Archive for November 9th, 2012

LINDA BANGERT HARRIS

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LINDA BANGERT HARRIS Linda Bangert Harris’s energy, 65, left her body on November 7, 2012 in Alexandria, Virginia, but her spirit is with us all. She passed in the home of beloved friends who feel honored to have her near to them. She would often say that she still has so much to do to make this world a better place. Such a mission spurred her on the 19-month journey to find the cure for pancreatic cancer which would lead to a center of healing. Linda had given as much as she could, met wonderful people in life, and enjoyed the most amazing things that the world could offer. She has accomplished so much, and yet wanted to do more. She has helped many people achieve their dreams and potential, yet there was always one more person she wanted to mentor, to befriend. Linda will be greatly missed by David Bangert, devoted husband and Mellow, their treasured pet. Wherever you may be in the world, there is a part of Linda in each us. She challenged us to be truly what we are meant to be – whole and happy. She introduced us to people who join her in bringing the best out of us. Her celebration of life will be on Sunday, November 18. It will remember Linda — not to mourn her passing – to celebrate her life, her beautiful mind, her generous and kind deeds, and her spirit. If you chose, on that day, take time and reflect on your time with Linda. Where ever you may be, please meditate, light a light — a sparkler, release a balloon, and remember Linda for a shared time that was filled with joy and meaning; or when she helped illuminate the way for you towards knowledge, growth, and loving yourself and others. You may write out your memory and send it to Linda in a flame. You may even put the message in a bottle and launch it in a waterway on that day. Or keep it between the pages of a favorite book to read again. Linda will be delighted by your creativity and free spirit! Together, our collective conscience will celebrate having Linda as a precious friend, mentor, aunt, a sister, a wife, whom we dearly love because she first loved us. In lieu of flowers or donation, do a good deed in Linda’s name.

Alvin Wasano

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Nov. 5, 2012
Alvin “Barney” Wasano, 76, of Kekaha, Kauai, a Marine Corps gunnery sergeant and a Boeing Co. industrial fireman, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Julia, son Cedric H., daughter Blanche M. Tombleson-Wasano, brother Stanley, sisters Lorraine Davis and Joann Souza, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Casual attire.

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Fichiko Lippwe Uri

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Oct. 22, 2012
Fichiko Lippwe Uri, 75, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Chuuk, Micronesia. She is survived by sons Mario and Kiteichy Kitao; daughters Kitela K. Aniol and Kitaela L. Kalima; brothers Esikiel Lippwe and Ben and Peter Sisra; sister Keretsel Itamin; 25 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalihi Ward. Services: 11 a.m. Burial in Chuuk.

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Richard Lasher Strother

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Nov. 1, 2012
Richard Lasher Strother, 74, of Naalehu, Hawaii, died. He was born in Glendale, Calif. He is survived by companion Pat Carter, sons David and Todd, daughter Cheryl Lyn Brown, brother Bud and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Saturday at his beach residence in Milolii.

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Jean Marie Wetzel Stevenson

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Nov. 6, 2012
Jean Marie Wetzel Stevenson, 64, of Princeville, Kauai, a real estate agent for Keller Williams Realty, died at home. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by two sisters and a brother. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Pacific, Princeville.

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Beatrice Mary Souza

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Oct. 29, 2012
Beatrice Mary Souza, 67, of Cave Junction, Ore., formerly of Honolulu, a retired Solano County General Services custodial supervisor, died in Grants Pass, Ore. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers William, Edward and Peter; and sister Henrietta Lee. Services on the mainland. Online condolences: since1928hull.com.

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Dennis Eugene Simao

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Oct. 26, 2012
Dennis Eugene “Migito” Simao, 68, of Eleele, Kauai, a McBryde Sugar Plantation utility truck driver, died in Garden Isle Health Care. He was born in Eleele. He is survived by daughter Dorothy Kaliloa, brother George, sisters Stella Mission and Patricia Calves, eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Salt Pond Beach Park, main pavilion. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Richard John Tavares Santiago

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Oct. 30, 2012
Richard John Tavares Santiago, 30, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a Five Diamond Maintenance employee, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by parents Richard and Shirley Tavares, brother Boye, sister Jane Tavares and grandmothers Jenny Tavares and Emmeline Foster. Visitation: 9 a.m. Nov. 17 at Mana Christian Ohana Church, Kahilu Town Hall. Services: 10 a.m.

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Robert Earl Kailiala Saladaga Sr.

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Nov. 1, 2012
Robert Earl Kailiala Saladaga Sr., 76, of Lihue, a retired Hawaii Air National Guard technical sergeant and aerospace control and warning system technician, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Wailua, Kauai. He is survived by son Robert Jr.; daughters Earlene Wilson, Nadine Quides, Charlene Sacramed and Raeleen Salinas; brother George; sisters Augusta “Gussie” Shumacher, Theresa Yoshioka, Beatrice “Maui” Miller, Roberta “Maile” Consibog, Gladys “Lani” Costa-Ayres and Juanita Freeman; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Kauai Veterans Center. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mitsuko Saito

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Oct. 23, 2012
Mitsuko Saito, 94, of Hilo, formerly of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired secretary for the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Hilo, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son George; daughters Myrna Watanabe, Sandra Bullock and Lorna Nishiguchi; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Jack Russell

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Nov. 6, 2012
Jack Russell, 94, of Mountain View, Hawaii, proprietor of Hilo Scrap Metal, died at home. He was born in Byron, Mich. He is survived by wife Nancy; son Dennis; daughters Carrie Ann Russell, Mary Ann Tsuchiyama, Laurie Ann Tavares and Shirley Ann Shiotani; hanai son Manuel Castillo; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Owen Custino Robello Sr.

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Oct. 14, 2012
Owen Custino Robello Sr., 74, of Waianae, a retired Oahu Transit Services bus driver and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Owen C. Jr., Sinai K. and Zion K.; daughters Owena-Lee Hooks, Odelle Alcantra, Sylawette R. Kuhiiki, and Laurene B. and Joelle Robello; hanai son Richard Adkins; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Wednesday. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual or aloha attire.

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Nancy Nuela Punohu-Zalopany

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Oct. 31, 2012
Nancy Nuela Punohu-Zalopany, 91, of Kaneohe, a retired Kaneohe Police Department employee, died in Pohai Nani Good Samaritan Retirement Community. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Bob, daughters Sharon Alexander and Analia Furman, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Services: 11 a.m. Graveside services: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Marilyn M. Paiva

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Oct. 20, 2012
Marilyn M. Paiva, 68, of Hilo, a retired Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. factory employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Alan Mefford, sons Derek and Joseph, brothers Robert and Nemesio “Junior” Diego, and sister Vallyrie Jardine. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Nov. 16 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Anthony T. Natividad

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Oct. 28, 2012
Anthony T. Natividad, 48, of Lahaina, an ‘Ulalena cast member, musician, instrument and stone craftsman and sound healer, died in Lahaina. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Jamie U., son Gavin Uyeda, daughters Waikaleolani and Aleia, mother Keiko N., brothers Christopher and Gregory, sisters Christina Clohan and Cathleen Bailey, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Incorrect information published in an obituary Thursday.

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Gordon K.T. Mew

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Oct. 24, 2012
Gordon K.T. Mew, 77, of Kailua, president of Hawaii Innovative Engineering and an Air Force veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Linda, son Galen, sisters Mary Chun and Bessie Hayashi, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Fa’avae Ma’ave

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Nov. 2, 2012
Fa’avae Ma’ave, 52, of Honolulu, a construction and demolition mover, died. He was born in Nu’uuli, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Joslyn J.; sons Payton Goto, Shelton Ma’ave and Ta’u Galago; daughters Stephanie Ma’ave and Carolyn “Tai” Galago; sisters Fialoa Moevao, Poiva Pua’a and Mafutaga Misa; and three grandchildren. Visitation: noon Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Gwendolyn Mahealani Ani Loketi

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Oct. 29, 2012
Gwendolyn Mahealani Ani Loketi, 56, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Keoni Ani; daughters Fieilo, Ainise and Gwendolyn; brothers Hiram, Leonard, Gregory, Donald and John Ani, and Pepe Mano; and sisters Janette Fano, Eileen Scanlan, Christine Aloalo-Takiguchi, Chandra Calderon and Liliu S. Gali. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes: 1 p.m. Sunday at Nanakuli Beach Park. Casual attire.

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James Pauaka Kahooilihala Jr.

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Oct. 18, 2012
James Pauaka “Kainoa” Kahooilihala Jr., 95, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired firefighter and truck driver, Hawaii Army National Guard veteran and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Kalaoa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Richard Kahalewai and Francis Bento; daughters Faith N.K. Bromwich, Elizabeth N. Pacheco, Jamie L. Kahooilihala, Veronica Egan and Elnor Bento; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Burial: noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1. Casual attire.

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George Phillip Jacang

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Oct. 13, 2012
George Phillip Jacang, 81, of Wahiawa, a retired Army & Air Force Exchange employee and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Schofield Barracks. He is survived by son Anthony “Tony”; daughters Stella Kepo‘o and Angelina “Anna” Jacang; brothers Bernard O. and Rudy O.; sisters Eugenia C. Lindsey, Rosalie L.O. Ducosin, Annette M. Simmons and Estrelieta L. Maher; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Wahiawa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: noon at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Anna R. Horne

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Sept. 26, 2012
Anna R. “Ana” Horne, 61, of Honolulu, a substance abuse counselor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. No known survivors. Inurnment: 6 p.m. Thursday at The Cathedral of St. Andrew. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hanahauoli School, Hawaii Planned Parenthood or Honolulu Museum of Art.

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Sheila Dudoit

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Oct. 31, 2012
Sheila Dudoit, 66, of Honolulu, an American Express customer service employee, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Faye Mercado and stepsister Faith Chong. Mass: 5 p.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Church. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Updated service information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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Mildred D.M. Chong

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Oct. 28, 2012
Mildred D.M. Chong, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Alvin, Stephen and Reuben; daughters Cynthia Peterson and Gloria Chong; brother Kam Sai Chun; sisters Alice Kong, Rose Uehara and Eleanor Mau-Okimoto; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Nov. 16 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Edison Jose Bautista

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Oct. 31, 2012
Edison Jose “Mersol” Bautista, 62, of Waipahu, a retired Liliha Bakery receiving clerk, died in Waipahu. He was born in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Paulina B.; sons Meljun, Dennis, Jomer, Anthony, Charlone Edison Jr. and James P.; daughter Edielyn Manzano; mother Leonora; brothers William and Dominic; sisters Melendrina Corsino, Conchita Batoto, Norma Daligcon and Rose Gamatero; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Carol Kaui Allen

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Oct. 10, 2012
Carol Kaui Allen, 67, of Ewa Beach, a retired city lifeguard, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons John, Everett “Willy” and Milton; daughter Annette; brothers Fred Jr., Bogart and Greg Kealoha; sisters Judy Grace and Sylvia Kealoha; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Frank Francisco Akau Jr.

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Oct. 21, 2012
Frank Francisco Akau Jr., 89, of Santa Rosa, Calif., died in Santa Rosa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Josephina; sons Frank III and Dennis Sr.; daughters Suzanne, Cynthia, Valerie and Azalia; brothers Clarence and Reynolds; 14 grandchildren; and 16-great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland. No flowers.

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Benita Saberon Abing

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Nov. 2, 2012
Benita Saberon Abing, 84, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Roger, Alex, Dexter, Amrit and Omar; daughter Sandra Whitworth; brothers Ata and Gabriel Saberon; and sisters Sally Saberon and Nancy Arakaki. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Nov. 27 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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LINDA BANGERT HARRIS

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LINDA BANGERT HARRIS
Linda Bangert Harris’s energy, 65, left her body on November 7, 2012 in Alexandria, Virginia, but her spirit is with us all. She passed in the home of beloved friends who feel honored to have her near to them. She would often say that she still has so much to do to make this world a better place. Such a mission spurred her on the 19-month journey to find the cure for pancreatic cancer which would lead to a center of healing. Linda had given as much as she could, met wonderful people in life, and enjoyed the most amazing things that the world could offer. She has accomplished so much, and yet wanted to do more. She has helped many people achieve their dreams and potential, yet there was always one more person she wanted to mentor, to befriend. Linda will be greatly missed by David Bangert, devoted husband and Mellow, their treasured pet. Wherever you may be in the world, there is a part of Linda in each us. She challenged us to be truly what we are meant to be – whole and happy. She introduced us to people who join her in bringing the best out of us. Her celebration of life will be on Sunday, November 18. It will remember Linda — not to mourn her passing – to celebrate her life, her beautiful mind, her generous and kind deeds, and her spirit. If you chose, on that day, take time and reflect on your time with Linda. Where ever you may be, please meditate, light a light — a sparkler, release a balloon, and remember Linda for a shared time that was filled with joy and meaning; or when she helped illuminate the way for you towards knowledge, growth, and loving yourself and others. You may write out your memory and send it to Linda in a flame. You may even put the message in a bottle and launch it in a waterway on that day. Or keep it between the pages of a favorite book to read again. Linda will be delighted by your creativity and free spirit! Together, our collective conscience will celebrate having Linda as a precious friend, mentor, aunt, a sister, a wife, whom we dearly love because she first loved us. In lieu of flowers or donation, do a good deed in Linda’s name.

MARTHA BUBBLES SMYTHE RUSTON

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MARTHA BUBBLES SMYTHE RUSTON Passed away in the early morning of Oct 20, 2012, in Florence, Oregon. She went peacefully & quickly with the melodic voices of favorite Hawaiian Musicians playing in the background. She had been diagnosed 5 days before with Metastatic Lung Cancer. Born Martha Stillman Smythe on May 28, 1928 in Kohala to Bob and Pet (Robinson) Smythe. The Smythe family later moved to Oahu and resided in Manoa Valley. Martha attended Lincoln and Stevenson schools then later graduated in 1945 from Roosevelt – English Standard School. There she received her nickname “Bubbles” for her bubbly personality, quick wit and entertaining sense of humor. She worked as a supervisor for the State of Hawaii, Department of Social Services with 40+ years of service. She married her husband Bill. They traveled extensively in their motor home and all over the world until settling in the small town of Florence on the Oregon coast. Bubbles was past President of the Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club, past member of the Prince Kuhio Chorale Group and the Ka’ahumanu Society. She remained a long standing member of the Daughters of Hawaii, as the granddaughter of Mrs. Jane Stillman Smythe. Bubbles was also a member of the Florence Friendship Club & Florence Bridge Club. Bubbles is survived by her husband: William L. Ruston of Oregon, daughter and son in law; Tiare H. and W. Scott Burgess of Honolulu, granddaughter: Eva Tate H. (Maluhia) Reierson of New Zealand, sister: Eva N. Rudolph of Ohio, brother; Robert W. Smythe, Jr. of California, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and many devoted friends. Private Services were held at Bubbles’ request and donations may be made to the Daughters of Hawaii or the organization of your choice, in her name. Condolences maybe emailed to bubblesruston@gmail.com or mailed to 1456 Thurston Ave #703, Hon.,HI 96822

TAI YAU CHUNG, CLU,ChFC

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TAI YAU CHUNG, CLU, ChFC
Tai Yau Chung, CLU, ChFC, 84 year old retired president of Chung Insurance and Investment Group, died peacefully on October 23, 2012. He was born in Chungshan, China on June 2, 1928. In 1939, his father, Hong Chee Chung, brought him at the age of 11 years old and his mother, Sook Ee Lum Chung, to Hawaii. Tai Yau was educated at Kauluwela Elementary School and Kalakaua Intermediate School. After graduating from Farrington High School in 1948, he enrolled in Phillip’s College of Commerce and graduated with honors. After 10 years in the life insurance business, Tai Yau was named the agency manager of the West Coast Life Insurance Company in Hawaii. His agency was the most productive in the West Coast Life Insurance family and it boasted the honorable distinction of having all of its agents being members of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), the premier association of financial professionals. In addition to being a life member of MDRT, he was a member and former president of General Agents and Managers Association, former treasurer of Hawaii State Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and a member of National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. He was listed in Who’s Who in Hawaii and Who’s Who in Business and Finance in America. Besides being successful in his professional life, Tai Yau was a community leader with a passion for helping others. He has served as president and emeritus director of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, United Chinese Society, Ching Clan Benevolent Society and the Triple C Club. He was also a member of the See Dai Doo Society, Oahu Country Club, Farrington Alumni Community Foundation, Aloha Shriners, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and the First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu. He was a director for the Palolo Chinese Home and a charter member of the Ala Moana Rotary Club. Tai Yau was preceded in death by Alana Dung, his 3 year old granddaughter who died from leukemia but left a legacy of increasing the Hawaii Bone Marrow Registry by 30,788 donors and multiple bone marrow matches. He is survived by his loving wife, Norah Chung, his son, Dr. Alvin H. L. Chung, his daughter, Adelia Chung Dung and son-in-law Stephen Dung, two grandchildren, Spencer and Erin Dung, and his sister, Lillian Chang and brother-in-law Frank Chang. Visitation will be on Sunday, November 18 at Punahou School’s Thurston Memorial Chapel from 10 am – 12 noon. A celebration of his life will be held at 12:30 pm. Burial will follow at the Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Donations are suggested to Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific and the Alana Dung Research Foundation.


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