Masami Yamato, 99, of Kahului, died July 4, 2014, at Hale Makua, Kahului.
Private services were held.
Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements.
Mr. Yamato was born May 28, 1915, in Paia, HI. He was the retired Principal for Kihei Elementary School.
He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Deanne Yamato, and is survived by his wife of 73 years, Elaine Yamato; son, Stanley (Carol) Yamato; daughter, Phyllis Takahashi; grandchildren, Dwayne Yamato, Lisa (Michael) Davies, Tracey Takahashi, Torin (Tiffany) Takahashi, Taryn Takahashi; 5 great grandchildren.
Mr. Yamato served in the United States Army, 442nd Infantry Regiment.
Online condolences: www.nakamuramortuary.com