Linda, my sincerest condolences to you and the entire Duarte family..Leota was most assuredly a ' sincere human being'..From my perspective she gave her all and was oh so helpful, caring..And, many many times she talked to me about her family..Along with your dad, she was a true friend to me from way back in 1966 when I moved to California to seek employment..Both your Dad and Mom were mentors for me..I truly appreciated that..And, never will forget it..Believe me..
She spoke a lot about both you and Philip..Leota Duarte has given a lot of herself,to her family and to her country and for that we all should be thankful and remember that..
My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you and your mother.. May she rest in Peace in that Great Abode. Take Care. from across the ocean.... Bud Vincent