FELICIDAD “FELY” S. ASATO
76, died on April 16, 2020 at Pali Momi Medical Center after a sudden illness. Also known as "Aunty Miriam" and "Granny," she retired in 2017 after working for 44 years as sales manager at Palama Meat Co., which later merged with H&W Foods. Born in Hilo, Hawaii, on May 24, 1943, Fely was later raised in Kaneohe and was a 1961 graduate of Castle High School. Shortly after high school, she married Paquito C. Omandam and moved to Honolulu, where she raised four children and worked at Frankie's Market in Kalihi before she began her long career at Palama Meat Co. She later divorced and remarried. Fely adored her children and shared that strong affection with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed going on travel adventures with her husband, Loren Asato, and visiting family on the mainland, especially in Sacramento and Las Vegas. Fely was an energetic, thoughtful and caring person who cherished the company of family and the many good friends she made throughout her life. She is survived by husband, Loren; four children, Laura (Ben) Ines, Paquito (Caroline) Omandam Jr., Nelson (Genevieve) Omandam and Gloria Omandam; grandchildren Asia, Nikki, Andrew, Paige, Jade, Tia, Dane, Jameson, Jordan, Kimmie and Kristin; great-grandchildren Arwin-Janim (AJ), Mila, Keira, Brooklyn and Aaliyah; brothers Alfred Simbahon and Joseph Simbahon; sisters Lucille Ramos, Bertha Cuyong and Philomena Linogon; and dozens of nephews and nieces. A Celebration of Life for Fely will be held in Honolulu once restrictions for the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted. A private burial will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
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