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Josue (October 6, 1932 — March 29, 2009)

A eulogy given in behalf of Josue N. Niguidula on April 2, 2009

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,for they will be called sons of God.
Blessed are the persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
(Matthew 5:3-10)
Josue is the youngest sibling in a clan of 11 brothers and sisters whose father is the late Aquilino Niguidula. Among the third generation cousins, there is almost a unanimous conclusion that Josue is the most approachable and friendly uncle, to which I concur. For the longest time, I thought it was just me—I had a connection with his eldest son that went beyond ‘cousins’ as we went to sc…