October 18, 1963 - November 9, 2018
Jerry John Alerta October 18, 1963 – November 9, 2018 Jerry John Alerta, 55, of Ewa Beach, and formerly of Agat, Guam, passed away on November 9, 2018. He will be remembered, forever loved, and missed by: His spouse Eugene Okiyama of Ewa Beach His siblings Jocelyn and Bob Aguon of Mangilao, Guam; Jimmy and Rose Alerta of Agat, Guam; Joey Alerta of Agat, Guam; Jeff Alerta of Washington State; Michele and Joseph Limtiaco of Aiea; Benny and Yolanda Okiyama of Upland, California His cousins Elaine and Don Glover of Wahiawa He will also be loved and never forgotten by numerous nieces, nephews, special friends, and co-workers. Jerry was born in Tamuning, Guam and graduated from the Guam Vocational and Technical School in 1981. He served in the US Army from 1981 – 1987, and then returned to Guam and worked for the Department of Health from 1991 – 1997, where he met his spouse Eugene. He followed Eugene to Hawaii when Eugene came to complete graduate studies, and Jerry amassed a great number of special friends in Hawaii through the years while working at Blockbuster Video, AAFES, and the Nehelani Banquet Center at Schofield Barracks. Jerry was intuitively a masterful, yet humble island chef and was 1 semester away from completing his formal training in culinary arts at Kapiolani Community College’s Culinary Institute of the Pacific. He loved to cook, but most especially he loved to cook for his spouse, family and special friends. He was also an avid UH volleyball fan, a collector of shot glasses, and deep admirer and collector of plants, especially orchids. In your special private moment of remembrance of Jerry, please take a shot of whiskey in honor of him. Funeral services will be held at the Oahu Mortuary Chapel at 2162 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96817 with family viewing to commence at 8:30 am followed by public viewing at 9:00 am through 12:30 pm, and with a prayer service at 11:00 am. Jerry will be honored and interred at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl at 1:00 pm, the public is invited.
Jerry John Alerta October 18, 1963 – November 9, 2018 Jerry John Alerta, 55, of Ewa Beach, and formerly of Agat, Guam, passed away on November 9, 2018. He will be remembered, forever loved, and missed by: His spouse Eugene Okiyama of... View Obituary & Service Information
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Jerry John Alerta
October 18, 1963 – November 9, 2018
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