The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001345893-01
Funeral Notices


Benjamin R. Alarcio Sr., 89, of Honolulu was born in San Fernando, La Union, Philippines. He is predeceased by his wife Paciencia “Mercy”. He is lovingly remembered by sons Benjamin Jr., Leonardo, and Virgilio; daughters Josie Alarcio-Kawada and Elvie Alarcio-Kagesa; 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; half-brothers Romeo R. Miano and Evaristo Rilloraza; half-sister June Hawkins. Our Dad came to Hawaii in 1968 with the plan of earning enough money to bring us over and to fulfill his dream of a better life for all of us. After working multiple jobs, he was able to bring us over in 1969. He started working at Halekulani Hotel as a busboy and eventually became a waiter. His job as a waiter gave him much joy and one of the things that he was good at was making customers laugh. Dad was a hard worker and a funny guy. He earned multiple top employee awards while working at Halekulani. He retired in 2000. He loved us all very much. He loved God and he always prayed especially at family gatherings. He loved his wife Paciencia “Mercy” very dearly. Mom passed away in 2013, and now they are reunited in heaven enjoying God’s presence. Dad traveled a lot with Mom, and he took us fishing all the time when we were little. He was also an avid photographer. We Love you Dad, and we miss you just as much as we miss Mom. Services at Waipio – Makai Chapel, Mililani Memorial Park Road at Ka Uka Blvd, Waipahu, on Saturday, November 27, 2021. Visitation 10:00am; Service 11:00am; Burial 12:30pm; Casual attire.