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Taps: George Yoshio Chatani

September 19, 2020

George Yoshio Chatani, 89, passed away in Honolulu on August 17, 2020. He was born on April 25, 1931 in Kealakekua, Kona, Hawaii. The Chatani family later moved to Lahaina, Maui where George attended Kamehameha III School for 8 years then graduated from Lahainaluna High School in 1949. 

He enlisted in the Hawaii Army National Guard that same year and served for almost 38 years as

an Air Defense Missile Assembly Technician, Electronic Mechanic Technician, and Avionic Equipment Maintenance Supervisor before his retirement as a CWO3 in 1987. He finally ended his military career in 1991 after serving another 4 years in the Hawaii Army National Guard Retired Reserve.

George was an active member of the Lahaina Club and kept in close contact with all his classmates. He enjoyed attending Lahainaluna reunions and always looked forward to his casual trips to Las Vegas. He spent much of his time keeping up with financial news, advocating changes in condominium law, and looking out for people’s best interests.

George is survived by his daughter, Cindy Flynn; sister, Lorraine Noji; grandsons, Eugene Sumera Jr. and Jake Flynn; grand- daughter, Julia Ediger; 7 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great- granddaughter.

Private services will be held on a future date at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online messages may be left at www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com

Retiree News extends heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends.

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