Benjamin Cariaga Sr.


Benjamin Cariaga Sr.

Benjamin “Uncle Benny” Cariaga Sr., 88, of Waimea died Jan. 10, 2013 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born Jan. 5, 1925 in Niulii, North Kohala. He was a retired agronomist for Parker Ranch and a trombone player in the West Hawaii County Band. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea 1st Ward.

Visitation begins at 8 a.m. Jan. 19 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Waimea with funeral service at 11 a.m.; cremation follows at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire.

He is survived by sons, Ben (Heidie) Cariaga Jr. of Kona, Nathan (Jane) Cariaga of Keaau and Clinton (Denaise) Cariaga of Waimea; daughters, Kim (Nathan Nobriga) Cariaga of Waikoloa and Michelle (Doyle) Domingo of Waimea; brothers, Mariano (Ethel) Carriaga, Sr. of Hilo and John (Pat) Macayan of Hilo; sister, Rosita Padilla of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Annie Ladd of Waimea, Benita Ninio of Waimea and Beatrice Macayan of Hilo; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.