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Takehiko Kadekawa, 70, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on December 31, 2019 at the Kansas City Hospice. Hiko was born July 8, 1949, in Okinawa, Japan, and moved to the United States in 1984 to join his family.
He was a man of multiple talents, a musician who was a vocalist and played lead guitar and percussion in a band, a sushi chef creating exquisite sculptural garnishes, an amazing gardener, and designer and creator of custom jewelry and fine woodworking, made with precise craftmanship.
Hiko is preceded in death by his stepfather, Jovencio Malabad Miguel, and remembered by his mother, Haruko Kadekawa Miguel, his sisters Cynthia (Kadekawa) Miguel Saito and Michele Kadekawa Miguel, his brothers Jesse Kadekawa Miguel (Julie Crain Miguel) and Edwin Kadekawa Miguel, his daughters Meori Yamashiro and Mei Yamashiro Zeien (Jason Zeien) with grandson Kaito Randall Zeien, plus many nephews, nieces and family friends.
Private family services will be held. Hiko will be interred at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Raytown, Missouri.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the doctors and staff of St. Luke’s Hospital, Independence Manor, Centerpoint Medical Center, and Kansas City Hospice.