Christopher Cordero Velasco, 56, of Keaau, died December 16, 2011 at Hilo Medical Center. Born July 7, 1955, in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he worked for General Growth Properties, Inc. – Prince Kuhio Plaza and was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Keaau. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2012, at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo; wake service at 7 p.m. Friends may again call from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, January 7, 2012, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Keaau; Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park Ilima Section. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Remy Velasco of Keaau; daughter, Maricris (Lance Kahele) Velasco of Keaau; son, Elpidio Velasco II of Keaau; mother, Monica Velasco of San Francisco, California; brother, Rommel (Evelyn) Velasco of San Francisco, California; sister, Corazon (Winston) Beltran of San Francisco, California; parents-in-law, Apolinar and Esperanza Madamba of Keaau; brothers-in-law, Nestor (Ligaya) Madamba of Keaau, Marino (Ardely) Madamba of Hawaiian Paradise Park; sister-in-law, Matilde (Artemio) Riingen of Keaau; three grandsons, Dyllan Velasco Rodrigues, Dayton Velasco-Kahele and Dycein Velasco-Kahele; nieces and nephews.