Obituary for George Pastrana
George “Sonny” Pastrana, 89 yrs., of Kaunakakai, Molokai, and a graduate of “St. Louis High School” on Oahu, Hawaii, went home to the Lord on November 20, 2017. He was born on July 5, 1928 on Maui, Hawaii.
Services will be held at “The Saint Damien Church” in Kaunakakai, Molokai, Hawaii on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
Family visitation: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Public visitation: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Mass service: 10:15 a.m.
George worked at Libby McNeil & Dole Pineapple Companies as a storeroom clerk. After the pineapple companies closed operations he worked as a “Bell Captain” for “The Sheraton Molokai Hotel” and when the management changed hands he worked for “Colony Resorts Kaluakoi Hotel & Golf Club” before retiring. Goerge was also in The National Guard for many years. His hobbies and interests were going to Las Vegas with his wife “
Rita” and their family and loved playing on his favorite slots machines. He loved singing and playing his guitar at family gatherings and also taking is family fishing at Morris Point on the eastside of Molokai. He loved watching his sons, friends and family playing baseball and sometimes he would also be the announcer for the games. He also enjoyed visiting all his children, grandchildren and great-children, but most of all, he loved being with his wife of 59 years, because they were inseparable.
He was pre-deceased in death by his wife “Orietta Rita Reyes Pastrana” (deceased); his sisters, Adeline “Dalina” Yip Chow (deceased), Luminada “Luming” Afalla (deceased) and his parents “Basilio and ConsueloPastrana” (deceased).
He is survived by his children, Winston G. (Leona) Pastrana, Melvamay L. Benjamin (Ed Sato), Debra M. Reys, LaVerne R. (Michael) Ribao, Lois L. (Johann) Acosta, Annette R. (Joe) Davis, Lorna C. (Terry) Simonson, Clayton C. Pastrana, Malcolm L. Pastrana and their only grandchild that grew up living here on Molokai that helped me to raise Triston Spencer Pastrana, 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Also survived by his sisters Rosinda “Cinda” Patungan, Natividad “Nettie” Espinueva, Florita “Fita” Facuri and his brother Theodore “Teddy” Pastrana.