Kenneth L. Tano, Jr.
|Birthplace:||San Mateo, San Mateo County, California, United States|
|Death:||Died in California, United States|
|Cause of death:||Hodgkin's lymphoma|
Son of <private> Tano and Dianna Mascolo
|Managed by:||Ashley Odell|
<private> Ross (Tano)sibling
<private> Tano (Peterson)step-parent
<private> Tanohalf sibling
<private> LaBoy (Tano)half sibling
<private> Mascolohalf sibling
About Kenneth L. Tano, Jr.
From The Orange County Register, written by his wife, Karen:
On June 12th, 2005 we lost Kenny to Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He was 38 years old. He will be missed forever. He was the strength for his family and was always concerned about everyone but himself. His love of life, great spirit, and sense of humor are what drew so many people to him. When he walked into a room, the room lit up and was filled with laughter and warmth. He certainly touched a lot of lives in his short time here with us and we can only imagine what impact he is making now.
Kenny fought a tough battle with his disease and never once complained, never questioned why it was him and just took each day as a gift from God and focused on getting better. Even the doctors and nurses loved his positive outlook because all he would say when they discussed a "new" plan for him, would be "bring it on". He wasn't afraid at all. He just wanted to get back to feeling good again.
He was an amazing father to Chelsea and Malia. He was so proud of them. They will continue to carry on dad's positive outlook and great spirit everyday. He lived for his children and they kept him busy with cross country meets, track meets, soccer games, school activities and trips to Disneyland. He was a hands on dad, no doubt about it. He was so involved in their lives. In fact, he was always one of the few dads at school in the middle of the day to watch one of their many award ceremonies. They, in turn, were always so proud of him.
As a husband, he was so loving, caring, giving and encouraging. He was such a provider for his family. He was always taking care of everyone and was never selfish. He was always so proud of his family and would comment on how lucky he was to have created such a loving family.
In his spare time, he loved searching out the latest electronic equipment. He also had a love for cars and bought an '86 Mustang that he toyed around with. He had an incredible voice and loved to sing. He also enjoyed playing the piano and guitar. He was such a talented well-rounded person. He had an incredible sense of humor and brought so much laughter to the people around him.
Kenny was born in San Mateo, CA and moved back to Hawaii when he was about 1. He was raised in Oahu and left for Whittier College in 1985 where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. He met his wife in California in 1988 and they were married in 1990. He worked for nearly 16 years with Dunn-Edwards Corporation as an outside sales associate.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; his daughters, Chelsea and Malia; mother, Dianna Mascolo; stepfather, Skip Mascolo; father, Kenneth L. Tano Sr.; stepmother, Candy Tano; sister, Kiana Ross; brother, Dustin Tano; half sisters, Lara Mascolo and Nohea Tano; half brother, Kawika Tano; step brothers, Erik Ayau and Kimo Ayau.
Services will be held at Saddleback Church on Monday, June 20th at 2:00 p.m. The family has requested donations in lieu of flowers be made to a college fund established for Chelsea and Malia. Please send donations to: "CollegeAmerica" c/o the Anderson Group 23101, Moulton Parkway, #201 Laguna Hills, CA 92653