Mariane “Mitzi” Tonai

Mariane “Mitzi” Tonai

Mariane “Mitzi” Tonai, (nee Ando), passed away peacefully Jan. 31, 2016 in her San Clemente home at the age of 79. Mitzi was born in Artesia, Calif. on July 9, 1936 to John and Sue Ando. A longtime resident of Irvine, Mitzi worked for the Philharmonic Society of Orange County for over 15 years. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Yutaka Tonai; her children, Michael Tonai, Kevin (Jennifer) Tonai, and Jennifer (Jon) Walters; her grandchildren, Jessica and Julia Tonai, and Mika and Declan Walters; her sister, Carolyn Fukunaga; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. at Irvine Presbyterian Church.