Clifford “Tiko” Losano

April 7, 1953 - January 23, 2020
Clifford  “Tiko” Losano

Sunrise April 7, 1953
Sunset January 23, 2020

Clifford “Tiko” Losano of Wilmington, NC, originally from Haleiwa, Hawaii passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Thursday January 23, 2020 at The Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

Tiko, as called by his many friends and family was a lover of the sea. He was an avid fisherman and surfer. Wrightsville Beach will always be his “Happy Place” .

He retired after 27 years of dedicated service to NHRMC as an engineer in 2019. He loved his work family as his own.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda.
His children, Michelle (Terry), Jared (Lindsey), Mary (Art) and his “Hanai” daughter Elizabeth Wolfson.
Grandchildren, Jordan, Tori, Mikey, Christopher, Jake and their father, Victor.
Bryce, Koa, Eden, Juliana Jaelyn, Arthur III (Boy), Kaius and Clifford.
He was preceeded in death by his parents Pancho and Feliza Losano.
Also survived by his siblings:
James, Fred (Norma), Sandra, Marshall (Leona), Baxter (Anita) Ricky (Kalena), Billy (Gloria), Randall (Anne), Laverne ( Ross), Vella (Billy), Harold (Momi) as well as many nieces and nephews.
In Laws Beverly (CB) Barrow, Sharon (Jeff) Irby, Wayne Bishop, John (Lynn) Bishop…. Countless friends in the fishing and surfing community.

He will always be remembered for his contagious laughter, smile and love for life, friends and his family.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Lower Cape Fear Hospice for their compassionate and loving care.

A memorial Paddle Out will be announced by the family at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.



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  • January 27, 2020
    gregory g simpson sr says:
    I will miss you my friend.

  • January 28, 2020
    David Kalama lit a candle:
    Lit since January 28, 2020 at 1:50:34 AM

  • January 28, 2020
    WANDA ISBILL says:
    I always remember him and his football games when visiting with 'Chelle at her home on Holidays and other occasions. You will be missed greatly Tiko (or Michelle's daddy as I normally called him), a wonderful man, father, husband, sibling. Love and prayers to the family.

  • January 27, 2020
    Keli'i losano says:
    aloha kou palala. from small kid time you always speak life. Not only your a inspiration to me but everyone you come into contact with please tell MOM and DAD we all miss them. Its so hard for me cause we all so far away from each other. i miss u and love you my BIG BRO. No more suffering catch that big wave in the sky. much love and peace to my ohana across the Pacific Ocean. SEE all of u soon . Losano bloodline STRONG

  • January 28, 2020
    Kim Wilbur says:
    I worked with Tiko for only a short time but there was not a more positive, happy and caring person than him. Every time I saw him he would say hi and was always willing to help me or anyone else in any way he could. He was such an amazing person and this is a terrible loss. Much love to the family.