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Chandler Kahawai

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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 at 12:30 p.m. followed by services starting at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2013 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.

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Name Chandler Kahawai
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Date of Death October 27th, 2013
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Cemetery Rivera Family Funeral Home
Location 417 Rodeo Road
Santa Fe NM 87505
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Tim R.herrera published condolence .

Lani, you will be missed. I enjoyed our conversations and joking around when I picked up the mail from you. May you soar with the angels my friend. Your new journey has just begun. God Bless You Amigo.

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Jackie Lujan published condolence .

Debbie, Chandler and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Both of you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Avis Cua (Kahana) published condolence .

With deep condolences to the family at this time from San Antonio, TX. (Our moms are sisters.) It's been many years between the last time I've seen him. RIP cousin.

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Eric Kobashigawa published condolence .

My prayers to the Kahawai family. Lani will always be remembered for his bright smile, giving and his aloha spirit...

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Liz And John Alvarado published condolence .

Debbie and Family, John and I wish to express our deepest sympathies and condolances on the passing of your husband, Chandler! May he be in the house of God at this moment, and may you and your family be Blessed with strength at this time.

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Al & Katie Juan published condolence .

So sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to your Ohana. God bless!!J

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Al & Katie Juan published condolence .

So sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to your Ohana. God bless!!J

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Steve & Lora Lee Ortiz published condolence .

Condolences during this very difficult time. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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Chris O'keefe published condolence .

Sorry to hear about Lani's passing. May he fly with the angels and watch over your entire family!

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Ellis A. Fuiava published condolence .

I am sorry to hear your loss. He was always smiling. Good man. Prayers to his family. RIP my friend.

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Thomas K Anakalea published condolence .

You will be missed but never forgotten. Great Friend and Classmate. Aloha Ke Akua Aloha mai Keikikane

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Clayton Pono Umuiwi published condolence .

Sending my Aloha from Hawaii, I went to school with chandler, such a nice guy so much Aloha. God Bless his Ohana in this time of grieve.

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Shawnette Derasin-Eperanza published condolence .

My deepest condolences to the family. Uncle Lani was a great man and will be truly missed.

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Tim Kavanaugh published condolence .

Sorry to hear of Lani's passing. It was an honor to get to know and work with Lani. My condolences and prayers to Lani's family.

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Kenny Trujillo published condolence .

Dear Kahawai family, we are truly sorry for your loss,our prayers are with you and all your family. The Trujillo family

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