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Natatorium backer, Friends leader Ron Yasui has died

A memorial service will be held this Saturday, April 12, for one of the Friends of the Natatorium’s first members and most dedicated activists, Ron Yasui. Ron died March 15 at age 78. A 1953 St Louis School graduate, Ronald Hiroshi Yasui joined the Marine Corps after high school and served in combat during the Korean War. After the war, he had a long career as an air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administration. “Ron was a gung-ho Marine and always for the underdog,” his younger brother Byron recalls. “He was that kind of guy.” Natatorium Activist Ron channeled
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Categories: Friends of the Natatorium, Uncategorized, and Veterans.

Services this Sunday for Lin Pang, 78, founding Friend of the Natatorium

We invite you to join his family, his many friends and us to honor the late Lin Pang at services this Sunday afternoon. Lin died on Oct. 27 at the age of 78. Linuce Pang was one of the founders, the first vice chairman, and then chairman and president of the Friends of the Natatorium. For 25 years, until he stepped down last year, he was an officer and director of the Friends and a stalwart, energetic, patient, diplomatic and wise advocate for the preservation, restoration and reopening of the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium. Services will be Sunday, Nov. 18,
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Categories: Friends of the Natatorium, Uncategorized, and Veterans.