March 31, 2014
Benjamina Gateb “Mina” Melchor, 85, of Waipahu, a retired cashier and hostess for Kazama Enterprises, also known as Kabuki Restaurants, and a seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Santa Lucia, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Jose Jr., Al, Ben, Claro and Noel; daughter Pearl; brother Romeo Gateb; sisters Leonarda G. Lorenzana, Laurentina G. Daluyen, Edelma B. Gateb and Evangeline G. Foster; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.