Obituaries for May 27

Brannock D. Au Sr., 66, of Volcano died March 23. Born in Honolulu, he worked for the family construction firm, William R. Au, Jr. General Contracting, and was at one time a state-ranked motocross racer. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by son, Brannock D. Au Jr.; daughters; Puanani, Shawnna-Lei and Calenna-Lani; brothers, Wedemeyer and Rusty; sisters, Marlene, Sharon and Vannassa; sister-in-law, Sandy; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins.

Brian Scott Chamberlin, 40, of Captain Cook died Aug. 25 in Captain Cook. He was a father, son, brother and grandson. Private services held. Online condolences: Survived by son, Jacob; daughter, Ashlyn; mother, Kathleen; brothers, Adam and Daniel. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Kenji Kawai, 82, of Hilo died May 18 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kamakura, Japan, he was the retired representative and president of Allied Signal Inc., Asia, and member of Japanese Community Association of Hawaii and numerous golf clubs. Services pending. Survived by wife, Ann Kawai of Hilo; sons, Akio (David McCauley) Kawai of San Francisco and Seiji (Fumiko) Kawai of Tokyo; daughter, Setsuko (Sheldon) Johnson of San Diego; sisters, Mikako Ito of Kamakura and Taeko Adachi of Kanagawa, Japan; sisters-in-law, Yuriko Kawai of Tokyo and Rumiko Kawai of Kamakura; brother-in-law, Masahiko Adachi of Kanagawa; six grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Dr. Michael Eugene Teuton Sr., 69, of Kailua-Kona died May 19 at Hospice of Kona Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Nashville, Tenn., he was a retired obstetrician and gynecologist and U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army veteran. Private services. Survived by wife, Chu Li Teuton of Kailua-Kona; children, Alison Teuton of North Carolina, Sarah Teuton and Michael Teuton Jr. of South Carolina and John Teuton of Maine; brother, Kenneth Teuton of South Carolina; sister, Cheryl Meadows of Georgia; grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


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