JOSEPH DE VERA

Posted On August 12th, 2012 -

JOSEPH DE VERA
Age 86, of Pearl City went home with the angels on Sunday, July 22, 2012. He was born on July 23, 1925 in Waiakea, HI.
He joined his wife Rachel Puaahihi Ignacio Igarta and his daughter Patricia Fern who preceded him in death.
He served in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge in 1947. He was a recipient of the WWII Victory Medal and Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal. Following his military service, he worked at the Pearl Harbor Public Works Center from which he retired in January 1985 as an MVO Foreman.
He was an active supporter of ‘Ilima Hula Studio, Honolulu Boys Choir and Halau Na Mamo O Pu’uanahulu. Hula was always a part of his life in the form of support for his children and grandchildren.
Dad was known for his award winning home Christmas decorations, which included being listed in the Honolulu newspapers as a home to visit during the holidays.
He left our warm embrace as he lived his life surrounded by his loving family and friends. We miss him tremendously but take comfort in knowing that he is where he has wanted to be at Mom’s side eternally.
Dad is survived by his children: Raenette Lahela Igarta, Pamela Kau’i Keola (Rocco) , Jo-Lynn Puaahihileiokamaile Igarta, Joseph Lopaka Igarta-De Vera (Sonny), Marlene Texeira, Jo-Anna Herkes, Estelle Catugal, and Juanita Kappler, his brothers: Moses De Vera, Richard Yago, Benjamin Yago (Annette), Francis Yago, and Rudy Yago, his sisters: Josepha De Vera, Yolanda Yasunaga (Francis), Estrellita Hubbs (Daniel), 24 Grandchildren and 13 Great-grandchildren .
The family would like to thank Island Hospice and Staff, St. Francis Hospice and Staff, Chaplain Larry Takao and Peter DelaCruz.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, August 18 at Borthwick Mortuary Vineyard/Maunakea Chapel. Visitation will be from 9am – 12pm. Services will be held at 12pm. Burial will follow at 2pm at Hawaiian Memorial Cemetery. Aloha Attire.
Ke pau makou o ko makou na’au, aloha a hui hou. A hui hou e Papa. You will forever be in our hearts.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran