Senator Roy Duenas passes away


Former Senator Roy P. Duenas passed away on Sunday at the age of 80.

Senator Duenas served in the 13th Guam Legislature from 1975-1976.

Senator Duenas was also a cadet in the Merchant Marine Academy in King’s Point, New York. He graduated in 1966.

He then returned to the Academy for two years and received his Bachelor of Science and license to sail as a Merchant Marine Officer.

After serving in the 13th Guam Legislature, Senator Duenas became the CEO of Johnstone Supply, which specializes in HVAC equipment and supplies, and became a supplier for the tourism industry to Guam’s major hotels.

According to a statement from Speaker Therese Terlaje, “He was fondly remembered as the first legislative representative from the south in some time, as the leading vote-getter in Malesso’, Inalåhan, and Talo’fo’fo, and with strong support in Yona and Humåtak.”

We, at the Pacific News Center and the Sorensen Media Group, would like to extend our deepest condolences to Senator Roy P. Duenas’ wife Mildred; his children, grandchildren, family, friends, colleagues, and those who knew him.

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Jannette Samson is a broadcast reporter for the Pacific News Center. Her beats are lifestyle, tourism, and crime, among others. Aside from being a reporter, she is also PNC's social media and web editor. You can sometimes hear her reporting the latest headlines for you on Sorensen Media Group's radio stations and on K57. Some of Jannette's passions include art, beauty, and blogging. She paints, creates prints, and dabbles in various art media in her free time. Jannette is also a self-taught makeup artist. In addition to that, she is a visual artist. Her artwork was featured in many art exhibitions and galleries in Guam such as Imbentibu Famalao'an I at the Castro Art Gallery; Imbentibu Famalao'an II and Body Beautiful at the Lees-Reyes Art Gallery; the 2020 University of Guam Undergraduate Exhibition; and the Annual Research Conference Art Exhibition at the Isla Center for the Arts.