Oct. 21, 2013
Katsuyuki Tanabe, also known as “Ben” and “Ka-chan,” 91, of Aiea, formerly of Captain Cook and Kealakekua, Hawaii, former owner of Moana Builders, Roberts Hawaii employee and anArmy veteran who served as a Japanese language interpreter during World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Hang Yon, sons Glenn and Van, daughters Thelma Tanabe and Iris Hirose, brother David, 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers.