Obituaries for Sept. 23, 2016

• Sueko Takiguchi • Glenda Lewis • Nobuko Urata Hashimura • Dana Ahakuwelo Kaohelauli’i Sr. • William Alan Reid, M. D.

Sueko Takiguchi

Sueko Takiguchi of Lihue passed away at Garden Isle Health Care on Sept. 7, 2016, at the age of 90. She was born in Puhi, Kauai on Jan. 3, 1926, and was a dedicated homemaker and was known for her delicious pupu’s at Hideaway Bar.

Preceded in death by her husband, Harris Tsutomu Takiguchi.

Sueko is survived by two sons, Henry (Dale) Takiguchi, John (Donna) Takiguchi; daughter, Kathy (Ross Shimonishi) Takiguchi; 3 grandsons, David and Aaron Takiguchi, Ryan (Clente) Takiguchi; 3 great-grandchildren, Camden, Aiden and Noah; step-grandchildren, Jonathan Barretto, Jaryn (Derek) Gandia; step great-grandchildren, Joshua and Jaden Gandia, Micah Barretto, Jordan and Hope Simao; sister-in-laws, Lillian Takiguchi, Asae Fujimura, Sachiko Fujimura; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Lihue Christian Church with visitation from 10 a.m. and services celebrated at 11 a.m.

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

Glenda Lewis

Glenda Lewis passed on to a better life on Sept. 16, 2016, at the age of 87. She was born in Tennessee on Feb.15, 1929, and was a dedicated homemaker.

Beloved wife of Walter Lewis of Lihue; beloved mother of Julie Ann Schmidt of Napa, California, Robin Lewis of Vallejo, California and step-son, Richard Lewis of Walnut Creek, California; beloved grandmother of Michael Schmidt and Katie Schmidt of Napa, California; loving sister of Virginia Lovejoy and Neal Cooper; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life to be held later.

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

Nobuko Urata Hashimura

Nobuko Urata Hashimura passed away at the age of 89 on Aug. 27, 2016, at Garden Isle Health Care. Born on Jan.30, 1927, in Wahiawa, Kauai, she was a payroll clerk at McBryde Plantation.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Katsumi Kenneth Hashimura; parents, Tadashi and Yoshino Urata; sisters, Yuriko (Yoshio) Takekuma, Chieko (Tadao) Miyamoto, Yaeko (George) Koga and Etsuko (Harumi) Arashiro; brother, Morio Walter Urata; and brother-in-law, Henry Higa.

Nobuko is survived by her son, Eric (Gwen) Hashimura; daughter, Gail (Jeffrey) Emoto; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Tsuruo Jackie (Yasuko) Urata; and sisters, Sueko Higa and sister-in-law, Marian Urata.

Private services were held.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Dana Ahakuwelo Kaohelauli’i Sr.

Dana Ahakuwelo Kaohelauli’i Sr. passed away on Sept. 11, 2016, in Honolulu, Hawaii at the age of 64. Born in Puuwai, Niihau on Nov. 7, 1951, he was an Irrigation Supervisor.

He is preceded in death by Akana (Jennie) Kaohelauli’i; sister, Jennie Niau; Rama Kaohelauli’i; and Jonah Kaohelauli’i.

Dana is survived by his wife, Anna K. Kaohelauli’i; sons, Dana (Tyra Kamau) Kaohelauli’i Jr. of Pakala, Ronnie H. Kaohelauli’i of Honolulu. and Dana-Drew K. Kaohelauli’i; daughters, Kathy U. (Malia) Kaohelauli’i of Honolulu and Cheryl (John) Kahokuloa of Kekaha; nine grandchildren; brothers, Koti (Lani) Kaohelauli’i of Honolulu, Kile (Diane) Kaohelauli’i of Honolulu, Eli (Laurie) Kaohelauli’i of Waimea, Kaua’i, Naumu (Luana) Kaohelauli’i of Ni’ihau, and Lyman Akana Kaohelauli’i of Kekaha; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. with services to follow. Burial will be followed at the Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery.

Aloha attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

William Alan Reid, M. D.

William Alan Reid, M. D. of Lihue passed away Sept. 7, 2016, at Kauai Hospice in the Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

Born in Asheville, N.C. on Sept.26, 1929, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Later he earned a medical degree at Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C., interned at the University Medical School in Gainesville, Fl. and did a residency in anesthesia at the U.S.C. Hospital in Los Angeles, Ca. He practiced at the St. Joseph’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital in Tustin, Ca. and then Maui Memorial Hospital in Hawaii.

In retirement, he enjoyed travel, golf and boating with his family. He is survived by his wife, Ann Reid, sons Michael (Stephanie Kaluahine) and Stephen Reid, granddaughters, Lorin and Taylor, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the dedicated doctors, nurses and staff at Wilcox Memorial Hospital and Kauai Hospice for their professional and compassion care.

A private family ceremony is planned.

The Kauai Veterans Affairs, Kauai Hospice, and the Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Reid Family with arrangements.


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