DOUGLAS KAWILAMAKAOKALANI CHAN
Age 59, of Waipahu, passed away Friday, Oct.11, 2019 after a lengthy illness while in hospital. He was born in Honolulu, raised in the hills of Papakolea. He graduated from Pres. Theodore Roosevelt High School class of 1978. Douglas was a proud U.S. Army veteran, who loved his time in the military and often reminisced, giving him a love of war movies and all war history. Upon leaving the military Douglas shifted his gears and started his journey as a cook, working his way up from dishwasher to Banquet Chef. Starting at Colombia Inn and moving to Flamingo Chuck Wagon on Kapiolani, to Pearl City Flamingo, then moving to Hickam Officers and Seabreeze Clubs as a Large Banquet Chef. Later in Life he found himself living at Waipahu Tower Cooperative, where he implemented a Children's Garden teaching good stewardship of the land and growing what you eat. He also started a Children's Fund to pay for the Annual Christmas Party and Monthly Birthday Celebrations. Many people thought he should become involved with the Board of Directors, where eventually he became the President of the Board in 2014. During that time he was instrumental in the restructuring of the Board and saving WTC from bankruptcy ensuring that 60 families kept a roof over their heads. Working with Mark Development and The Ahe Group to save the Tower and all of it's Tenants. But his biggest joy was the Garden and working with the Kids who came to know him as Uncle Doug, even their parents called him Uncle. Doug loved Cooking, Fishing, Gardening, Rock-n-Roll and Barbequing with Friends and Family. Douglas is survived by his Loving wife of 26 years, Monica-Lee, his Father Richard A.K. Chan, Sisters, Gay Chan, Joanne Chan and Allison Chan, His brothers Richard A.K. Chan Jr., and Edwin Chan, and many nephews and nieces. Preceded in Death by his Mother Muriel Chan (Opulauohu), his Step-Mother Caroline Chan (Johannsen), his Brother Kenneth Chan and his Sister Barbara Chan (Bobella). Service will be held at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 from 9am - 1pm. Burial to Follow at Kaneohe Veteran's Cemetery at 2pm. Please join us in the Celebration of Doug's Life.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased