George Martin Duarte, 77, died April 17 in Oceanside, Calif.

He was born in Oak Bluffs on Nov. 20, 1929.

Mr. Duarte was a loving husband, father and grandfather. In his life, he was a captain in the U.S. Navy Reserves, an employee of the Orange County Transportation Authority, deputy general manager of the San Francisco Municipal Railway and vice president at Parsons Brinckerfhoff Quade & Douglas.

He was an avid outdoorsman who fished, sailed and hunted. He enjoyed drawing and painting.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mary C. Duarte of Oceanside, Calif.; his sons and daughters in law, Michael and Aileen Duarte of Sandwich, James Duarte of Balboa Island, Calif., Keith and Michelle Duarte of Newport Coast, Calif., Jonathan and Jennifer Duarte of Orange, Calif., and Noel and Carrie Duarte of Ashland; his daughters and sons in law, Kathy and Jerry Moskovitz, Christine and Joseph Calderazzo of Danville, Calif., and Kerry and Matt Myers of Aliso Viejo, Calif.; his brother, Nelson Duarte of Tucson, Ariz.; his sister and brother in law, Jane and Joe Farland of Falmouth; his grandchildren, Brianne, Ryan and Tyler Moskovitz of Belmont, Calif., Krysten and Michael Duarte of Sandwich, Maria, Megan, Katie and Nicholas Calderazzo of Danville, Calif., Hunter Gotshall of Pelham, N.H., Makenna and Kaeli Myers of Aliso Viejo, Calif., Sarah, Reid and Allison Duarte of Newport Coast, Calif., Ella and Austin Duarte of Orange, Calif., and Lorelei Duarte of Ashland.

He was predeceased by a son, George Duarte.

A memorial Mass was celebrated April 24 in the Church of St. Thomas More in Oceanside, Calif.