Takeshi “Nick” Nakato, 85, of Lawai passed away on December 12, 2018. Born in Hilo, Hawaii on June 30, 1933. A Korean War Veteran, he retired from the United States Army as Staff Sergeant and then retired again as a Chef at Wailua Marina Restaurant.
Survived by his wife, Barbara Nakato; sons, Clifford Nakato, Joseph (April) Nakato; 7 grandchildren, Britney (Bronson) Fune, Kaina Lopez-Nakato, Nohealani Lopez-Nakato, Pualani Lopez-Nakato, Caelen Nakato, Jasmine Oune, Caelee Nakato; sisters, Harue Shimasaki, Kiyoko “Kay” Tomoyasu, Ann Kodama; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019 at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.