Obituaries for Friday, June 22, 2012

Monico Viernes • Fausto Pacio • Modesto Panis • Charlotte Thompson • Ester Dizon Ramos

Monico Viernes

Monico V. Viernes of Hanama‘ulu, Kaua‘i passed away on June 15, 2012, at Garden Isle Healthcare at the age of 98. He was born on Feb. 12, 1914, in the Philippines. He was a retired laborer for the sugar industry.

Monico is survived by his wife, Albina Viernes; son, Michael (Victoria) Viernes of Honolulu; two grandchildren, Megan and Micah; two brothers, Patrocinio (Agripina) Viernes and Adriano (Jovita) Viernes; and numerous relatives.

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, July 3 at Immaculate Conception Church from 8 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements made by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary.

Fausto Pacio

Fausto Tadina Pacio died on June 13, 2012, at the age of 101. He was born on Sept. 5, 1910, in the Philippines. He was an irrigation worker and a carpenter with Kekaha Sugar Co.

He is survived by his wife, Francisca M. Pacio; Munar Family of Honolulu; Gubaton Family of Kaumakani; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sevices will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Kekaha Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Family suggests casual attire and that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Modesto Panis

Modesto Panis, 87, of Longview, Wash., passed away May 19, 2012, at the Hospice Care Center. He was born June 15, 1924, in Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i, to Eugenio and Candida (Dayaganon) Panis, and was the eldest of six children.

He served in the Army and fought in World War II. He married the love of his life, Dolores “Dolly” Camalliri, June 15, 1947. He was hired to work on the docks at Port Nawiliwili in 1948. In 1964 he moved his family to Longview with eight other men and their families from Hawai‘i, who transferred to the Port of Longview as longshoremen with International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 21. He retired in 1988.

Modesto was a caring and giving man who enjoyed dancing, playing the ‘ukulele, going to casinos and being with his family and friends. He hosted many large family luaus in the 1980s.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolly, in 1994; his parents; and two brothers, Senicasio and Vincent Panis.

He is survived by five daughters, Bella (Doug) Fajardo, Cindy (Ed) Schrock, Chris (Larry) Whiteside, Rosie (Rick) Walker and Norma (Bob) Latham, all of Longview; two sisters, Rose “Sayong” (John) Bugarin and Dolores “Dolly” (Joe) Elarcosa, both of Las Vegas; a brother, Claudio “Laudie” (Inge) Panis of California; 15 granchildren; and a great-great grandchild.

A memorial Mass was held on May 31 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Longview, Wash. Steele Chapel at Longview Park and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.

Charlotte Thompson

Charlotte J. Thompson of Kilauea died on June 4, 2012, after a brief illness. She was born on March 22, 1916, in New Castle, Pa. Charlotte lived a long life, maintained her independence and wonderful sense of humor. Charlotte’s love and dedication to her family was the source of her strength and happiness.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Dick W. Thompson; two sons, Richard Scott and James Thompson; and sister, Sarah Eleanor McGinnis.

She is survived by two daughters, Margaret Ann Thompson and Suzanne Thompson Pond of Kilauea; brothers Robert Confer of Colonia, N.J., and William Confer of Medina, Ohio; granddaughters, Alexandra and Kieren Pond; and various nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held on July 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Suzanne’s home in Kilauea.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Ester Dizon Ramos

Ester Dizon Ramos of Hanama‘ulu, Kaua‘i passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on June 17, 2012. Born on Dec. 26, 1947, in the Philippines, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her son Jorge Ramos.

She is survived by her husband Florencio Ramos; daughters, Tessie (Edward) Edurise and Elisa Ramos; sons, Pedro (Udy-Lynn) Ramos and Ruben (Florenda) Ramos; 12 grandchildren; and two sisters and three brothers in the Philippines.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Church from 8 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary.

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