RYAN MINEO NAKASHIMA
52, of Mililani, earned his wings on March 24, 2019 surrounded by his family after a courageous two-year battle with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. During this time, he was able to travel to Seattle to meet his first grandchild Brady, made a few trips to his favorite vacation destination Las Vegas, and spent quality time with family and friends. A proud graduate of Mililani High School and former Owner/ Manager of Island Snow Mililani, Ryan ventured on into Hawaii's Visitor Industry where he enjoyed serving others as a Bell Captain at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel until his medical retirement. The Nakashima Family would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Dr. Jonathan Cho for the gift of more time with Ryan through his exceptional medical care, Dr. Troy Tada for keeping him pain free, Dr. Ilan Bernstein for his expert guidance with Palliative care, Dr. Michael Duick, Daryle Ann Ho-Yokoyama RN. and the staff at Malama Ola Health Services for their compassionate hospice care, and for all others that helped him through his hard-fought battle. He is survived by his beloved Wife and Soulmate Huikyong (Kimi); sons Shawn and Dylan; grandson Brady; Parents Ian and Shay'anne Nakashima; siblings Lezley (Kevin Kitagawa), John (Sheryl), Guy (Kirsten), Ian Kurt (Liane), and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial Services will be held on May 26, 2019 at the Mililani Memorial Park Mauka Chapel at 5 p.m. All are welcome. Casual attire. At Ryan's request, his ashes will be scattered at sea at a later date.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased