Libert “Lee” Yasuo Nakatsukasa
84, passed away peacefully at his home in Kailua, Oahu on Father's Day, June 21, 2020 of Parkinson's Disease, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Puunene, Maui on April 13, 1936 and raised in Haiku, he attended Maui High School and the U.H. at Manoa, enrolling in the U.S. Army ROTC, and graduating with a B.Ed. degree. Libert taught at Waiahole School, worked at the Pentagon and served as a major in Vietnam, receiving several commendations including the Bronze Star. He was a store manager for Longs Drugs, retiring after many years. He was married for 59 years to his wife Pat (Shishido), from Paia, Maui. Libert was loved and respected for his intelligence, charisma, exceptional dedication and work ethic. He enjoyed time with family and friends, fishing, growing flowers, watching sports and political news. He is survived by his wife Pat, sons Mark and Todd, daughters Shari Rezai and Lynn Kunishige, brothers Walter and Clarence, sisters Agnes Kiyuna, Helene Yamamoto and Ruth Baltch, 11 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Private services will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Private interment at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. He will be dearly missed.
Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary
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