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Gladys Sugihara

June 30, 1931 ~ January 9, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Gladys Sugihara Obituary

Gladys Soyoko Sugihara, 92, of Lihue, Hawaii, passed away on January 9, 2024. She was born on June 30, 1931, in Kawaihau, Kauai, to the late Kiyoshi and Tsugiyo Shiraki. Gladys was also preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Sugihara, and her brother, Clarence Shiraki.

Gladys attended Kauai High School and later embarked on a career in the travel industry. She worked at Duarte U-Drive and Tours, and at Grayline Kauai for many years as a greeter, where she welcomed visitors to the island.

Gladys is survived by her loving sons, Lawton (Naomi) Sugihara and Keith (Lauren) Sugihara. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Lindsay (Christopher) Yuh, Kristen Sugihara, and Mandy Sugihara, and great-grandchildren, Rylee and Cayden Yuh. Gladys is also survived by her sister-in-law, Katherine Shiraki, brothers-in-law Harry Sugihara and Robert Sugihara, as well as many cousins and relatives.

Gladys’s life was also enriched by her special caregivers, Yolanda Yamauchi, Cheryll Agtarap, Alma LaRoque, and Marilyn Tingzon.

The family requests no monetary offering (koden) or flowers.

Private services will be held at a later date to honor and remember Gladys Soyoko Sugihara. She will forever be cherished in the hearts of her family and friends.

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