Womans donations to
island causes divulged
after her death
Hazel Van Allen, 80By Mary Adamski
Several Hawaii social service and cultural organizations benefitted from the generosity of Hazel Van Allen but there's not a news clipping to be found about her philanthropy.
"She certainly was a major player in this field, and very self-effacing," said Landy Chapman, Salvation Army planned giving director.
Van Allen, 80, and her husband William, a retired Army colonel and former trust officer, had homes in Hawaii and Reno, Nev. She died June 27 at the Hospice of Northern Nevada in Reno.
Together the Van Allens dispensed gifts from the $20 million trust foundation she established as a memorial to her first husband, W. Herbert Bretzlaff.
"They had a very deep feeling for the people in Hawaii," said Chapman. "They had been building up endowment funds for charities all the way across the country."
Chapman said Van Allen set up an endowment fund for the Salvation Army family treatment services and contributed to it over several years.
She was also a benefactor of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, John Howard Association, Kindergarten and Children's Aid Association of Hawaii, Bishop Museum, the Honolulu Symphony and Honolulu Academy of Arts. Van Allen has also contributed to Galludet University for the deaf in Washington, D.C., and Hillsdale College in Michigan.
"Sometimes people are interested in the publicity or recognition," said Chapman. "The Van Allens weren't that way. They were very humble and private people.
"Hazel was a real active and vivacious wahine. She seemed to me to be a very spiritual person."
Services will be held Saturday at the Lear Theater in Reno.
Josephine K. Brown, 85, of Waipahu, who retired from the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, died last Wednesday in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Carl K.; sons Jonathan K. and Tim A. Brown and Clemente Kapono; brothers Manuel and Peter Jhun; sisters Elizabeth Adams, Gertrude LeBron, Julia Resentes, Audrey Chun, Carmen Staszkow, Bella Hong, Betsy Hinau, Marie Ng and Koni Rasmussen; and two grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Jesus M. Cabading, 89, of Honolulu, who retired from Thom's Barber Shop, died Thursday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by daughters Valentina Pascua and Cecilia Burns, brothers Arturo and Antonio, nine grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.
William E.W. "Billy" Cameron, 45, of Kailua, died Saturday in Kailua. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by father Earle E., sisters Earldene L. Lewis and Jackie O. McConnell, and brother Earle W. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Margaret H. "Nona" Chang, also known as Margaret O. Chang, 90, of Honolulu, a retired forelady for Hawaiian Pineapple Co., died July 3 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son Frederick, daughter Evelyn K.T. Rodrigues, brothers Masao and Nobuo Ono, sister Jean Ho, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Edwin Chung, 55, of Waianae, a construction inspector for Pearl Harbor Public Works, died Saturday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Lihue, he is survived by son Michael Hyun Suk and brothers Leonard and Dennis. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Harris "Harry" Cohn, 71, of Aiea, a retired salesman for Schuman Carriage, died Monday in Honolulu. Born in New York, he is survived by daughter Jennifer, son Chris, sister Sandra Weintraub and nine grandchildren. Services: 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the family residence, 98-099 Uao Place., Apt. No. 2607, in Aiea. Casual attire.
Jean H. Fukuda, 58, of Honolulu, co-owner and operator of Something Special! and Wheatgrass Pacifica, died Thursday at home. She was also a director of Small Business Hawaii. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Wayne, daughter Jeanine, and brother Herbert Ohta. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire.
Conrad B. Hamann, 71, of Honolulu, a retired security guard, died May 12. He is survived by daughter Tammy, son Jeffrey, and sister Bonnie Waisner. Services: 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
George K.K. "China" Kane, 63, of Honolulu, an employee at Standard Plumbing, died Friday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by companion JoAnna Adkins; son George Jr.; daughters Georgette, Georgeiann and Dawn; sister Sarah Sukimoto; brothers Richard, Edward and Simeon Kauila; hanai children Ah Sookie, Ah Mookie, Tiffany, Bernadine, Jane, Richard, Alex, John, Regina, Delilah, Tita and Gabriel; 22 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to noon. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.
Mildred C. Kida, 78, of Honolulu, a retired founder of Kida Nursing Home, died Thursday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Waihee, Maui, she is survived by son Alan T.; daughters Marjorie M. Ige and Diane Y. Fukuda; brothers Thomas, Wallace and Walter Nakama; sisters Clara Watanabe, Doris Ajifu, Ethel Knueppelholz and Gladys Oancea; and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Emilio Martin, 67, of Chicago, formerly of Waipahu, died March 12. Born in Waialua, he is survived by brothers Ricarte and Hermenio "Mike" and sisters Rosita Nelson and Caroline Busano. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Shelton S. Maruyama, 16, of Hilo, a student at Waiakea High School, died Monday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, he is survived by father Robert Jr., mother Winona Ninio, brother Dayton, grandfathers Robert Maruyama and George Sakoda and great-grandmother Dionecia Cabango. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 2:30 p.m. Casual attire.
Solomon K. Maunu, 82, of Honolulu, a crane operator at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Monday in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. Born in South K ona, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Violet; son Melvin "Keahukapu;" daughters Marilyn Castro, Carolyn "Haunani" Maunu-Hendrix and Puanani Maunu-MacKenzie; brother Samuel Kahikina; sisters Mary Ah Nee and Lucy Kaona; and six grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.
Tsurue Minami, 94, of Aiea died July 1 in Korean Care Home. Born in Waimalu, she is survived by sons Wataru, Rodney and Wayne; daughters Mitsue Kawano, Chieno Murakami, Margaret Furuya and Sandra Kuwahara; brother Richard Kamei; sister Misao Yokote; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.
Trask K. Miranda, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Fire Department captain, died Thursday in St. Francis Hospice. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by companion Elsie Cantu, son Trask Jr., daughters Thyra Miranda and Tane Koahou, sister Annie Gross and six grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church. Call after 5:30 p.m. Graveside services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.
Iwao Mizuta, 84, of Kailua, a retired Kailua High School teacher, died July 6 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Tamayo M. Private services.
Levi Naia, 67, of Ewa Beach, a retired executive chef, died July 1. Born in Pahala, Hawaii, he is survived by son Levi Jr. and daughters Jana Quinto and Lynnen Kim. Private inurnment.
William K. "Bill" Nakamoto, 58, of Honolulu, vice president of New World Products Co., died Saturday in Queen's Hospital. He was also president of the Community Coalition for Neighborhood Safety. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Emilyn "Emi;" son Thomas; daughters Kristie and Jenny; mother Ayako; brother Edwin; and sisters Hope Nakaima, Kay Enomoto and Audrey Asato. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Kame Y.G. Nakasone, 95, of Honolulu, a retired trimmer for Libby McNeil Libby, died Saturday in Liliha Health Care Center. Born on Okinawa, she is survived by son Edward; daughters Alice Tengan, Helen Kido, Doris Ishiki, Nancy Okuma and Violet Sahara; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.
Patrick S. "Trash" Pololu, 52, of Haleiwa, who retired from Hawaiian Bitumuls Paving and Precast Co., died July 4. Born in Kahuku, he is survived by wife Darlene J.N.; sons Zeb, Faron and Royce; daughters Lila, Clarice and Shiloh; brother Abel; sisters Mary "Malia" Kamisato and Irene Pololu; and a grandson. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Liliuokalani Protestant Church. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire.
Sotero J. Sagabaen, 88, of Kona, Hawaii, a retired sugar plantation laborer, will be remembered in a Mass 9 a.m. Friday at St. John's Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. He died in Kona Community Hospital after a car accident June 30. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Lilia M.
Amanda M. Stutheit, 69, of Oceanview, Hawaii, a schoolteacher, died Friday in Houston. She was also a real estate agent. Born in Arkansas, she is survived by husband Jim, sons Steve and Bruce, daughters Jan Stutheit and Joan Gaunt, brother George Moore and three grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Friday at Oceanview Evangelical Community Church. Burial: West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Anne Y. Tong, 44, of Honolulu died last Wednesday in Straub Hospital. Born in China, she is survived by mother Sau Wan Lee, brothers Yim Chan and Benny and sister Dona Mau. Taoist services: 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Diep Tran, 64, of Honolulu died Monday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Vietnam, she is survived by husband Benny Long; sons Phillip and Lennie Long; daughters Maria, Julie and Linda Long; and four grandchildren. Call from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Mirtie H. Tune, 94, of Kona, Hawaii died Monday in Kona Community Hospital. Born in Crockett, Texas, she is survived by son Jerrell, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. No services.
Kimiko Yamada, 87, of Honolulu died July 1 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughters Florence Maeda, Amy Yamada and Helen Tanaka; brother John Iwai; sister Violet Tasaka; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.
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