SAMUEL “SAMMY” PEPITO NOLASCO
67, from Mililani, passed away peacefully on August 6, 2020 at Palimomi Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Gwendolyn Ibrao Nolasco, his loving daughter Shanna Nolasco-Barnes (Jimmy), son Brandan Ibrao Nolasco (Katie), loving grandchildren James E. Barnes lV (Alanna), Shelby Barnes, Kyana Rowland, Keanu Rowland-Nolasco, Kolby Rowland-Nolasco, Kaeden Nolasco, Kaine Nolasco, Kealaula Hett, and Moani Briley. As well as his loving brothers Nemesio Nolasco Jr. (Rosie), David Nolasco (Francie), Elmer Nolasco (Liz), Gilbert Nolasco, Ronnie Nolasco, and beloved aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nemesio Sr and Adeline, and grandson Kekia'i Hett. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines on July 26, 1953. The family arrived in Hawaii in 1963. He attended Helemano Elementary, and graduated from Leilehua High School in 1973. He worked for United Parcel Service (UPS) from 1976 to 2010. He was always so proud to say that he was one of the first drivers to start with UPS when the company started on the island. Sammy's second family was the UPS "guys" whom he worked with, and truly LOVED. He was a man of very little words, but his actions would speak for him. After his retirement he enjoyed going to Vegas, caring for his grandchildren, taking them to and from school, and spending time with his family. The Celebration of his life will be celebrated at a later date. He is greatly loved and will be missed.
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