Earl Y. Matsunaga
Earl Y. MatsunagaEarl Y. Matsunaga of Honolulu passed away on September 9, 2021. He was born on March 5, 1946 to parents Iwanoshin "Chaplin" Matsunomori and Sueno Hirano Matsunaga. Earl's siblings include predeceased Yoshito "Toe" Yoshino, Raymond, James, and predeceased sister Marilyn "Mari' Okuda. He grew up in Liliha's Chun Hoon Lane "Sumida Camp". Earl attended Kauluwela Elementary, Central Intermediate, McKinley High School, and Honolulu Community College School earning a trade as a journeyman painter. He worked many years for various painting companies; then decided to start his own 'Earl Matsunaga Painting Company'.

He is survived by his spouse Jessie, daughters, Kellie (David) Morgan, Shawn; sons, Dane (Jaylin), Ike (Kim); grandchildren, David "Kahale", Michael "Mikey", Michelle, Jonah, Layne, Jenna, and Dawne; family pet Sparky, & nieces and nephews.

Earl was forced into retirement in 2004 after enjoying many good years of working and also traveling to Hong Kong, Thailand, New York, and numerous trips to his favorite casinos in Las Vegas. He loved his Vegas trips and was always hoping to win the 'big' one. His passion was for the game of Craps and later loved spending many hours playing Keno. In recent years, he enjoyed going to the Food Court at Ala Moana where his brother and friends (old and new) would hang out.

Earl spent his last few weeks watching all his favorite sports including the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, and the Paralympics Games as well, supporting our USA teams. He cheered for 'Da Boys', Hawaii Little League Baseball team playing in the World Series Games. He also enjoyed watching our local entertainers on TV and listening to music from the "old days".

A private Celebration of Life will be held on November 7, 2021 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Due to strict Covid restrictions, you may livestream the celebration at www.nmplimited at 4pm

Arrangements Provided By:
Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased