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Taps: Bernard Ganab

June 22, 2020

Bernard Ganab, 61, of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, formerly of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away on May 23, 2020.

Bernard was born on October 31, 1958 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He graduated from Waipahu High School in 1976. After graduation, he served in the US Army and National Guard for 6 years. Bernard moved to Minnesota in 1987. He was employed with North Hennepin Community College for 30 years and recently retired.

Bernard knew how to enjoy life and had a way of making everyone around him feel special. He enjoyed daily crossword puzzles, playing his ukulele, and singing Hawaiian songs. He loved and missed the Aloha lifestyle everyday. As they say, “You can take the boy out of Hawaii, but you can’t take Hawaii out of the boy.”

Preceded in death by parents Basilio and Christina Ann (Acol) Ganab, sister Janice Halmas, brothers David Villafania and James (Michael) Ganab. Survived by daughter Gina Ganab, son Gavin Ganab, sister Bessie (Romeo) Ramos, and many aunties, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Private family interment will be held at a later date.

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