Lawrence “Tamo” L.T. Suganuma Jr.

Posted On November 3rd, 2010 -

Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, LLC


Age 62. He was born in Papakolea and died at home under Hospice care with his family on October 13, 2010 after losing his fight with cancer.

He was a retired City and County HFD Captain of 32 years and a 29 year member of the Waikiki 616 Elk’s Club. He graduated from Kamehameha Schools in 1966 and went on to play football for the University of Wyoming Cowboys in Laramie. In 1967, he played in the College Division I Sugar Bowl game. He was a talented receiver with terrific hands and was a big quick elusive runner. His love for football lead to coaching on several high school teams in Hawaii. He went to boot camp at Fort Ord, Advanced Infantry at Fort Polk and served 7 yrs. in the Hawaii National Guard as a Sergeant. His greatest accomplishment was when his daughters graduated from college.

Survived by wife, Jacqueline Suganuma; daughters, Kimberly Suganuma, Melissa Suganuma; mother, Bernadette Suganuma; sisters, Bernadette “Dutchie” Glascox, Renee “Randy” Finch, Stephanie Suganuma; brother, Michael Suganuma.

Visitation 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday November 7, 2010 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; Memorial service 12 noon. No flowers. Aloha attire.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran