Chandler "Lani" Kahawai

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CHANDLER LANI KAHAWAI Chandler "Lani" Kahawai, age 52, of Santa Fe, NM, passed away after battling Esophageal Cancer on Sunday October 27, 2013. Lani was preceded in death by his mother, Eleanor Kahawai; brother, Charles Kahawai; brothers-in-laws, Paul (Tony) Nuanes, Steve Nuanes, and Steve Moya. He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Debbie; sons, Paul Lopez and wife Melissa, Chandler Kahawai, Joshua Kahawai and Jordan Kahawai; and daughter, Janelle Lopez; grandchildren, Shayla, Nylie, Xavier and Tayden. Lani is also survived by his father, Charles Kahawai of Hawaii; father-in-law, Paul R. Nuanes and wife Grace; siblings, Charlene Inouye and husband Yoshi, Carl Kahawai and wife Ahulani, Chanley Kahawai and wife Kelly; Anthony Moya and wife Patricia, Stanley Moya and wife Priscilla, Andrew Nuanes and wife Marina, Richard Nuanes, Arnold Moya; sister-in-laws, Marilyn Kahawai, Sylvia Nuanes, Lori Nuanes, Bea Nuanes and Anna Moya; Hawaiian sister Kalani Hawn and husband Bill; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews; numerous friends; and colleagues who will miss him dearly. Lani was employed with United States Post Office. His hobbies included working out, spending time with family, and dancing hula. Condolence line will begin Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. followed by services starting at 1:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1352 San Juan Drive, Santa Fe, NM, 87505. Burial will be held Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N. Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM, 87501. Reception will follow burial back at the Santa Fe Vineyard Christian Fellowship. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to wife; Debbie Kahawai, 29 Calle Prado, Santa Fe, NM, 87507, to help defray funeral costs. Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505) 989-7032 Fax: (505) 820-0435 santafefuneraloption.com
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900
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The Rivera Family of Santa Fe Funeral Options
417 E. Rodeo Road Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-989-7032
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