The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001037524-01
Funeral Notices

MARCELO LAURO ESPIRITU AND JOVITA CORPUZ ESPIRITU Husband, father and grandfather, Marcelo "Celo" Lauro Espiritu, 75, passed away on September 04, 2017 at Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Waialua to Agapita and Roque Espiritu. A Sheetmetal Journeyman by trade, Celo worked for SMAC until his retirement. He was an avid sportsman and will be remembered for his many years of coaching local baseball, softball and basketball teams for his four sons. Wife, mother, and grandmother, Jovita "Jovie" Corpuz Espiritu, 73, joined her beloved husband in eternal peace when she passed away on September 30, 2017 at Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines to Angelita and Jose Corpuz, Sr. Jovie will be remembered for her fantastic cooking and love of cooking for others. She and Celo made a great team when preparing and cooking dishes for family and social events. Celo and Jovie are survived by their four sons, Jerome, Jason (Mildred), Jesse and Jerel; Celo’s sister, Dolores (Francis) Baysa; Jovie’s siblings, Roger, Jeanette (James) Bushey, Merilyn Thompson and Dave (Deborah); and their grandchildren, Logan, Alyssa, Joshua and McKenzee. A Celebration of Celo and Jovie’s Life Together will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at Mililani Memorial Park Mauka Chapel. Visitation/Memorial starts at 9:00am, Prayer Services at 11:00am followed by burial at 12:30pm. Casual/Aloha attire. Flowers are welcome.