Obituaries for Sept. 26, 2015

• Lawrence Chandler • Rosario Ragasa

Lawrence Chandler

Lawrence “Laa Boy” Chandler of Kalihiwai Valley , Kauai, Hawaii , passed away on August 29, 2015 at the age of 61. He was born on January 3, 1954, in Lihue , Kauai. He worked as park and trail maintenance for Napali State Park for S.O.H.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Francis & Elizabeth Chandler and sister, Kainoa Forrest.

Lawrence is survived by his wife, Amie Chandler, Kalihiwai Valley; daughter, Lawra “Kuulei” (Charlie) Goo, Island of Hawaii; son, Lawrence ( Serena) Chandler, Kalihiwai Valley; 4 grandchildren; his brothers, Francis “Jr.” (Rhoda) Chandler, Oahu, Kirkland “Kuhio” (Hilary) Chandler, Kilauea, Aloysius “Moku” (Nancy) Chandler, Jeffery (Linda) Chandler, Wainiha, Colan (Cody) Chandler, Oahu, Conrad (Tom) Chandler, Maui; sisters, Bethan “Pua” (Robert) Baptista, Wailua, Venna (Michael) Chandler, Haena,

Belinda (Tita) Chandler, Haena, Rachael (Jack) Correra, Haena, Pa’ula Chandler, Wainiha, Ruth “Luka” Chandler, Wainiha as well as numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Life was privately held.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary- Koloa, Kauai.

Rosario Ragasa

Rosario Ibe Ragasa passed away on August 30, 2015 at home on Moloka`i, Hawai`i at the age of 82. He was born on October 7, 1932 in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He retired as a Carpenter Foreman with PMRF on the Marshall Island.

Predeceased by his son Charito Ragasa, former wife, Rosalina Pagat Alquiza, parents Catalino Pezzario Ragasa and Martina Ibe Ragasa, brothers and in-laws, Rafael (Patrocinio Yadao), Crispin (Leonila Asuncion), Fernando (Matia Guzman), Santiago (Candra Inda), Attorney Jose, Pedro, sisters and in-laws Caridad (Vicente Asuncion), Lourdes Ragasa, Fraxedes Ragasa, daughter-in-law, Yolanda Ragasa, stepson, Virgilio Nartatez and nephew, Teddy Ragasa.

He is survived by his wife Violeta of Moloka`i, daughter Rosemarie (Mario) Dulatre of Lihue, sons Roger (Dina) Ragasa of Kekaha, Felymar Ragasa of Hanamaulu, Rheme (Cynthia) Ragasa of Las Vegas, Marfyn (Marlyn) Ragasa of Hanamaulu, Eldy (Annabel) Ragasa of Kapa`a, daughter-in-law, Vangie Butay of Kaumakani, 18 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, stepchildren, Leonora Nartatez of O`ahu, Susan Nartatez of Moloka`i, Alfonso Nartatez of Kapa`a, Christopher (Lori) Nartatez of Moloka`i, Nida (Franz) Langer of Moloka`i, 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, sister, Josefina (Felix) Iloreta of Kapa`a, sister-in-law, Esmerna and Elena Ragasa of the Philippines and numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 9 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapa`a, Kaua`i. Mass at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery.


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