Obituaries Sunday, May 6, 2007

• William Duarte

• Jose ‘Joe’ Ragasa


William Duarte

William Duarte of Kalaheo, died April 30, 2007, at Straub Hospital at the age of 86.

Born in Hawai‘i, he was the owner of Duarte’s U-Drive & Tours on Kaua‘i and the Big Island.

He is survived by his wife Beatrice Duarte of Kalaheo; daughter Mary Walsh of Florida; and son Alan (Charmain) Duarte of Kalaheo; numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. May 7, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo, where Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

Burial to follow at Holy Cross Church cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 4300 Rice Street #C3, Lihu‘e HI 96766.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Jose ‘Joe’ Ragasa

Jose “Joe” Ragasa of Hanama‘ulu, died April 29, 2007, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, at the age of 84.

Born in Pantay Laud, Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he was a retired groundskeeper for Kaua‘i Surf and the Westin Kaua‘i.

He is survived by his wife Jacinta Ragasa; daughters Jessie (Nick) Ragasa and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. May 11, at the Immaculate Conception Church where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by Father Albert. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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