BENJAMIN POLICAR JOCOBENJAMIN POLICAR JOCO Benjamin "Ben" Policar Joco of Waipahu, died 19 days shy of his 80th Birthday on February 23, 2014 in Honolulu. He was born on March 13, 1934 in Naic, Cavite Philippines. Benjamin was the fifth of nine children of the late Francisco Pareja Joco and Marcela Cailao Policar Joco. He was a retired veteran of the United States Navy and a retired welder with the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He had dedicated more than 40 years of Federal Service combined. Ben had many talents. He was a handyman and gardener who liked to share the fruits of his labor with friends, neighbors, and strangers. He loved to watch sports, being especially enthusiastic about boxing and basketball. He was a long time parishioner of Holy Family Church and a member of Hawaiian Lodge Free and Accepted Mason. His greatest passion was his family, whom he adored and was proud of. He was his granddaughters greatest playmate and hero. He was a generous and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. Ben was a man of few words but his actions were compassionate and sincere. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Felicisima Jocson Joco, daughter Jessamine Joco Songheng (David), son Jeremy Joco (Vena) and granddaughters Jestine, Valerie,'Vanessa, Olivia and Francheska. He is also survived by his sister Julia P. Joco and brothers Rustico P. Joco (Nita) and Avelino P. Joco (Cristina) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brother, Geronimo P. Joco, and sisters Ignacia J. Odvina, Leonisa P. Joco, Nieves J. Manalo and Ester J. Pabiton. A celebration of Ben's life will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Holy Family Church, 830 Main St., Honolulu, Hawaii. Gathering and Visitation will begin at 8:30 am, followed by Mass at 10:00 am. Internment will be at 11:30 am at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). Lunch reception to follow.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased