April 30, 1943 - April 6, 2022
Mariano "Marnie" Acio Vallesteros, age 78, passed away peacefully at his Aiea home on Wednesday morning of April 6, 2022 surrounded by his 3 children, 8 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, PI on April 30, 1943 to the Late Emilio Laciste and Mercedes Acio Vallesteros. He was raised by his mom and other close relatives in the PI at a very young age to young adulthood as his dad migrated and worked on the island of Oahu for 20+ years to support his family he left behind with a goal to petition them to immigrate to the United States (Oahu) for a better life. Marnie had a tough upbringing under the social and financial conditions his mom and siblings faced in the PI but prevailed over life's obstacles. He developed the mentality and drive to maturity at a very young age to survive. He faced emotional and personal challenging circumstances through experiences that he mastered powerful Life's Lessons that improved and build his good strong character and attitude. Marnie quickly learned to be more effective to accomplish the desired results he wanted in life. He envisioned the possibilities time and time again over the years and improvised whatever materials that was available to him at the time. He was intelligent and wise, creative and innovative, persistent and resilient, determined and ambitious, and very dedicated. He came to Hawaii with his mom in 1966. He was the 4th of 5 children. His older sisters are Clarita "Claring" Sales and Esmeralda "Esmen" Barut. His predeceased older brother Clemente "Mente" and younger brother Theodore "Bador" Vallesteros. Marnie attended and completed some college courses in Aeronautics in the Phillippine while working full time as a walking street vendor selling fruits and vegetables, cooked food, and crafts he made to help put food on the table and support his mom. His mom encouraged him to continue his college education in Hawaii. He attended Honolulu Community College part time studying Aircraft Mechanic for 2 1/2 years until he was introduced to the love of his life, the late Mercedes "Mercy" Tuliao Bayudan, by his mom. They courted eachother while others try to break them apart. But their love for each other was attested and married on June 5, 1969. They both have raised 3 beautiful children and reared 8 grandchildren. Oldest daughter, Merlyn, married to Mitchell Shankles (Aryk Christien, Mikayla Azia, and Zackery Quin Vallesteros Shankles). Oldest son, Bobby (Bobbi-Amber married to Jonathan Yamada with daughters Khloe-Akira and Khari-Keiko Vallesteros Yamada, Preston, and Kevin Baclig Vallesteros). Youngest son, Joel, married to Judelyn Cadaoas Vallesteros (Joshua-Jerzy and Jeslyn-Brooke Cadaoas Vallesteros). Marnie enjoyed spending time and loved telling back-in-the-days stories with his children, grandchildren, and especially his great grandchildren. He also loved to travel with his wife to Las Vegas and to the Philllippines until the 2020 pandemic. He liked to garden especially attending to his fruit trees and Desert Rose plants. Marnie will be greatly missed but will be forever in our hearts. Until we meet again. First day Wake services will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at Valley of the Temples - Lower Chapel 47-200 Kahekili Hwy Kaneohe, HI 96744. Visitation: 5:30pm. Memorial service: 6:00pm. Second day services will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at St. Elizabeth Church in Aiea 99-312 Moanalua Road Aiea, HI 96701. Visitation: 10:30am. Mass service: 11:00am - 12:00pm. Procession to Valley of theTemples Memorial Park Cemetery Burial: 1:00pm at Valley of the Temples - Chapel Hill.
Mariano "Marnie" Acio Vallesteros, age 78, passed away peacefully at his Aiea home on Wednesday morning of April 6, 2022 surrounded by his 3 children, 8 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, PI on April... View Obituary & Service Information
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