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Obituries for Friday, June 24, 2022

William Scott Caldwell

William Scott Caldwell passed away June 18, 2022, in Kapa‘a, at the age of 68. He was born on Jan. 16, 1954. He was the first Vice President of Research & Development, Targacept, Inc.

Bill Caldwell was a man of generous spirit and intense focus. He put his all into his work and his family from his days as a PhD student and research chemist, his position as VP of R&D at Targacept, Inc. of Winston Salem, NC to his love for his wife, children and grandchildren. After retiring to Kaua‘i in 2012 he turned his passion to all Saints Episcopal Church and his wonderful church ohana helping facilitate the renovation of the pipe organ and spearheading the installation of solar panels among many other contributions. He maintained a life long love of aviation, music, science fiction, photography and terrible puns. He left the world a better place than he found it and will be profoundly missed.

He was preceded in death by parents Robert M. and Lois K. Caldwell.

He is survived by wife Cecilia Caldwell, daughter Laurel S. Caldwell of Kapa‘a, child Tai H. Caldron of Los Angeles, California, grandchildren Aleksandra Caldwell and Tristan Caldwell, brothers David Robert Caldwell of Greybull, Wyoming, Bruce Edward Caldwell of Fridley, Minnesota and sister Susan Claire Griffith of Pageland, South Carolina.

A service is Sunday, June 26, 2022, at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Kapa‘a. will be held at 2 p.m. on The family requests aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank. Flowers from your yard are welcome. Aloha hour to follow the service.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Stella Tsuruyo Nakamasu Miyoshi

Stella Tsuruyo Nakamasu Miyoshi, 90, of Kapa‘a, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Jan. 27, 2021. She was born on Dec. 30, 1930, in Lihu‘e. She was a sales clerk at Kojima’s, Yasuda’s, Happy Kauaian, and S & S Business.

She was preceded in death by parents Takejiro and Thelma Nakamasu, husband Charles Miyoshi, grandson Preston Ikehara-Yasay, great-grandson Alden Fujise, brother Ernest Nakamasu and sister Florence Wakuta.

She is survived by son Bryan Ikehara of Pearl City, O‘ahu, daughters Linden (Derek) Fujise of Kaneohe, O‘ahu, Gwen (Gideon) Ikehara-Yasay of Kapa‘a, Diane (Reggie) Basuel of Kapa‘a, grandchildren Renee (Jared) Mendoza of Pearl City, O‘ahu, Aaron (Judy) Fujise of Seattle, Washington, Ariel (Young) Fujise of Honolulu, O‘ahu, Kelson Yasay of Kapa‘a, Kyle Basuel of Kapa‘a, Reid Kawamoto of Kapa‘a, great-grandchildren Malachi, Manoah and Micaiah Mendoza of Pearl City, O‘ahu, brothers Roy (June) Nakamasu of Kalihi, O‘ahu, Dennis (Bernie) Nakamasu of Honolulu, O‘ahu, sister Donna (Douglas) Kozai of Las Vegas, Nevada, Francis (Walter) Ishikawa (deceased), Nancy (Andy) Talbo (deceased), Craig Miyoshi (deceased), numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service is at Kapa‘a Neighborhood Center Saturday, July 9, 2022, with visitation from 2 to 3 p.m. and service at 3 p.m. The family requests casual attire. Due to COVID-19, face mask is required.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Source: The Garden Island

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