Reginald O’ Garra, 99, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 3.
O’Garra was born on November 9, 1910 in Island of Dominica, West Indies.
O’Garra was preceded in death by his wife, Essie Hawkins and five siblings.
He is survived by his sister-in-law, Lucinda Williams and family; grandchildren, Simone, Camille and Todd and family; nieces, Dorine, Kathy, Zazel, Lucille, Christine, Bertha, and Gloria and family; nephews, Victor and John and family; friend and confidant, Mrs. Nettie Ware and family; a host of cousins, especially Elton Callender of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands; and Reginald O’Garra of London, England; and many friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. A funeral mass was held at Russell Institution C.M.E Church, Bronx, New York. Interment followed at Ross Hill Memorial Cemetery, Putnam, New York.