The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001103463-01
Funeral Notices


Inocensia "Cynthia" Sao, passed away peacefully with her family surrounding her at home in Waipahu on May 12, 2018. She was born in Waipahu on October 9, 1932. Cynthia worked 27 years for the Hickam Air Force Exchange Service and retired with numerous awards in 1993.
She loved to dance and especially embraced dancing hula. While living in Japan when Hawaii became a State in 1959, her passion for hula was highlighted when she was invited to a celebration in Japan and danced solo for Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko .
Cynthia enjoyed jogging and bowling in which over the years she collected a showcase of trophies. She found pleasure in baking desserts for her family & friends to enjoy. She spent many enjoyable & fun days with the grandchildren & great grandchildren teaching them Hawaiian and English songs and Christmas Caroles in Hawaiian. She had composed a few songs of her own. She got a kick out of taking them to the park to teach & play sports with them.
Cynthia loved traveling to Las Vegas with her husband during the years of 1975~2018.
Cynthia is survived by her husband Abelardo "Steve" Sao; Daughters: Stephanie Woods of West Virginia, Alexis Sao, Scarlet Reardon, and Marlo Meadows; Sons: Irving Pavo, and Kevin Sao of Phoenix, Arizona; Sister: Josephine Doyle of Eureka, Montana &
Brother: Fredrick Abordo; 15 Grandchildren; 37 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Viewing: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. Refreshments to follow.
Inurnment will be at 2:00 p.m. on June 14, 2018 at the National Memorial Cemetery of The Pacific at Punchbowl. Hawaiian Attire.