April 17, 2016
Raphael "Ralph" Gomes, 84, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a Coast Guard and Army veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He also was a Merchant Marine cook, painter for the U.S. federal government in Kwajalein and a coffee farmer in Milolii. He was born in Kona. He is survived by brothers Joseph H., Theodore and Bobby; and sister Thomasina Fogliani. Visitation: 9 a.m. June 3 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: homelanimemorial park.com.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased