In Memoriam: Ernest Gordon Kawai


Ernest Gordon Kawai

Ernest Gordon Kawai, who dedicated 28 years to Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, died on March 31. He was 75. 

Kawaii began his career with the Foundation in 1982 and retired in 2006 as the Foundation’s associate executive director. 

He is survived by his beloved wife, Sandi Kawai; daughter, Julie Kawai; brothers, Glen (Geri), Reid (Cathy), Ted (Linda), and Bill (Martha) Kawai; he is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 11 a.m. at Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles at 1255 San Gabriel Boulevard., Rosemead, California 91770.

“Thank you for 28 years of outstanding service to the Foundation and the Bronco Community,” the Foundation wrote in a statement. “You will be missed.”

Condolences can be posted on https://www.fukuimortuary.com/obituary/ernest-kawai