Charles Ragwar's Funeral Expenses

It is with heavy hearts and sadness that we announce the death of Mr. Charles Ouma Ragwar of Uholo, Siaya County. He passed away in Washington DC on Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 after several years of illness. Charles is remembered fondly as a kind, thoughtful, generous, and humorous person. His humor and thoughtfulness attracted many people from different backgrounds. Charles seemed to know everybody from the Greater Washington DC area to his native Kenya and beyond. His home was a welcoming place where people gathered often, especially on weekends. Charles and his wife always provided food and laughter to the people they brought into their lives.

Charlie, as he was affectionately known, is survived by his wife Dorine Odanga-Ragwar and their sons Geoffrey Otieno Ouma Ragwar, Ochieng’ Ragwar, Oyugi Ragwar, Okinda Ragwar and Ochola Ragwar. Charles was one of nine children growing up in Uholo, Kenya. He was predeceased by his parents Nathan (Reggy) Ragwar and Rosa Were Ragwar as well as his brothers Simon, John, and Onyango. He is survived by Isaac, James, David, Esther, Jennifer and sisters-in-laws Sylvia, Mae, Monica, Patricia, and Joanne. As well as his uncle Peter Ochiel Ragwar and brother-in-law Ghana Otieno. Charlie also has numerous nephews and nieces.

Charles held many important traditions from his native Kenya. As is customary for his people, we are appealing for help in the form of a fundraiser to help offset medical and funeral expenses. Charlie was always one of the first to organize such a benefit for others. We welcome your donation. Thank you all in advance. Funeral arrangements in progress.


  • Amanda Chanon 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Macduff Okuom 
    • $150 
    • 2 mos
  • Joyce Jones 
    • $60 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $173 
    • 2 mos
  • Mildred Otieno 
    • $80 
    • 2 mos
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Fundraising team (3)

Rosa Otieno 
Raised $48 from 1 donation
Brockton, MA
Esther Ragwar 
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