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• Roberto “Bob” Ladera, Jr.
• Sunao “Sandy” Yoshimori’
• Donald F. Pilkington
• Rolando D. Serrano
Roberto “Bob” Ladera, Jr.
Roberto “Bob” Ladera, Jr. of Hanama‘ulu, died at Queens Medical Center on July 17, 2005, at the age of 60.
Born in Lihu‘e, on July 25, 1944, he was a heavy equipment op-erator with Lihue Plantation.
He is survived by caregiver, Kathleen Ladera; two sons, Roberto “Bobby” Ladera III of Hanama‘ulu and Michael Ladera of Ewa, O‘ahu; grandson, Michael Ladera, Jr.; brother, Wesley (Priscilla) Ladera; two sisters, Valerie (Bobby) Texeira and Janet (Ronnie) Silva; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, at Kalaheo Missionary Church, where services will begin at 10 a.m. with Pastor Terui officiating. Scattering of his ashes will be private.
Casual attire is suggested and that flowers be omitted.
Arrangements are being handled by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii and Garden Island Mortu-ary, Ltd.
Sunao “Sandy” Yoshimori
Sunao “Sandy” Yoshimori, of Ko-loa, died at home on July 12, 2005, at the age of 81.
Born in Koloa, on May 10, 1924, he was a retired employee of Mc-Bryde Sugar Company for the last 19 years. He was also a 442nd Vet-eran (F Company) of WWII.
He is survived by wife, Alice Yoshimori of Koloa; two daughters, Charlene (Alan) Garcia of Puhi and Alicia (Dennis) Matsumoto of Lihu‘e; granddaughter, Lianne Allianic of Sunnyvale, Calif., grandson, Michael Garcia of Lihu‘e; two broth-ers, Hideto Yoshimori of Koloa and Tamotsu (Jane) Yoshimori of Koloa; three sisters, Fumie Yamasaki of Honolulu, Tomoe Higa of Koloa and Majory (Stan) Kinoshita of Hilo, Hawai‘i; numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may visit with the family at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel; service officiated by Rev. Abeshima will begin at 5 p.m. Casual attire is suggested.
Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
Donald F. Pilkington
Donald F. Pilkington of Koloa, formerly of Wallingford, Conn., died July 7, 2005, after a brief illness.
Born in Waterbury, Conn., to Je-rome and Agnes Pilkington, he was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Pilkington and his daughter, Paula Jean Marcantonio.
He is survived by two sons: Barry Pilkington and Stephen Pilkington; daughter-in-law: Christina Pilk-ington, three grandchildren: Kya Asano, Kane Pilkington, Britney Marcantonio, and four great grand-children.
Mr. Pilkington served in the Navy during World War II aboard the submarine U.S.S. Hake patrolling the South Pacific. He retired in 1982 from Teamsters Local 145 in Bridge-port, Conn. There was a graveside ceremony for friends and family on Saturday, July 16, at All Saints Cem-etery in North Haven, Conn.
Rolando D. Serrano
Rolando D. Serrano, of Hanama‘ulu, died July 10, 2005, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen, Tx., at the age of 65.
He is survived by his wife: Leticia Serrano of the Philippines; son: Rene (Rowena) Serrano of Kaua‘i; three daughters: Libertine (Cristobal) Sala-zar of Edinburg, Tex.; Rona Serrano of the Philippines, Rolet (Eric Joseph) Mallabo of California; four grandchildren, Roland Cire Henry Mallabo, Roland Alaistair Mallabo, both of California, Lety Darlene Serrano of the Philippines, Christine Landa Renee Salazar of Edinburg; sister: Patria Abad of Washington; two brothers, Ruben Serrano and Constante Serrano, both of the Philippines; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial service will be held at Aloha Church at 6 p.m. on July 23. Cremation was handled by Val Verde Memorial Gardens.
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