Ben Vinusto Acohido

Posted On May 7th, 2018 -

Ben Vinusto Acohido85, was born on May 22, 1932, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2018. Ben had an undeniable love of God, family and country. His military career spanned 36 years in the Hawaii National Guard and U.S. Army, retiring as a Colonel after tours of duty in Vietnam, Philippines and the Continental U.S. He had a second career as a banker, then retired to become a Special Education teacher at Campbell High School, and at Nanakuli High School he became a Special Education Teacher Mentor. He was the Region 11 Director for the Congressional Gold Medal presentation to the deserving Filipino veterans of WWII. He was pre-deceased by his parents Vicente and Carmela Acohido; brothers: Vicente, Jr., Joseph, Donald Acohido, and step-son Christopher Loando. Three sisters also pre-deceased him in infancy. He is survived by his wife Anita Loando-Acohido; children: Byron (Robin), Greg, Ann Haunani (Anthony), Jon (Charlene), and hanai son Steven Flores; step-children Sharon (Jeff) Loando-Monro, Mary Frances Loando, Carl Loando, Dawn Loando Kim, David Loando, and Michelle Roberts. His legacy lives on with 20 grand-children and 19 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Ernest (Rose, deceased); sisters: Celina (Malcolm) Lynch, Carol (Victor, deceased) Lim, sisters- in-law; Flo (Joseph deceased), Chris (Donald deceased); numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Prayer Service: 6:30 p.m. at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel, on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Mass: 11:00 a.m. on May 9, 2018 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran