Kenneth J. Ongais, a 26 year resident of Gardena, passed away July 24, 2006, He was born May 8, 1943 in Maui. He worked as a Funeral Director in Hawaii and in Southern California for over 42 years. He was an avid car racing enthusiast. Ken is survived by his wife, Teresita "Terri", daughter, Danniellle Ongais; father, Daniel Ongais; son Robert Daluson; sisters Carol Leong and Antonette Ongais and a brother, Ezekiel "Danny" Ongais. Also survived by 4 grandchildren. Memorial Mass will be 7:30 pm on Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at the St. Anthony Padua Catholic Church in Gardena.

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  1. So Sorry for the loss of K.O. It was a privilidge to be trained and educated by him. Doug Wilson Former employee of White & Day-Rice and Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary.

  2. Kenneth is my fathers 1st cousin, who is Vincent Ortiz Jr., My father told me the story of how he became a mortition. For those in the family its long story, but quite comical. It all started over a Silversword flower. All though I never knew him other than family talking about our cousins who raced cars, they always spoke well of him and his brother Danny. Aloha Cous

  3. I will miss you Ken I learned a lot from you one of your friends from Angelus Funeral Home . Even though we didnt see much of you we were still a part of the family

  4. I LOVE you Daddy. I miss you very much. Thank you to all who will be visiting this site and responding. My mom, brother and I know how much he ment to all of you.

  5. Uncle Kenneth, You will be missed but never forgotten. Watch over your family as you walk through Paradise with God, Matthew, and Papa. To Aunty Terri, Dannielle, Robby, and the rest of the family in Gardena, I keep you in my heart, thoughts, and prayers during this difficult time. I wish I could be there to give all of you a big hug. I love you! Love always, Brandy Barbieto

  6. Aloha to the Ongais Ohana: I am sooo sorry for the passing of Kenneth. Our comfort is that he is in a Blessed Place. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  7. Manong Kenneth you will be missed. Thank you for sharing your good humour and love . I missed the good times and parties we have spent with you , Manang Terri ,and the kids when you lived on Maui. (Especially the pool parties) Uncle Milio was always called “Big Boy”, but you sure came close to that too. You were the “Big Man” that ran Bulgo’s Mortuary on Maui. Thank you for your “big heart” and most of all, thank you for taking care of Manang Terri and the kids. We will definitely pass on the love that you have taught us . Love, Pam,Marlon, James, & Danny

  8. On behalf of the JC Agajanian family and the racing fraternity, we would like to express our deepest condolences to our dear friend,and fellow racer, Danny Ongais on the passing of his brother, Kenny. Danny “On-Gas” was one of JC’s favorites and his Indy years will never be forgotten. the Ongais family will be in our prayers.God Speed, JC Agajanian, Jr.

  9. To our dear friends Terri & ‘ohana. There are no words that can express how sorry it is to hear about Ken’s passing. Although there will be a large void, Ken is in a better place and at peace. Love to you all and our prayers are with you. With Sympathy, your Maui ‘Ohana, the Raboys.

  10. Teri – I was so sad to hear of Kenneth’s passing. It’s been quite a few years since we worked together at Honda, but I still hold warm memories of you in my heart. Please accept my most heartfeld sympathy to you and your family.

  11. Teri & Danielle, From the first time I met you guys I feel in love with you all. Ken was a great man who always had a calm sense. Teri, you were the upbeat one and Danielle was the crazy one. I feel in love with the kids, the dog even the house and your cultures. I embrassed you guys as extended family. Royce called and said that his cell phone rung and he answered it the normal way he would when Ken would call “Brother Ken” but this time he said it was you Teri on the line and he knew something was wrong. I was in tears when Royce told me Ken had passed but I felt so honored to have known what a great man he was. I wish you all comfort and strength. But now you all have a guardian angel watching over you, protecting you now more then ever…That makes everything better…. Love Always, Keisha, Royce & Yummy

  12. From Jose Chavez @ Simpson Family Mortuary our sincere condolences on the passing of our friend Ken.

  13. I am so sorry about the passing of Ken. He was my mentor in the funeral profession. He taught me alot. After leaving the army and returning to Baltimore. I tried for years to locate you and Ken with no luck. I did not realize you moved to California.

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