Gilbert Thomas Rosa, 76, of Hilo died March 6, 2013, at Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Hilo, he was a retired mechanic technician for the former Hilo Motors, member of American Legion Post #3, Big Island National Guard Retirees Association and ILWU Bowling League.
Friends may call at 6 p.m. March 19 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel for wake service at 6:30 and visitation until 9 p.m. Friends may call again at 9 a.m. March 20 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo for Funeral Mass at 10:30. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2. His family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.
He is survived by wife, Lorna Rosa of Hilo; sons, Raymond Rosa and Thomas Rosa of Honolulu; daughters, Lorilei (Randall) Ching of Waimea, Karen (Werner) Zindric of Kalopa; brother, Charles (Joyce) Rosa of Hilo; sisters, Lucille Foster of California, Rita (Manuel) Sarme of Hilo, Shirley (Roy) Legaspi of Hilo, Dorothy Rosa of Hilo; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.