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Masao "Murphy" Yamamoto

September 21, 1934 ~ May 5, 2020 (age 85)


Masao Yamamoto, 85, of Lihue passed away on May 5, 2020 in a private care home in Kapaa. He was born in Koloa, Kauai on September 21, 1934 and retired from being an accountant for the County of Kauai’s Department of Water. He was a member of Koloa Lions Club for over 50 years.

Preceded in death by his parents Sakujiu and Machi Yamamoto; brothers, Rikito, Mituso, and Yoshio Yamamoto; sisters, Satsue Ono and Fumie Oda; nephew, John Yamamoto.

Masao is survived by his wife Joan Hayashi Yamamoto of Hanamaulu; daughter Lynn Labasan (Ricky- deceased) of Portland, Oregon; son, Wade (Carol) Yamamoto of Las Vegas; sister, Masako Yamada of Oahu; grandchildren, Stephanie (Jay) Brink and Rachel Labasan.

Private services will be held.


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