Obituaries for Thursday, March 5, 2015

• Leslie Yaka • Toshio Ikeda

Leslie Yaka

Leslie Soichi Yaka of Hanamaulu passed away in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on February 27, 2015, at the age of 90. He was born in Hanamaulu on October 7, 1924, and retired as Manager of Lihue Federal Credit Union.

Preceded in death by his parents, Sojo and Masako; brother, Roy Yaka; grandson, Cameron Yaka; great-grandson, Keean Relacion Nuivo.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Higashi Yaka of Hanamaulu; two sons, Clinton (Tuesday) Yaka of Idaho, Jason (Linda) Yaka of California; one daughter, April (Willie) Nuivo of Hanamaulu; 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Herbert (Eva) Yaka and Patrick Yaka; four sisters, Tomiko Sokei, Miyoko (Harry) Wakayama, Violet (Howard) Abe and Dorothy Mahelona.

A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015, at Lihue Hongwanji Mission with visitation from 10:00 a.m. and services celebrated at 11:00 a.m.

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

Toshio Ikeda

Toshio “Tenny” Ikeda of Kaumakani passed away on March 3, 2015. Born on November 19, 1922, in Makaweli, Kauai, he was a mechanic with Olokele Sugar Company.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Atsushi Ikeda; and daughter, Fay Nihei; and survived by his wife, Tsuneyo Ikeda; son, Mitchell (Carol) Ikeda of Lihue; daughter, Lorraine (Galen) Ikeda-Yee of Bothell, Washington; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services will be held. Family requests no koden.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


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