Obituaries for Sunday, August 31, 2008

• Abraham Mundon

• Marciel Polan

• Betty Key

• Placido Palpallatoc


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.


Marciel Polan

Marciel Andrea Ilimalani Polan of Lihu‘e died Aug. 25, 2008, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 42. Born March 23, 1966, on O‘ahu, she was a lot attendant for Dollar Rent A Car.

She is survived by parents Joseph M. Polan and Dorothy F. Polan; sister Michele A.U. Ornellas; brother Michael A.K. (Cheryl) Polan; nieces and nephews Sashan A.C. Costa Brum, Shyla M. Costa Brum, Duncan Costa Brum Jr., Nicole Polan, Michael L. Polan Jr. and Natalie Polan; grandnephew Kingsten Castillo; and numerous aunties and uncles.

Memorial services will begin with visitation at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Immaculate Conception Church; Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Betty Key

Betty J. Key of Honolulu died Aug. 13, 2008, at Wahiawa Hospital at the age of 69. Born July 3, 1939, in Honolulu, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by father Richard H. Key Sr., mother Vivian A. Key and companion Gersham Waiau.

She is survived by sons Ronald (Laura) and Patrick (Lisa) Brustowicz, Nelson (Myrna), Frankie and Lawrence Rita; daughters Gloria and Sheila Rita; 14 grandchildren; brothers Arthur and Richard Key; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will begin at noon on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Salt Pond Pavilion by Keiki Pond; a celebration of her life will follow. Casual attire is suggested. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Ashes will be scattered at a later date.


Placido Palpallatoc

Placido Ventura Palpallatoc died Aug. 19, 2008, at Nuuanu Hale at the age of 99. Born Oct. 2, 1908, in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he was a tailor and construction laborer in Hanapepe and a chef in Waikiki.

He is survived by daughter Leonora “Tika” (William) Van Osdol of Kaliua-Kona, grandson William “Billy V.” (Sawako) Van Osdol of Honolulu, granddaughter Mikilani Van Osdol of Kailua-Kona, great-grandsons Jonah Kaulia and Leion Van Osdol, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Service and scattering of ashes will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Kaimana Beach in Waikiki.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Mortuary.

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