Oct. 6, 2012
Benedicto Kayampat “Benny” Villaverde, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Army National Guard first sergeant and Hawaii State Senior Softball director, died. He also was a director and former vice president of the Hawaii Musicians Union Local 677. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Nancy; sons Kelly, Barry and Brian Villaverde, and Mark Herman; daughters Patricia Gorelangton, Denise Wong, Andrea Berezoski and Lisa LaPorte; brothers Vince and Juan; sisters Raymonda Duhinio, Dolores Hayes, Lourdes Allenegui and Paula Todd; 19 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers. Donations suggested to Live Music Awareness, P.O. Box 22879, Honolulu, HI 96823 or livemusicawareness.com.