Obituaries for for Thursday — March 23, 2006

• Francis T. Takahashi

• Albert Taogoshi


Francis T. Takahashi

Francis T. Takahashi, of Kalaheo, died March 7, 2006, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 95.

Born in Hanapepe, he was a retired agricultural extension agent with the Department of Agriculture and the University of Hawai’i. He was also one of the early growers of macadamia nuts on Kaua’i and established the S&F Takahashi Farm.

He is survived by son, Francis (Joyce) Takahashi Jr.; daughters, Annabelle Takahashi, Sandra Henmi and Susan Betsui; four grand-children and one great-grandchild.

Private services were held. A memorial fund, the Francis and Sueko Takahashi Endowment Fund has been established at the University of Hawai’i Foundation at Kaua’i Community College. Any contributions will be donated to this fund to promote agriculture and technology.

Arrangements were handled by the staff of Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Albert Taogoshi

Albert Sadamu Taogoshi of Kapa’a died March 20, 2006, at Garden Isle Health Care at the age of 93.

Born on Sept. 29, 1912, in Kilauea, he worked as a supervisor with Hawaiian Canneries and later retired as an irrigator with Lihue Plantation.

Preceded in death by his son, Gary Taogoshi, he is survived by his wife Kazue “Jane” Taogoshi of Kapa’a, four sons; Albert Yoshii of O’ahu, Roy (Lynne) Taogoshi of Wailua, Alan Taogoshi of Kapa’a, Cary (Priscilla) Taogoshi of O’ahu, three sisters; Miyoko Hashimoto, Yoshiko Mullins, Sachiko (Hiromi) Aboall of O’ahu, one brother, Kaoru (Alice) Taogoshi of Kapa’a, six grandchildren, three great-grand-children, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, March 23 at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission with visitation from 3 p.m. and services beginning at 4 p.m. Casual attire is suggested and flowers are gratefully declined.

The staff of Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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