Obituaries for Wednesday, August 27, 2008

• Leonardo Cabatan

• William Fischer

• Abraham Mundon


Leonardo Cabatan

Leonardo R. Cabatan of ‘Ele‘ele died Aug. 17, 2008, at Wilcox Hospital at the age of 66. Born Jan. 5, 1942, in Agno, Pangasinan, Philippines, he was a drip operator with McBryde Sugar Company.

He was preceded in death by parents Benjamin and Simeona Cabatan.

He is survived by wife Prima Cabatan; sons Joey and Jesse Cabatan, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother Nestor Cabatan of Puhi; sisters Norma (Claro) Reposar of Hanapepe, Emelda (Efren) Gray of Puhi, Puring (Justiniano) Abaya, Lucerna (Fernando) Nino, and Trifina Cabatan, all of the Philippines; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel; service at 7 p.m.; friends may also visit from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, at Holy Cross Catholic Church; Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. followed by burial at the Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.


William Fischer

William J. “Bill” Fischer died Aug. 14, 2008, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born May 14, 1944, in Milwaukee, Wis., and moved to Kaua‘i from San Mateo, Calif., in 1995.

He is survived by sister Margaret Kauffman of San Francisco, Calif.; and his nephews James Nixon of Kapa‘a, Andrew Kauffman of Enschede, the Netherlands, and Benjamin and Matthew Kauffman of San Francisco, Calif.

Bill’s friends are invited to join his family at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, for a memorial service at the Lighthouse Christian Church, 4150 Kilauea Lighthouse Road in Kilauea, 808-828-6682.


Abraham Mundon

Abraham K. Mundon died Aug. 25, 2008, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 92. Born Feb. 3, 1916, in Kapa‘a, he was retired as a captain with the Kaua‘i Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by wife Lillian Fu Mundon; sons Michael Lawrence, Michael Hoonani and Lawrence; brothers Francis Mundon and George Mundon; sisters Norma Lyons, Thelma Bush and Miriam Wong; son-in-law Mel Prim; daughters-in-law Diane Mundon McCluskey and Annette Mundon; and great-granddaughter Jayda Mundon.

He is survived by son James “Bully” Mundon of Lihu‘e; daughters Helene (Lee) Pulley of Texas and Judy Prim of Kapa‘a; daughter-in-law Carylee Mundon; brothers-in-law Charles Fu and Edwin (Linda) Fu; sisters-in-law Ellen (Thomas) Kaneakua, Anna Pacheco and Hattie Baptiste; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held with visitation from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Kapa‘a First Hawaiian Church; services begin at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at 2 p.m. at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Family suggests casual or aloha attire.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the Mundon family with arrangements.

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