The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001244828-01
Funeral Notices


September 5, 1955 ~ October 6, 2019

It is with profound and deep sorrow and sadness that the Miyake family announces the untimely death of beloved brother Bryan Miyake on Sunday, October 6, 2019.
He is survived by Steven S. Miyake of Berkeley, California, and twins Lynne Miyake and Michael Miyake of Los Angeles.
Bryan was born on September 5, 1955 in Honolulu, Hawaii, then moved at an early age to Los Angeles. After graduating from high school, he moved back to Kauai in 1973 to surf. Following a career at the Kauai Airport as a porter, Bryan followed his dream and launched his own tax preparation and bookkeeping company, Makena Miyake, with Roxanne Makena. Through his hard work, dedication, integrity and honesty he grew his business to serve the tax and bookkeeping needs of thousands of clients. Growing up on Kauai, Bryan touched and made a difference in the lives of a multitude of people in the community. His charisma, sense of humor, down-to-earth demeanor, and warmth, affected and moved everyone he met. He built a good decent life, and surrounded himself with good decent people. The Kauai Community, and the world, have lost a good man. He will be missed.
Bryan disdained funerals, mourning and eulogies, and preferred to have a grand party in his memory. To honor his memory, the Miyake family invites his friends and family to a
Celebration of Bryan’s Life on November 30, 2019, beginning with the scattering of Bryan’s ashes at Poipu Beach Park at 12:00 noon. Those who wish to paddle out can call Tom Yomen, at 808-482-0453 to coordinate the event. Those who do not wish to paddle out can still participate in the scattering of ashes with Komohana Charter graciously donated by Koa Fuller, at the Kukui’ula Boat Harbor. Limit is 7 people. Please contact Koa to reserve a space at 808-652-8293. The party will begin at 2:00 p.m., at Grove Farms, next to the Hookipa Cafe in Puakea golf course, 4150 Nuhou street, Lihue, Kauai. Event will be catered. Casual kine dress okay. Those who attended the earlier scattering ceremony in Waimea are more than welcome to these events as well.