THOMAS S. M. LEU

Posted On September 22nd, 2013 -

9-22 THOMAS LEU b&w[1]THOMAS S. M. LEU Thomas Seu Mun Leu (“Tommy”) passed peacefully on August 29, 2013 at the age of 96. Born in China on June 16, 1917, he immigrated to Honolulu at the age of 3. He graduated from McKinley High School and the University of Hawaii. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy Construction Battalion (“Seabees”), followed by a career in civil service as an engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers and the Navy Public Works Center. He took pride in his participation in projects at Tripler Hospital, the Arizona Memorial, Punchbowl Cemetery and throughout southeast Asia. In retirement, he enjoyed golfing and swimming, and cherished time with his family, particularly his grandchildren who visited from the mainland each summer. He will be remembered for his keen sense of humor, gift for storytelling, generous nature and his famous smoked chicken and char siu. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Camillia; his daughters, Rachael (Charles) Hagner and Charlotte (Russell) Hamamoto, four grand- children; and one great- grandson. A private burial at Punchbowl and reflection of Tommy’s life was held.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran