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Taps: Michael Yamamoto

July 22, 2019

Michael Yamamoto passed away at the age of 81 on June 16, 2019, surrounded by his loving ‘ohana. Mike is survived by his wife of 56 years, Cynthia; son Trevor; daughter/ granddaughter Krystal; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Deceased family members are his daughter Jill; parents Isami and Takeno Yamamoto; sister Jennie Nakasone (George); and brother, Dr. Harry Y. Yamamoto (Millie).

Mike had a varied career, beginning with his service in the Hawaii Air National Guard. After his military service, Mike moved to Southern California and worked as an aerospace engineer for McDonnell Douglas, Northrop, and Stresskin. Returning with his family to Hawai’i, Mike purchased a restaurant in Liliha and ran it successfully for several years. Mike then embarked on a 35 year career with McDonalds of Hawai’i, starting as their first Regional Facilities Manager and retiring as Regional Construction Manager for Hawai’i, Guam, and Saipan. During his time with McDonalds, Mike received the prestigious President’s Award which recognized the “outstanding achievements of the top 1% of McDonald’s corporate employees globally.”

After his retirement. Mike served on the Board of Directors of The Arc in Hawai’i, and enjoyed volunteering with Special Olympics. Mike was known as a master chef, and his ‘ohana looked forward to his cooking and the parties he hosted at his home. Mike loved to travel with his family, and journeyed all over the world with them. He was also an avid wine enthusiast, fisherman, gardener; and above all, a wonderfully devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Nu’uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, East Chapel. Visitation at 10 a.m. and Service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

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