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David Dung Wah Tyau

August 23, 1943 October 21, 2018
David Dung Wah Tyau
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On October 21, 2018, David Dung Wah Tyau, 75, made his last delivery into the hands of the Lord and his loving wife of 48 years, Anita Sweet. A proud letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for 40 years, he passed away quietly and peacefully at the Arcadia Retirement Home where he chose to live until his death.

Born in 1943 in the Territory of Hawaii growing up during World War II, David learned to live simply and understand that everything has a purpose. Living in Kaimuki, David attended and graduated from Iolani School in 1961. He was enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Manoa until his enlistment in the United States Army. Stationed at Fort Ord, California.he returned to Hawaii upon his honorable discharge. While at the University, David was actively involved in the Tu Chiang Sheh Fraternity and built friendships to last a lifetime.

Hoping to resume his studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa the school semester had already begun and he was unable to register. Having worked part-time at the Kalihi Post Office, David took the initiative and asked to be hired full-time working the non-normal shifts. With this opportunity, David began his career as a letter carrier and had no regrets in not returning to finish his college education. Starting as a letter carrier in Kalihi, he later moved to the Waikiki Station servicing the Kapahulu/Waikiki Area where he met his soulmate and future wife, Anita Sweet.

Continuing his service to others, together with his cousin, Herman, he joined the Air National Guard, 154th Medical Group at Hickam Air Force Base. Summers were spent training in Japan, Korea, or the Philippine Islands. Together, they explored the countries in their free time and retired from the Air Guard together. This lead to his want to see more of the world.

In life, David was a devoted soulmate and husband to Anita Sweet. Inseparable, they traveled their way around the world, venturing to every continent. They enjoyed seeing and experiencing the world through Cruise Liners enjoying the oceans, each other and making new friends along the way.

A very social conversationalist, David enjoyed his time with family and friends sharing his experiences, wisdom and adventures. He lived his life in service to all and created strong bonds of love, friendship and respect especially with his Tu Chiang Sheh Fraternity Brothers and Iolani classmates.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Anita Sweet and survived by his brother Malcolm and sister-in-law Daisy, nephews Leighton and Anson Tyau, and stepdaughter Jonica Hall. As an Uncle, Cousin, and Godfather he is also survived by the following families and their members:

Tyau Families of: Dr. Walter and Mrs. Wilma Chang, Raymond and Audrey Tam, Kwock Sun and Dorothy Ng, the late Mr. Norman Tyau, and the late Mr. Wilfred Tyau

Sweet Family of: Lieutenant Colonel Francis and Mrs. Jan Touron

Auyong Families of: Mrs. Angie Brooks, Mrs. Elaine Young, Mrs. Jennie Lum, Ms. Mary Lau, and the late Mr. Herman Auyong

Graveside services will be held at Diamond Head Memorial Park on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 10:30 a.m..

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10:30 AM 11/14/2018 10:30:00 AM
Diamond Head Memorial Park

529 18th Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816

Diamond Head Memorial Park
529 18th Ave Honolulu 96816 HI
United States

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