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Taps: Richard “Soupbone” Kashiwabara

August 1, 2020

Richard “Soupbone” Masao Kashiwabara, Jr., 84, of Līhu‘e passed away at home on July 26, 2020. He was born in Wahiawā Camp, Kaua‘i on March 24, 1936. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, Army National Guard and Air National Guard, and retired from the County of Kauai as an electrician.

Preceded in death by his wife, Jane Kashiwabara.

Richard is survived by his children, Amy (Wayne) Arakaki, Grace (Danny) McCluskey, Dean (Yang) Kashiwabara, Willy (Lani) Kashiwabara, Ken Kashiwabara, Richard Kashiwabara Jr., Susan (Rolland Jr.) Peahu, Sharon Kashiwabara, Carol Orr; 19 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Larry Kashiwabara of Līhu‘e; sister, Janet Fukushima of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Alice Victorino and Minnie Maeno; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Viewing and visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Kaua‘i Veterans Center in Līhu‘e. Services and burial at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens will be private. Masks are required.

Retiree News extends heartfelt sympathy to Soupbone’s family and friends.

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