Jan. 1, 2012
Alphonso Gersaba, 83, of Waipahu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop No. 26 welder and Waipahu Elementary School retiree, and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by companion Carol Kanda, son Alphonso “Boy” Jr., daughter Charlene Rabanal, hanai daughters Julie Sano and Jill Koga, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.