Obituaries for Sunday — March 2, 2003

Vilma Dunbar, Jeanne Balinong


Vilma Dunbar

Vilma Elaine Dunbar, born Feb. 19, 1921 in Providence, Rhode Island, died on Feb. 25, 2003 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

The wife of Captain John P. Dunbar, USN (Ret.) JAG, (deceased), they had six children.

A Navy WAVE during W.W.II, she later she worked in the House of Representatives, Washington D.C., Time/Life Magazine, New York, the Korean Consulate in Hawai’i as an executive secretary skilled in diplomatic protocol, and in Child and Spouse Abuse at Pearl Harbor.

Vilma was a kind human being who loved Hawai’i, writing, singing and horseback riding.

Family and friends may call on Mar. 6, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo at 9 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kaua’i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.


Jeanne Balinong

Jeanne Balinong of Wailua, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Feb. 27, 2003 at the age of 68.

Born in Canton, Ohio on Dec. 22, 1934, she was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by daughter, Patti Balinong. She is survived by husband, Alby; two sons, Dale Pochinski of Idaho and Warren Balinong of ‘Oma’o; three daughters, Angela Balinong of Kona, Donna Kovarik of Wailua and Alexis (Gordon) Carvalho of Wailua; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 7, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; service officiated by Father Paul will begin at 10 a.m. Followed by interment at Kaua’i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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