Ranceford Nohea Ako
Born in Honolulu on May 18, 1945, Ranceford passed peacefully at home in Pearl City on February 18, 2019. He graduated from Kamehameha School for Boys in 1963, continuing his education at Mauna'olu College on Maui as well as at Mankato State University in Minnesota. He retired from Hawaiian Airlines after 39 years of loyal service and also retired from the Army Reserves as a Sergeant Major, having served two tours in Vietnam. An avid tennis player, he regularly joined his buddies at the Ala Moana Park courts, with their sessions followed by a feast on dim sum. Preceded in death by his parents Blanche Kamala and Elmer Aalona Ako. Survived by siblings; Roxanna Laheamanu Davis, Wendell Kaipo Huddy and Julian Keikilani Ako; a niece, two nephews, four grandnieces, one grandnephew, numerous great grand nieces and nephews, aunties, uncles and cousins. Celebration of Life to be held Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus, Bishop Memorial Chapel. Visitation: 3:00 p.m.; VFW Ritual: 4:15 p.m.; Service: 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 8th, Mililani Memorial Park, Mauka Chapel. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; VFW Ritual: 10:45 a.m.; Service: 11:00 a.m.; Burial: 12:30 p.m. with full military honors.
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