Horace Sadao Kanno, Jr

Posted On October 28th, 2011 -

HORACE SADAO KANNO, JR

Formerly from Oahu. On October 8, 2011, passed away at age 82 in Gig Harbor, WA. After military service during the Korean Conflict he went to work as a firefighter at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu and rose to assistant fire chief. During those years he raised a family and lead the well-known quartet: The Four Part Hawaiians.
Following his retirement, Horace went on to become the first paid fire chief of the Key Peninsula-PCFPD #16. After 36 years of service to his communities, Horace finally retired in 1994.
Horace leaves behind his wife, Anne Marie; children Darelyn Moana Arter, Keith, Michael and Robert Kele; their spouses; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister Phyllis Matsuda; brother Kawika: many nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Saturday, October 22nd at the Haven of Rest Chapel, W, Gig Harbor. Scattering of ashes on Oahu May 2012.


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