The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001035583-01
Funeral Notices

LELAND S. NAKAKURA 52, of Aiea, passed away on Sept. 9, 2017. Leland, also known as "Mr. Aloha," worked for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Hawaii as an On-Premise Sales Support Manager. He loved well and deep, was extremely generous and fiercely loyal in the way he cared for his family and friends. He always had a bright smile and twinkle in his eye, and will be remembered for his hilarious sense of humor and practical jokes. He was a fisherman, triathlete, avid skier, wine connoisseur, chef, sports dad, ukulele aficionado wanna-be and all-around amazing human being. As a recent citizen of Heaven, he leaves behind treasured memories in our hearts and will be missed immensely by all who loved him. He is survived by his wife Jeri, son Noah and dog Kiana; mother Jean Nakakura and sister Shari Nakakura (Barclay Lew). He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Nakakura, in 2016. Leland’s Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Visitation: 3:00 p.m.; Services: 5:00 p.m.. The family kindly requests no flowers and aloha attire.