of University High. UHS fosters and perpetuates the kind of culture it does specifically because of students/alumni and parents like the Wong family.

Hey, Buddy, you are going to be missed big-time. Thank you for Thurston; Scott and I, with your brother's expert help, will definitely further grow our ULSAA "baby" the right way--with you in our hearts. That was a . . . $10 million dollar endowment fund the three of us swore we'd shoot for, right? Okay, Leighton, we'll give it our best shot. I'm looking forward to seeing you again so we can talk about whether our dream came true. Keep the beer cold. Go, Junior Bows, forever!