Kirk Durran Holgate
Kirk Durran Holgate, 21, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 1.
Holgate was born in Jamaica, West Indies on August 15, 1988 and came to the United States at age six. He worked at The Hilton Hotel.
Holgate was preceded in death by his uncle, Hayfield; cousin, Rayfield; and best friend, Wola.
He is survived by his wife, Lissette Holgate; son, Durran Holgate; parents, Denise Ellis and Maverick Holgate; sisters, Ashley, Erica, Mahala Holgate and Brittney Hemley; brothers, Tyrique Bradshaw and Myles Holgate; grandmothers, Marvena Tucker and Patricia Davis; grandfathers, Anthony Tucker, Stanfield Hemley and Keith Holgate; aunts, Vinette, Michelle, Ashley, Charmaine, Kerry- Ann, Lisa and Teeann; uncles, Rowan, Garfield and Andrew; cousin, Shane; and many other friends, family members, extended family and best friend.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. A memorial service took place at Church of First Born, Laurelton, New York. Interment took place at Pinelawn Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York.