Ricardo “Papa” Martinez Ruaboro, 84, of Puhi passed away on August 20, 2019. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai on February 7, 1935 and retired from Lihue Sugar Plantation as a laborer.
Preceded in death by his parents, Victorio & Salome Ruaboro; son, Carmelo Ruaboro; brothers, Jenciano Ruaboro and Javis Ruaboro.
Papa is survived by his wife, Dionisia Ruaboro; 6 children, Winnie (Cely) Ruaboro, Alex (Imelda) Ruaboro, Agusto (Aida) Ruaboro, Carmelita (Almie) Ruaboro, Maddi (Brian) Valdez, Derrick (Stacey) Ruaboro; 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Carmen (Jaime) Jimenez, Van (Amelia) Ruaboro, Feliciano (Pilar) Ruaboro; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8:00 a.m. and mass celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
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