March 31, 2011
Joseph Peter Gomes Jr., 56, of Makawao, Maui, an automotive mechanic, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Derrick, Duane, Daton and Jeremy; girlfriend Charlene Messer; brother Eddie Boy; sisters Christine Valletta and Cynthia Gomes; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.