The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001244336-01
Funeral Notices


July 3, 1941 – October 9, 2019

79, of Waialua passed away in Wahiawa General Hospital Hospice Wednesday, October 9, 2019. He was born in Waialua, Hawaii on July 3 1941. Joe graduated from Waialua High and Intermediate School in 1959 and immediately enlisted into the military. He became a veteran after serving in the U.S Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller for a total of 4 years and another 2 years in the Hawaii Air National Guard Reserve. He was employed at the Pearl Harbor Shipyard Rigging shop for several years. He later received an opportunity to join the Honolulu Police Department in the Communication Division where he eventually retired in 1994 as a Police Radio Dispatcher Supervisor. On his off days, Joe loved to host parties with his co-workers from the police department and fellow classmates. He also was a major contributor to the family Annual Christmas party and the “Fabulous 7 card games. Joe was an avid deep sea and bottom fisherman. He and his brothers Guillermo “Gaydi”, Emilio and Richard custom designed and built a 31foot cabin Cruzier which they named “The High Noon”. They entered this boat for numerous fishing tournaments (i.e, Pokai Bay Bonanza, The Haleiwa Hanapaa and the HPD “Holo-Holo” fishing tournament).

He is survived by his brothers: Guillermo (Jean), Richard (Emalia) and Albert (Gloria) and his sisters Shirley (Miquel) Lozano and Gloria Gamiao.

Funeral services will be on Sunday November 17 2019, Mililani Makai Chapel Visitation 5:00-6:00PM. Celebration of Life services begins at 6PM. Chapel closes at 9:00. Private Burial at Hawaiian Memorial Veteran Park in Kaneohe on Monday November 18. 2019 at 2:00pm.