Benedict Shoji “Ben” Taketa, 43, of Keauhou, Hawaii, a driver for Shiraki Dry Cleaners, security officer for Shell Management at Kona Coast Resort and houseman at the former Kona Surf Hotel, died at home. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Rashel Kahalioumi-Taketa; sons Anakele Kahalioumi-Apisaloma, and Bo, Makalii and Makana Taketa; daughters Kuuipo, Noel and Kuulei Taketa, and Ka‘ilikea Kahalioumi-Taketa; parents Shoji and Charlene; brothers Andrew, Thomas, Gregory and Mark; sisters Priscilla Taketa-Lovejoy, Irene Adams, Shorene Akiona, Loriann Strolberg and Pearl Muraki; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Helani Congregational Church, Kahaluu Mauka. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased