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Obituaries for March 19

Charles Lindbergh Brodhead Jr., 86, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 22 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Quakertown, Pa., he was a retired thoracic surgeon, retired U.S. Navy captain and member of Kona Coast Church of the Nazarene. Celebration of Life from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at Kona Coast Church of the Nazarene. Service at 1 p.m. Luncheon will be served. For more information, call 808-498-0690. Survived by wife, Doris Brodhead of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Connie (Skip) Hollenden of Lincoln, Neb.; son, Charles (Leesa) Brodhead of Kailua-Kona; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii

Marija Bruggeman, 47, of Hilo died Jan. 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Croatia, she attended Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha. Services pending. No known survivors. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Irene Cunningham, 84, of Hilo died March 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Lahaina, Maui, she was a retired waitress at Ken’s House of Pancakes in Hilo. Private services held. Survived by sons, Charles (Anita) Cunningham of Hilo and Robert (Lei) Cunningham of Kaneohe, Oahu; daughter, Rena (Tom) Lodge of Keaau; brother, James (Phyllis) Abiva of Makakilo, Oahu; four grandchildren and six great-grandsons; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mariano Viloria delos Santos, 65, of Pahala died Feb. 10 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Barbar, San Juan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he was a retired tractor operator for Royal Hawaiian Orchards in Pahala and member of the Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation at 5 p.m. Wednesday (March 22) at the delos Santos residence, 96-3127 Puahala St. in Pahala, where an all-night vigil will be held. Visitation again from 8-10 a.m. Thursday (March 23) at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Celebration of Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Survived by wife, Francisca Penera delos Santos of Pahala; daughters, Marife (Percival) Nazaire of Kailua-Kona, Maribel (Dayne Sr.) Tsunezumi of Makakilo, May (Philip) Galacio and Maricel (Mikhal) Graig of Pahala; parents in-law, Leon C. Penera and Segundina L. Penera of Pahala; brothers, Marino (Rufina) delos Santos and Manuel (Erlinda) delos Santos of the Philippines; sisters, Dionisia (Benito) Visoria, Antonina delos Santos Verano and Apolonia (Diego Jr.) Dador, all of the Philippines; sister in-law, Shirley L. Penera of Honolulu; brother in-law, Freddie (Esther) Penera of Ewa Beach, Oahu; five grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and one grandniece. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Elsie Fontes, 90, of Honolulu, formerly of Hilo, died March 14 at the Liliha Health Care Center of Oahu. She was a homemaker. Visitation from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday (March 23) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by son, Damian A. Fontes of Kaneohe, Oahu; daughters, Donna Fagót and Trudy Cutler of Los Angeles and Eloise Akau of Seattle; sister, Lorene Della Torre of Kailua-Kona; five grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Steve Rikio Morishita, 62, of Hilo died March 4 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired U.S. Postal Service employee and member of Hilo Hongwanji Judo Club. Visitation from 5-6 p.m. Friday (March 24) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Michelle “Fulu” Morishita of Hilo; sons, Chase Morishita, Blaine (Carrie) Morishita and Ashley Morishita, all of Hilo; brother, Jon Morishita of Mountain View; sister, Ann (Michael) Imaizumi of Papaikou; four granddaughters; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Tien Minh Tran, 24, of Aurora, Colo., died March 7 in Nederland, Colo. Born in Hawaii, he was a senior airman with the U.S. Air Force 566th Intelligence Squadron. Visitation from 3-4 p.m. Thursday (March 23) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 4p.m. Visitation again from 9-10:30 a.m. Friday (March 24) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by father, Frank Tran of Houston; stepmother, Phung T. Mai of Houston; mother, Nhan T. Tran of Kurtistown; brother, Luan N. Tran of Pearl City, Oahu; sister, Sandy M. Tran of Las Vegas; a niece and a nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

 

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