Obituaries for August 15

Christian Lyder Gulbrandsen, 80, of Waimea died Aug. 8 at home. Born in Westby, Wis., he was retired dean and professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, a practicing internist specializing in hematology and oncology and researcher, was drafted for military service after his residency and assigned to the then-National Heart Institute as research associate in the Puerto Rico Heart Program, was the department chair, integrated medical residency program director, hematology-oncology division chief and acting clinical director at the UH Cancer Research Center, the acting director of the UH Arthritis Center, chaired the Hawaii Board of Medical Examiners and was co-founder and president of Medical Associates Ltd. Private family service held. No flowers or monetary offerings. Survived by wife, Dorothy; sons, Chris and Eric (Amy); sister, Elizabeth; brother, Lyder; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Gordon Alexander Ivon, 54, of Captain Cook died June 23 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in San Pedro, Calif., he was a tour guide for Mauna Kea Summit Adventures, former park ranger and member of Kona Toastmasters. Private service at a later date. Condolences can be sent to the family at P.O. Box 1615, Kealakekua, HI 96750. Survived by wife, Tonya Ivon of Captain Cook; mother, Susan Ivon of California; sons, Ryan (Cayla Nordloff) Wyatt of Captain Cook and Jonathan (Amanda Carr) Allen of Texas; brother, Robert Ivon III of California; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews, an aunt and cousins. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Hisao Kimura, 86, of Hilo died June 24 at a care home in Hilo. Born in Mountain View, he was retired from Hilo Products Inc. and a U.S. Army veteran. Private services held. No koden. No flowers. Survived by sisters, Sugako Matsubara and Kazue Kaya of Hilo; sister-in-law, Kay Kimura of Kaneohe, Oahu; brother-in-law, Elliot Endo of Ridgefield, Wash.; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mannix William Miller, 72, of Kalapana, formerly of Kailua-Kona, died June 21 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Berkeley, Calif., he was a retired fire captain with the Hawaii Fire Department and member of the Community Emergency Response Team. Gathering 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Honokohau Harbor for a scattering of his ashes and at 1 p.m. at the Honokohau Big Game Fishing Club for fellowship. Survived by companion, Valerie Barratt of Tasmania; sister, Rosalind Miller Urista (Donald) of Rancho Mirage, Calif.; one niece and one nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Roy Kazuo Yamashita, 76, of Keaau, formerly of Los Angeles, died July 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired mailroom supervisor with AVCO Financial Inc. and member of the Puna Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. No koden. Survived by brothers, Henry Yamashita of Cerritos, Calif., Edward (Betsy) Yamashita of Rosemead, Calif., and Herbert (Rachel) Yamashita of Keaau; sisters, Yukiko Uchida of Keaau, Thelma Abe of Tacoma, Wash., Sue (Edwin) Sugimoto of Carson, Calif., and Barbara (Alvin) Jitchaku of Hilo; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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