April 27 1934 December 11 2019
Toribio Charles Banquil, Sr. April 27, 1934 – December 11, 2019 Share this obituary Send Flowers Send Sympathy Card Toribio Charles Banquil, Sr., 85, of Pahoa, HI, died at home on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. He was born in Banna, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines and was a papaya farmer. He was awarded the Territorial Future Farmers of America Star Hawaii Planter Award, the pretigious Future Farmers of America American Farmer Degree, the Wallace Rider Farrington Award and other awards and recognitions from the National Future Farmers of America Foundation in 1957 for his accomplishments of being the first farmer to successfully grow papaya in lava from the 1955 Puna eruption. He was also a member of the Pahoa Senior Citizens and served in the Hawaii Army National Guard. Friends may call at the Dodo Mortuary chapel on Friday, December 27, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, where a Celebration of Life will be held at 6:00 PM, followed by cremation. The family requests casual attire, no flowers. He is survived by his: Wife, Erminia Banquil of Pahoa, HI; Sons, Toribio Banquil, Jr. of Pahoa, HI and Donnielson (Adrianna) Banquil of Kaneohe, HI; Daughters, Erleina (Carl) Danao of Ewa Beach, Oahu, HI, Leitricia Banquil of Pahoa, HI and Nichole (Kevin) Nakamichi of Kaimuki, Oahu, HI; Brother, Eleno (Nancy) Banquil of Ewa Beach, Oahu, HI; Sisters, Annabel (Glen) Krenke of Indianapolis, IN and Estipania (Kelii) Gross of Kailua, Oahu, HI; seven grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces & nephews. Print Obituary
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Death notice for the town of: Hilo, state: Hawaii