• Richard Sarmento
Richard C. Sarmento of Chandler, Ariz., died July 1, 2011, at age 86. Born Aug. 8, 1924, in Lawa‘i, he retied as a Teamster’s business agent, Local 70 in Oakland, Calif., and was a WWII Army infantry veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine Sarmento; sons, Rick Sarmento and Larry Sarmento; daughter, Donna Taylor; brothers, Harry Sarmento and James Sarmento; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A gathering of family and friends celebrated Richard’s life on the Sunday immediately following his death. It was held at the home of Rick Sarmento, his son. Richard’s remains were cremated and will be retuned to Kaua‘i later this year. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.