He worked at East Orange, New Jersey and the Minneapolis V.A.'s, before coming home to Honolulu. He worked at Queen Lili'oukalani Children's Center for 30 years, retiring as the Executive Director in 1999. He was married to Suzanne Nakoa for 53 years. Preceded in death by daughter Luka Nakoa, parents Charles and Ruth Nakoa, brother Douglas Nakoa and sister Charlotte Nakoa. Survived by wife Suzanne, nephew Douglas (Chuckie) Nakoa, niece Charlene Mahealani Mosley, niece Ruth Nessen and grand- nieces and nephews.
As requested by Charles services were private.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased