Obituaries Tuesday, May 8, 2007

• Jose ‘Joe’ Ragasa

• Geraldine Kanahele

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 Joyce (Bonie) Tumaneng; grandchildren Jonie “Bree” Ragasa, Dreyden Tumaneng and Saedy Tumaneng; brother Teodoro Ragasa and sister Valentina Ragasa; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Friday, May 11, at 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.

Geraldine Kanahele

Geraldine “Aunty Nau‘i” Kanahele of Kekaha, died May 4, 2007, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, at the age of 49.

Born in Pu‘wai, Ni‘ihau, she was a leimaker.

She is survived by her mother Bessie Naleinanikaulana Kanahele of Kekaha; sisters Dolores (Patrick) Niau of Pu‘u, Dale (Oihana) Kanahele, Judy (Kenneth) Shintani and Laurie (Raymond) Pahulehua, all of Pu‘u, Ni‘ihau; brothers Uilama (

Geraldine) Kanahele of Pu‘u, Ni‘ihau and Isaac (Kay) Kanahele of Kekaha; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., on

Thursday, May 10, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel in Koloa where services will be celebrated at noon.

Burial to follow at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery.


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