Benjamin Balmes Gozar, 57, of Virginia Beach, died on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 in Virginia Beach. Born August 6, 1952 in Calapan Oriental, Mindoro, Philippines, he was the son of the late Ismael and Antonia Balmes Gozar. He was a retired chief in the U.S. Navy, worked at Siemens for ten years, and owned a commercial cleaning business.
He is survived by his wife, Nilda Portus Gozar; two daughters, Janice Theresa Gozar Estepa and her husband, Noel, and Elaine Joyce Gozar; a son, Alex Christopher Gozar; two sisters, Maria Luz Gozar and Maria Dolores Gozar; brothers, Jaime Gozar and his wife, Dr. Herminia Gozar, Fr. Danilo Gozar, S.J., Randolfo Gozar and his wife, Remedios, Renato Gozar, Voltaire Gozar and his wife, Anna Marie, and Roberto Gozar and his wife, Cecilia; two granddaughters, Marisa Jane Gozar and Milla Noelle Gozar Estepa; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Maria Corona Gozar Andaya.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 22 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Family Choice Funerals and Cremations, 5401 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach. A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 23 at 11 a.m. at Albert Horton Memorial Veterans’ Cemetery, 5310 Milners Road, Suffolk. A memorial mass will be offered on Friday at 3 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1396 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach. Online condolences may be made at www.familychoicefunerals.com.Send FlowersPlant a Tree