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Richard "Kanaka" Edayan

November 1, 1963October 30, 2020

Richard 'Kanaka' Edayan passed away peacefully on October 30, 2020 at the age of 56, in Portland, Oregon. He was surrounded with an abundance of love, mana and prayer from family and friends near and far.

Born in Waialua, Oahu to Elias and Lily Edayan. He was the youngest sibling of (8) brothers: Reuben, Ralph, Whitney, Derwin, Don, Ryan, Gino, Antonio, and (4) sisters: Yvonne, Delphine, Diane, and Pacita. He is survived by his wife Charlene, (3) daughters Jasmine, Nicole, Richelle and (6) grandchildren: Ciarra, Stephen Jr., Camille, Chanelle, Matthew and Kai.

He worked for the City and County of Honolulu refuse (Waialua yard) for 9 years before moving to Oregon to become a dedicated Trimet bus operator for the past 20 years. He continued his love of the outdoors, singing and playing the ukulele. Our 'Kanaka,' Husband, Father, Popo, Brother, Uncle and Friend is greatly missed, for there is not another Hawaiian like him.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. PST in Portland, Oregon. Due to Covid restrictions this gathering is limited. However, we extend with open arms an invite to all who would like to celebrate his life with us that day to view the service live via Finley-Sunset Hills Mortuary & Sunset Hills Memorial Park's website, www.dignitymemorial.com A link will also be provided via their FB page.

Flowers and cards of your love and support are welcomed and may be mailed/delivered to: Finley-Sunset Hills Mortuary c/o Richard Edayan, 6801 SW Sunset Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

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11:30 am

Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary

The Great Hall

6801 SW SUNSET HWY
PORTLAND, OR 97225

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Sheri Yamauchi

December 1, 2020

Although Richard and I went to the same school, it wasn't until he met and married Charlene that I got to know him better. Charlene and I attended Cannon's Business College and worked together at Anesthesia Associates for almost 10 years. I was sad and yet excited for them when they decided to move to Oregon. So why all this back story? My first trip to visit them in their home - it was RICHARD and I that talked and reminisced into the early morning! And I met the raccoon in the backyard after he scared us when we were sharing spooky stories. This memory always cracks me up! Braddah Richard, rest in peace. Love and miss you much! ALOOOOHA!

Cicely Castilliano

November 25, 2020

Since moving from Hawaii 24 years ago life in Oregon has never felt so at ease till we met you and Aunty Sharlene. When I met you your singing and such kind heart felt like I never left home. Uncle Richard thank you for sharing your life and your beautiful soul with my family and me, you will definitely be missed but never forgotten. We love you and keep on singing I’m sure your angelic voice will be heard from afar.

Much love the Castilliano Family ♥️

Thomas Boteilho

November 21, 2020

Kanaka was the first Local Boy like myself that I had the privilege of getting to know and love since moving to Oregon 5 years ago.
It was he who started me on my journey of working for Trimet. I caught his bus every morning to go to college for welding at PCC. We always talked about local stuff and even got together from time to time to pulehu. (Bbq) it was then that he introduced me to a good friend braddah Dan who was a bus mechanic for Trimet and because of my meeting kanaka and Dan I now have a wonderful career as a apprentice Diesel mechanic with trimet. And I will always remember the joy it was to see kanaka every morning at my bus stop. And iam thankful that he shared his family and life with me and mine
ALOHA MY BRADDAH
A HUI HO


Jasmine Edayan

November 21, 2020

Jasmine Edayan

November 19, 2020

Makanani Edayan

November 18, 2020

I will hold dear to Me, the stories you’ve shared of my Dad and many more. You are truly missed. We love you so much Uncle Richard ‘Kanaka’ Edayan. Definitely no other Hawaiian like You. 🙏🤎🤙

Jasmine Edayan

November 18, 2020

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