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Taps: Richard “Curly” Nakamura

February 4, 2021

Richard “Curly” Nakamura, age 86, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2021 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu and lived in Kailua and Waimanalo. Richard was a long time Kailua resident and attended Kailua Intermediate school. He graduated in 1952 from St. Louis College.

He served in the US Air Guard for ten years being discharged as a Staff Sergeant. He joined Hawaiian Electric Company as a meter reader and worked his way to becoming a substation supervisor before retirement in 1990.

He enjoyed playing baseball and softball and was active with the Kailua Makule Club. He was also an officer with the Hawaii Okinawan Oroku Doshi Kai Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mabel Gonsalves, parents Masaichi and Hatsuye Nakamura, and sister Grace Ing. He is survived by sons Richard Jr. (Don) and Herb (Anita); brother Stanley (Akiko); grandchildren Hapaki (Kalena), Tara-Rose, Mika’ele (Nicole), Kamakana (Mikela); great-grandchildren Lehua, Pikake, Ilihia, Sanoe, Kailiwai, Makoa.

A memorial mass will be held at St. George Church in Waimanalo on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Due to COVID, a limited number of visitors will be allowed. Temperature checks and social distancing is mandatory.

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