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Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home

11801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL

OBITUARY

Bert W. DeSousa

November 28, 1933November 28, 2019

BERT W. DESOUSA, 86, passed away Thursday, November 28, at Community Hospice Earl B. Hadlow Center. Bert was born in Hackensack, NJ to Sally and Frederick DeSousa.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Karyl C. DeSousa; sons, Michael Alan DeSousa (wife Nancy) and Todd Alton Carter (wife Vanessa); three grandsons, Daniel DeSousa, Jared Carter and Trevor Carter.

Bert served 20 years in the US Navy – December 2, 1952 retiring July 15, 1972. Bert worked for the Florida East Coast Railroad as an engineer and Florida State Department in printing until he became employed by NADEP at the Jacksonville Air Station in the ordinance department from 1976 until his 20 year retirement in 1996.

Karyl and Bert were married in November, 1980 and lived in the Mandarin area. Both have enjoyed many years of travels with their timeshares. They have traveled over many states in the US from Maine to Key West; from Seattle to Southern California; from Nevada, Colorado, and Texas, and many trips to the mountains. Among their most favorite trips were to Alaska, Bermuda, Hawaii, Spain and Portugal.

A Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 8th from 3-5 p.m. at Hardage Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Boulevard. The Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 9 at 11:00 followed by burial at Jacksonville National Cemetery at 2:00, 4083 Lannie Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32218.

In lieu of flowers, please honor: K9S For Warriors, Inc., 260 South Roscoe Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32084; Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250; and Community Hospice & Palliative Care, 4266 Sunbeam Road, 32257.

Services

8 December

Visitation

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home

Chapel

11801 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32223

9 December

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home

Chapel

11801 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32223

9 December

Graveside Service

2:00 pm

Jacksonville National Cemetery

Lane 1

4083 Lannie Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32218

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