Obituaries for Friday, March 16, 2012

• Elpidio Mendoza • Eugene Brennan • Andrew Einck

Elpidio  Mendoza

Elpidio V. Mendoza of Kaumakani died on Feb. 25, 2012, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 80. Born on July 23, 1935, in Cadaratan Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was an herbicide truck driver with Olokele Sugar Plantation.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Damaso and Maria Mendoza; brothers, Santiago Mendoza of Kekaha and Cipriano Mendoza, Celidonio Mendoza, Geronimo Mendoza and Justino Mendoza, all of Philippines; and sisters, Marta Mendoza and Leonora Gervacio, both of Philippines.

He is survived by his wife, Precie Mendoza (Visitacion); two sons, Efren (Imelda) Mendoza and Christopher (Josie) Mendoza, both from California; two daughters, Imelda Mendoza of California and Elma (Palani) McCracken of ‘Ele‘ele; a brother, Florencio Mendoza of Philippines; sisters, Felicidad Fontanilla and Venancia Manalastas, both of Philippines; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held on March 17 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel, with visitation from 9 to 10 a.m. Service to begin at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.                     

The family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

Eugene Brennan

Eugene A. “Gene” Brennan of Syracuse, N.Y., died March 14, 2012, at his home in Kalaheo. Born on Oct. 10, 1919, in Syracuse, he graduated from Syracuse University, class of 1942. He served in the Army Air Force during WWII. In the FBI (1947 to 1976), he was assigned to the Omaha, Philadelphia, Springfield, WFO offices and FBI Headquarters.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Judy.

He is survived by his wife Lauren; son, Tim of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; stepson, Cliff Heen of Honolulu; daughter, Keavy of Honolulu; granddaughter, Julie and great grandson, Riley, of Lyons, Colo.

Memorial services will be held at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo on March 19. Visitation begins at 3 p.m. followed by Mass at 4 p.m. Family requests casual attire and no flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the Brennan family with arrangements.

Andrew Einck

 Andrew Cullen Einck died peacefully in his sleep on March 7, 2012. Born Sept. 20, 1992, on the island of Kaua‘i, he was a long-time resident of Hawai‘i. He moved to the Mainland after suffering a debilitating accident in December 2008.

He is survived by his parents, Emma Quinn and John Einck; grandparents, Richard Einck and Barbara C. Quinn; aunts, Kathleen Slevin, Barbara McBride, Cydney Einck and Stacy Eckberg; uncle, William C. Quinn; and numerous cousins and friends.

Services will be held on Kaua‘i in the near future.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted by The Friends of Andrew Einck Fund to support Shiners’ Children’s Hospitals. Send donations c/o First Hawaiian Bank, Koloa, HI 96756.


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