Bernadette Y. Lau
Bernadette Y. LauBernadette Mae (Lai Jun) was the eldest of four children born to parents Bernard F. Young and Fannie Chow Young in Honolulu 1925. She attended Lincoln Elementary, Stevenson Intermediate, and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1943 and Milwaukee-Downer College in 1948. She retired as an Occupational Therapist from Leahi Hospital in 1981 after 31 years.

She was married to Donald Lau for nearly 52 years until his passing in 2002. Together they acquired a small mom and pop meat market/grocery store in Kalihi and built it to what became Palama Meat Co. / May's Meats - Hawaii. After selling the meat company in 1997, they went on to create May's Wonder Gardens - Hawaii, a commercial hydroponics lettuce operation in Haleiwa. She finally retired in 2012 and moved from the Manoa family home of 56 years to the Kahala Nui Senior Living Community in 2014.

She is survived by son Duane (Lori); daughter, Donamay (Rennie) Guinasso; six grandchildren Daron Lau, DeAnna (Galen) Kan, Dylan (Henry) Rogers, Darien Lau, David and Douglas Guinasso; and six great-grandchildren, Daxton Lau, Gabriette, Daviette, and Garath Kan, and Lily and Riley Rogers.

Private Services / Burial at Diamond Head Memorial Park Memorial Mass / Celebration of Life ~ Friday, Dec. 16, 2022 St. Pius X Church In lieu of gifts or flowers, memorial donations may be made to: "Hawaii Community Foundation / D. Lau Advised Charitable Fund"
Arrangements Provided By:
Borthwick Mortuary

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