Obituaries for Sunday, July 10, 2011

• Rafael Ragasa Sr.  • Buddy Lizama Sr.

Rafael Ragasa Sr.

Rafael Ibe Ragasa Sr. of Puhi died peacefully on Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Garden Isle Healthcare at age 85. Born Oct. 24, 1925, in St. Cruz, Philippines, to parents Catalino Pizarro Ragasa and Martina Ibe Ragasa, he served in the U.S. Army and retired as a mechanic for the Del Monte, Corp of Moloka‘i.

He was preceded in death by his late wife, Patrocinio Yadao Ragasa; parents; siblings, Praxedes Ragasa, Pedro Ragasa, Santiago (Alejandro) Ragasa, Lourdes Ragasa, Fernando (Matea) Ragasa, Crispin (Leonila) Ragasa, Jose Ragasa; brother-in-laws, Vicente Asuncion, Arturo Yadao, Elpideo Tangonan; and sister-in-law, Rosalina Alquiza.

He is survived by his children, Ralph Ragasa Jr. of Puhi, Erlinda (Joe) Velasco of Kapolei, Carol (Matt) Beadle of Puhi; eight grandchildren, Stephanie, Ericka, CJ, Kelsie, Tierney, Tayden, Treysyn and Alohi; siblings, Josefina (Felix) Iloreta of Kapa‘a, Caridad Asuncion of Las Vegas, Rosario (Violet) Ragasa of Moloka‘i; sisters-in-law, Esmerna Ragasa, Elena Ragasa and Dolores Tangonan of the Philippines; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 16, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo. Visitation begins at 8:30 a.m. with Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at the Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Mortuary in Koloa.

Buddy Lizama Sr.

Buddy Lizama Sr. of Kapa‘a died peacefully at his home with his family by his side on July 5, 2011, at age 79. Born Aug. 15, 1931, on Kaua‘i, he retired from the County of Kaua‘i Department of Motor Vehicles as a drivers examiner.

He is survived by his wife, Marian Cremer Lizama; son, Buddy (Dorrian) Lizama Jr. of Kapa‘a; daughters, Mary (Gregory) Sur of O‘ahu, Rhonda Lizama of Kapa‘a, Elizabeth Hashitate of Kapa‘a; sister, Anna (Francis) Noguchi of Kapa‘a; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces; nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, July 15, at St. Catherine’s Church with viewing at 9 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Kealia Cemetery.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Lizama family with arrangements.

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