John Benjamin Centeio, 86 passed away at home on April 11, 2021 in North Las Vegas, NV. Mr. Centeio
was born on October 14, 1934, parents: John Fernandes Centeio (deceased) and Ethel Ochiyo Yoshimoto
(deceased). He was raised from a young age by Mary and Silven Texeira (deceased) as his mother passed
when he was a year old.
John graduated from St. Louis College (high school) and the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor’s
Degree in Business. He worked for Dillingham Maritime Services and St. Francis Hospital in Honolulu, HI
as a Financial Controller.
John Benjamin Centeio is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lucy Spencer and four children, Christopher
John Centeio (Colleen), Laura Keala Racoma (Anthony Wayne), Julie Kealii Racoma (Alexander), Bartley
Spencer Centeio (Jennifer) and his sister Genevieve L Pai, Antoinette O DeLuz (deceased).
John enjoyed his many grandchildren: Shane Centeio (Kristian), Alika Racoma (Tanya), Akoni Racoma, Ian
Racoma, Brunson Racoma, Jecelin Peterson (Bryan), Benjamin Centeio (Jennifer), Justine Centeio, Cody
Racoma (Kimberlyn), Lucas Centeio (Audrey), Carly Rushton (Robert).
His first great‐grand child is Kaimakana Racoma. He has 11 great grandchildren.
Services and Mass will be held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in North Las Vegas on Saturday,
May 8, 2021 at 10am.