....... (we are) sad to announce the sudden passing of our friend Wayne Miyamoto, professor and chair of the Art Department at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, on February 20th due to complications arising from emergency heart surgery. Professor Miyamoto was in Mexico conducting sabbatical research at the time.
At this moment the family is requesting privacy. Please direct any questions you may have to Michael Marshall who can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 959-3266.
Wayne will be greatly missed by his family, friends and the arts community.
In lieu of flowers, individuals are encouraged to make a donation In Memory of Wayne Miyamoto through Friends of UHHART to support the program to which he dedicated his life:
"The purpose of UHHART shall be to enhance the educational mission of the Art Discipline of the University of Hawaii at Hilo as well as the cultural environment of the Island of Hawaii; encourage interaction between community members, faculty, and students in the interest of artistic and cultural development; and to solicit the active support of the community in the sustenance of a vigorous Art Discipline at the University of Hawaii at Hilo so that the program will better serve students and residents of the Island."
Wayne Miyamoto, Visiting Assistant Professor, UH Hilo, 1982
Wayne was a great customer, a great educator, and most importantly, a great friend. He will be missed.