Benjamin Espiritu passed away on May 25, 2011 at the age of 68. He was born in Puhi, Kauai, Hawaii, attended Kauai High School and graduated as a Chemist from San Jose College in California. He retired and formerly worked for the City of Gilroy, IBM and Spectra-Physics in California.
He is survived by his loving wife Mabel, daughter Jessalyn Espiritu of Santa Clara, CA; step-children- Richard Daos, Sr. (Mary), Deneen M. Watase (Glen) and Malibu Daos (Imee), seven grandchildren of Oahu, Hawaii; brothers Tony (Kiyoko) and Ernesto Espiritu of California; also numerous nieces and nephews.
He will be remembered for his ALOHA (love) and sense of humor. He was an avid player of the ukulele and compassion for Jazz music. Ben loved all and touched many lives. He will be truly missed.
Celebration of his life will be held on June 11, 2011 at Darling-Fisher Family Mortuaries, 615 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, CA, (Across the DMV in Los, Gatos) at 10:00 a.m. viewing, and services at 11:00 a.m.