Takeshi “Punchy” Furutani of Makaweli, Kauai, died at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital on Dec. 26, 2002, at the age of 92.
Born in Makaweli, Kauai on May 20, 1910 he was a retired Supervisor with Gay & Robinson Plantation. He is survived by his wife: Matsue of Makaweli; two sons: Henry (Rachel) Furutani of Lihue, Carl (Laurie) Furutani of Kaneohe, Oahu; daughter: Edith (Hamid) Shams of New Jersey; two brothers: Takeo Furutani, Michinori “Aiko” Furutani both of Oahu; 6 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on Jan. 3, 2003, from 3 p.m. at the Waimea Honpa Hongwanji. Services to be performed by Rev. Hozan J. Hardiman at 4 p.m. Interment will be private. Casual attire is suggested and flowers omitted.
Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.