Posted On November 4th, 2011 -


Mary Au Tom, wife of the late Francis J. Tom, passed away on October 19, 2011, a week after celebrating her 93rd birthday on October 12. She was born and raised in Honolulu, graduated from Roosevelt High School and the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Mary was the Owner and General Manager of the Wailana Coffee House and previously the General Manager of the Aina Luana Apartment Hotel in Waikiki. She was an active member of Hawaii Hotel Association, Hawaii Restaurant Association & Travel Women’s Association.

She is survived by her children Joanna Leong, Malcolm Tom, and Kenton Tom; her grandchildren John Leong, Jennifer Tom, Christina Tom, Katie Tom, Jon Tom, & Brandon Tom; and her great-grandchildren Teara Leong, Heikura Leong, & Tyler Tom; & her brother Stephen Au.

In memory of Mary Tom, the Wailana Coffee House will be closed all day on Monday November 7th.

Visitation 9:30 A.M., Services 11:30 A.M., & Burial 12:45 P.M. on Monday, November 7 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Donations in memory of Mary Tom to Punahou School or to St. Francis Hospice are welcome. Family requests no flowers.

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