Representative Mitsuo “Mits” “Eugene” Shito
Representative Mitsuo Shito or “Mits” of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away February 12, 2010 at Queen’s Medical Center at the age of 79. Mits was born in Kaunakakai, Molokai. He retired from Hawaii Army National Guard after 42 years of service. Mits served as a State Representative in the House of Representative of the Hawaii State Legislature from 1974 to 1988, Executive Director of Hawaii Housing Authority Retired in 1996, member of Kawaiahao Church and served on The Board of Trustees. He was also a co-founder of Waipahu Cultural Garden Park (Hawaii’s Plantation Village) and a founder of the Mits Shito Golf Club.
I will miss working with Mits and seeing him at community events. I also saw him every time I walked door-to-door in Waikele.