Wilson Iwao Miyashiro
Wilson Iwao Miyashiro, a former Kauai Police Department officer and later director what would eventually become the county Department of Parks and Recreation, has passed away.
He was a police officer for 17 years and department director for 10 years.
He participated in various sports while at Kapaa High School from 1947 to 1949. After high school he was very involved with Catholic Youth Organization, 4H, and as a driver education teacher. He was also active as a little league coach and umpire. In the 1970s he refereed high school basketball. In the 1990s he was very active with Kauai Seniors in bowling and mountain ball.
He is survived by children Leinani (Robert) Demond, Wilson Jr. “Sonny” Miyashiro, Bruce Miyashiro, Bridget Miyashiro, Marcia Miyashiro, David Miyashiro, Philip “Toppy” (Cherie) Miyashiro, and Darnel and Deseree Klask, grandchildren Robert “Kealoha” (Julie) Demond, Crystal “Noe” (Larry Partida), Sara Miyashiro, Christopher Miyashiro-Amer, Melissa Miyashiro, Matthew Miyashiro-Amer, Mishell (Julian Dumont), Sabrina Miyashiro, Haunani Miyashiro, Kaimi Miyashiro, Joella (Andrew Baltazar), Joel Jr. (Gemmalyn) and Alia Miyashiro (Alan Guillermo), and great-grandchildren Carlie-Rose, Kaiwi, Kailee-Ann, Alijah, Aliviah, Keona, Kaleo, Kainoa, Iradessia and Vylet.
He was preceded in death by wife Marian, daughter Jeannie, sons Joel Sr. and Alan Klask, parents Yeiyu and Matsue, brothers Peter, Steve, Hideo, Hiroshi, Yone and Tom, and sister Mary Thompson.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 16, at St. Catherine Church in Kapaa. Viewing will be held from 8 to 9:15 a.m., with eulogy and Mass to follow at 10 a.m. A paina will follow in the church parish hall.