Obituaries for December 1

Herbert “Joe” Joseph Alves Jr., 65, of Hilo died Nov. 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a former rubbish man for the City and County of Honolulu and a mechanic. Celebration of life Saturday, Dec. 9, at 1551 Auwae Rd. in Hilo. Contact the family for more information. Survived by children, Francine Molina, Jodee Reyes, Herbert Alves III, Joshua Alves, Jaysha Gardner, Jasmine Gardner and Joseph Gardner; siblings, Crit Perreira, Dale Alves-Whitten, Gail Wright, Laura Gibbons, Paul Alves, Bruce Alves, Michael Alves and Jonathan Alves; seven grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.