Posted On December 4th, 2011 -


Age 61, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away November 6, 2011 in Honolulu. Born May 9, 1950 in Hilo, Hawaii. Retired AirForce Technical Sergeant, Hickam AirForce Base. Previously worked as a network coltroller for Verizon Business, Wheeler AirForce Base. A member of Calvary Chapel, Central Oahu. An avid golfer with the Mililani Golf Club.

He is survived by wife, Pao Hua Watanabe; son, Wade L.S. Watanabe Jr.; daughter, Jennifer Watanabe; brothers, Theodore “Ted” Watanabe, Clyde Watanabe, Dean Watanabe; sister, Pam Nakamura; 1 granddaughter; many nephews and nieces.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (December 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Burial 9:30 a.m. Friday (December 9) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran