Obituary for February 3, 2000

Edward KikuchiEdward Goro Kikuchi of ‘Oma’o died at Wilcox Memorial

Hospital, on Jan. 29, 2000, at the age of 91.

Born in Kainaliu on the Big

Island, he is survived by his wife of 65 years, Gladys Nishi Kikuchi; two sons:

WIlliam “Pila” (Dolly) Kikuchi of ‘Oma’o and Bert (Irish) Kikuchi of Kula,

Maui; six grandchildren: Michelei Kikuchi and Kristina (Kimo) Palenapa of

Honolulu and Kathleen Kikuchi of Makawao, Maui; Robert (Leah) Kikuchi of

Wailuku, Katsuo (Lori) Kikuchi and Kyle Kikuchi of Kula, Maui; and one

great-grandson, Tylr Ortogero of Maui.

He is also survived by three

nephews: Katsuo of ‘Oma’o, Gary (Kathy) Kikuchi of Honolulu and Edward Kikuchi

of Los Angeles; and two sisters-in-law: Misayo Kikuchi of Honolulu and Natsu

Kikuchi of Los Angeles. One of seven children, he was preceded in death by his

last remaining sibling, Schichiro, 86, of Honolulu by 7 hours.


retired as a supervisor after 42 years of employment at CPC (Del Monte),

Kikuchi moved to Kaua’i in 1977. He was a member of the Koloa Hongwanji and

active with the Senior Citizens.

Visitation will begin at 3 p.m on on

Saturday, Feb. 5, at Borthwick Mortuary with services to follow at 4 p.m., the

Rev. Eric Ikeda officiating. Casual attire is suggested and flowers are to be



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, send us an email.