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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, December 7, 2003


Janel Marie Benoza, daughter of Richard and Lucia Benoza of 'Ewa Beach, and Allan Carreon Tabion, son of Joe and Esther Tabion of Honokai Hale, were married Aug. 30 at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club, where the reception followed. The bride (Campbell High/Leeward Community College), now Janel Marie Benoza Tabion, is an accounting coordinator. The groom (Campbell High) is an air-conditioning repairman. The bride has a daughter, Kodi Jaime Kaleikaumaka Benoza, age 4, and the couple have a daughter, Jaedyn, Alexis Tabion, age 7 months. The family lives in 'Ewa Beach.

Grace Coloma Gagala, daughter of Florentina Coloma Gagala of 'Ewa Beach and the late Procuno Gagala, and Adam Kenneth Schonhardt, son of Steve and Dee Schonhardt, were married June 23 in Honolulu. The reception was held June 28 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The bride (Waipahu High/University of Phoenix bachelor's), now Grace C.G. Schonhardt, is a nurse. The groom, formerly of Rochester, Minn., is an account executive. The couple live in Honolulu.

Susan Marcelino Ganir, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Ganir of Waipahu, and John Agos Valdriz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tranquilino Valdriz of Waipahu, were married April 5 at St. Joseph Church in Waipahu. The reception followed at the Pacific Beach Hotel. The bride (Hawaii Pacific University), now Susan Ganir Valdriz, is a nursing student. The groom is a construction worker. The bride has a daughter, Dystyny Ashlee Ganir Agas. The family lives in Waipahu.

Shannon Hayashida and Paul Carvalho were married Aug. 6 at the Hawaii Okinawa Center, where the reception followed. The bride (1997 Radford High) is now Shannon Carvalho. The groom is a 1990 graduate of Waipahu High School. The couple live in 'Aiea.

Cindy Yuka Shinzato and Jonathan Ong Sotelo were married Sept. 27 at the Halekulani hotel, where the reception followed. The bride (1995 Moanalua High), now Cindy Yuka Shinzato Sotelo, is an accounts payable clerk. The groom (1994 Mililani High) is an accounts receivable clerk. The couple live in Mililani.

Katia I. Silvera M., daughter of Gaspar A. Silvera C. and Flor Mar’a Mon de Silvera of Panama City, and Louis Stephen Santiago, son of Stephen Santiago of Waipahu and Dorothy Lenchanko Santiago, formerly of Honolulu, were married Feb. 22 in Panama City. A reception was held at the Country Inn Suites of Amador. The bride (University of Panama bachelor's/University of Florida master's), Katia Silvera, is a botanist. The groom (University of California-Berkeley bachelor's/University of Hawai'i masters/University of Florida doctorate) is doing post-doctoral work as a research scientist at the University of California-Berkeley. The couple live in Berkeley, Calif.