Hawaiian Memorial Park

45-425 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI


Gail S Yamanaka

June 23, 1947May 10, 2020

Gail S Yamanaka was born on June 23, 1947 and passed away on May 10, 2020 and is under the care of Hawaiian Memorial Park Funeral Services.

Funeral Service will be held on June 29, 2020 at 11:00 am at Hawaiian Memorial Park Funeral Services, 45-425 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI. Visitation will be held on June 29, 2020 at 12:00 pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park Funeral Services, 45-425 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, Hawaii.

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  • Funeral Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 29, 2020


Gail S Yamanaka

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Mavis Coleman

June 28, 2020

Coming from different communities we weren’t childhood buddies. Gail though is a special soul everyone can easily befriend. Her winning smile and kind manner knew no bounds. She was a humble and gracious doer who kept her classmates connected. Hail to a Kahuku classmate, a fond farewell to one so dear, until we meet again. You will be missed.

Jean Grice

June 24, 2020

May loving memories bring you comfort and peace.
Sharing with love and deepest sympathy, Jean Grice


June 22, 2020

It was my privilege to work with Gail at Camp Smith so many years ago. I am so grateful to her for her friendship and all of the richness that it brought. There is a hole in my heart that will always be there but I hope time will help fill it with all of the love and aloha she showed me over the years. I am glad that she is no longer bound by the body that caused so much pain and anguish and know that her spirit is strong. I miss her and she will always have my love.

Wendy Nohara

May 27, 2020

Gail was truly a special person whom I had both the privilege and pleasure of knowing over 35 years, first working together at the East-West Center and maintaining friendships thereafter. The memory of Gail's pure heart and joyful personality will be remembered foremost! I'll never forget her warm smile and the twinkle in her eyes which lead to laughter over a joke or funny memory. Forever patient, humble, gentle and kind, heaven has gained a perfect angel from earth. Your friendship will remain in my heart. Love, Wendy

June Kuramoto

May 26, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Gail at the East-West Center. She was a fun person to be with. We even got to visit her family's farm in Kahuku! That was a real treat. Several years ago, I was blessed to see her again in a game of mah jongg with some other former EWC staff. It was like time never stopped. She was the same fun and sweet person I remembered. I'm sure she's out there playing mah jongg with Lyn Tong and others. My deepest heartfelt sympathy.

Pearl Choi

May 26, 2020

Dear Gail,
I will miss your friendship, smiling face and laughter. You taught me what unselfishness is all about. Your battle is over now and it’s time to Rest In Peace and fly with the angels. Till we meet again.

Dear Roy and Family,
My sincere condolences. I know it will be difficult for all of you, I will keep you in my prayers for healing.

Much love and blessings, Pearl

Jaycee Desaki

May 16, 2020

Dear Granny,

The front garden still grows under your love and compassion, as do I. Your life has been full and adventurous, and knowing that makes me happy. I’ve become the person I am today, solely because of you. My best friend, my grandma, and my guardian angel. I love you to infinity and beyond.

Daisy and Josie will miss you dearly, they were lucky to have you as their grandma and always spoiling them with toys and clothes.


Tammy Desaki

May 16, 2020

Dearest Mom

You are the best mom a daughter could ever ask for. We had so many great times together and all the traveling we did. I am going to miss your smile and hearing your voice but I know now you are at peace. You are going to be missed so much and you will always be in my heart. Love you so much.

Love, Tammy

Elaine Leong

May 15, 2020

Dearest Gail....my lifetime friend from Kahuku....I will miss you so much. Thank you for planning our class reunions on Oahu and of course in Las Vegas. I will miss our weekly phone calls this past year, when we shared our experiences.

Bev Honds

May 15, 2020

Gail, you were a beautiful person inside and out. I will always remember your laugh and positive outlook on life. Thank you for being a loving and caring friend for the past 30+ years.