Obituaries for Sunday, September 21, 2008

• Rodney Wasano

• Nancy Murakami

• Owen Yoheji


Rodney Wasano

Rodney Katsumi Wasano of Kapa‘a died Sept. 14, 2008, in Koloa, at the age of 73. Born Feb. 7, 1935, in Kapa‘a, he was the proprietor of Wasano Enterprises.

He was preceded in death by wife Ann Wasano.

He is survived by daughters Loukey (Nico) Duin of The Netherlands, Carol (Roland) Cristobal of Kapa‘a, Mildred Royals of Kapa‘a, Anki (Alden) Takata of Lihu‘e, Leah Royals of Florida; brothers Denis (Mary) Wasano of Kapa‘a, Gary (Karen) Wasano of Maui, Richard Wasano of Virginia; 6 grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 9 a.m. during a celebration of his life on Sunday, Oct. 26, at Kauai Veterans Center in Lihu‘e; services begin at 10 a.m. Military Honors and Flag presentation will begin at 11 a.m.

The family requests casual attire and graciously declines flowers.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Wasano family with arrangements.


Nancy Murakami

Nancy Kodama Murakami of Kapa‘a died Sept. 12, 2008, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 83. Born Dec. 2, 1924, in Hanalei, she was retired as an operations supervisor with Bank of Hawaii.

She is survived by daughter Ann Murakami of California, brother George Kodama of Hanalei, sister Sue K. (Dr. Allen) Miyahara of Honolulu, Gail and Clifton Kodama of Hanalei and Tracy Miyahara of Honolulu.

Private services were held.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Murakami family with arrangements.


Owen Yoheji

Owen Kazuo Yoneji of Lihu‘e died Sept. 12, 2008, at home at the age of 72. Born Aug. 28, 1936, in Kapa‘a, he was retired from the United States Airforce as a personnel systems mangement technician and later retired as manager of Yoneji Enterprises.

He is survived by wife Charlene, daughter Mary, grandson Cameron, brother Neil (Claire) of California and two nephews.

Private services were held.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Yoneji family with arrangements.

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