John Edward Souza
March 4, 1958 -
John Edward Souza passed away from a hard-fought battle with cancer on Friday, March 29, 2013 in Modesto, CA. He was brought into this world on March 4, 1958 in Hayward, CA to Joseph and Geraldine Souza. John was a loving husband to his wife Leimomi for 36 years. He was also a loving father and papa. John leaves behind his three beautiful children, Kalani Souza and his wife Shaunna of Turlock, CA, Kehaulani Souza of Honolulu, HI, and Christian Souza of Turlock, CA. He will also be missed by his loving grandchildren, Keoni Souza, Kekoa Souza, Kekai Souza, and Ke'alalani Souza, along with dozens of cousins, nieces, and nephews who adored him. John also leaves behind his siblings, Joe Souza of Manteca, CA, Jerry (Bud) Souza of Corona, CA, James Souza Manteca, CA, Nancy White of Folsom, CA, and Jeff Souza of Roseville, CA. He proudly served the county of Alameda as a deputy for 3 years, and the City of Ceres as a police officer for 12 years (9 of those as a K-9 handler). John retired from service leaving the police officer legacy with his son Kalani who is also a K9 handler with the city of Modesto, and two nephews who are police officers in the city of Costa Mesa. Franklin & Downs Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Souza Family. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Franklin & Downs Funeral Home on 1050 McHenry Ave. in Modesto, CA. To send condolences to the family please visit his online guestbook at franklindownsfuneralhome.com (obituaries).
Published in the Modesto Bee from Apr. 3 to Apr. 4, 2013