Anna Maria Brault,By Bud Smyser
hospice pioneer, dies
Dr. Anna Maria Brault, former Honolulu city health director and a pioneer in the hospice movement in Hawaii, died after a long illness on Nov. 18 at the Hospice House of Hospice Hawaii in Enchanted Lake.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 2 at St. Anthony's Church-Kailua at 114 Makawao St. A reception will follow. Ashes will be scattered privately.
Brault, whose maiden name was Guidara, is survived by her husband, Dr. Roger B. Brault, a retired surgeon.
Their lives had been intertwined since they met and married in 1954 as students at the University of Ottawa School of Medicine. They were co-valedictorians of the 1957 graduating class. Brault, a native of Boston, gave her speech in English. Her husband, Montreal-born, made his in French.
They did their medical residency at Queen's Hospital and have called Hawaii home ever since, living in Lanikai since 1966. She entered private practice in Kailua as a specialist in internal medicine, while he performed surgery, principally at Castle Memorial Hospital.
They gave several years to medical missionary work in Third World countries and worked for several months with Mother Theresa in India. Because of an interest in hospice work, they also volunteered at the "mother hospice" -- St. Christopher's in London -- and at other London hospices.
Brault served for a time as medical director for St. Francis Hospice here, which is in its 21st year. She and her husband also were founding directors of Hawaii's second hospice, Hospice Hawaii, now marking its 20th anniversary. She got a University of Hawaii public health degree in 1978.
In 1979, Brault was appointed director of the state Health Department's Communicable Disease Division. After little more than a year in this capacity, Mayor-elect Eileen Anderson chose her to be city health director during Anderson's four-year term from 1981 through 1985.
As director, Brault campaigned to reduce smoking in public places and was involved in sorting out federal-state-city ambulance service responsibilities.
Both Braults were on the board of directors of Catholic Charities. In 1992 she was elected to the board of Project Concern International, an agency to combat infant mortality and malnutrition.
George K. "Mutt" Aea, 67, of Kapaakea, Molokai, died Nov. 15 in Molokai General Hospital. He was born in Kaluaaha, Molokai. He is survived by wife Eleanor N.; children Darcy, Darrell, Brenda, George Jr., Annie and Summer; brothers Charles Martin, Sampson and Albert Aea and Edward and David Kalima; sisters Annie Solomon, Eliza Simeona, Pearl Kalilikane, Lorraine Luuloa and Miriam Kaauwai, 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Kalaiakamanu Hou Church in Kalamaula, Molokai. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kapaakea Cemetery.
Francis Aloiau, 72, of Kaneohe died Saturday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by sisters Ella Chai, Rita Chu and Cecelia Ceballos. Graveside services: noon Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Santiago P. "Ago" Andres, 71, of Kohala, Hawaii, died last Wednesday in Kohala Hospital. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by aunt Maria L.T. Panag. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Call from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Burial: Kohala County Cemetery. Casual attire.
Marian B. Bahrenburg, 89, of Honolulu died Thursday in Arcadia Retirement Residence. She was born in Salamanca, N.Y. She is survived by grandsons James, Jeffery and John, and daughter-in-law and care giver Susan Bahrenburg Matthews. Private services.
Nehemias E. Benitez, 78, of Honolulu, a retired steward from Hilton Hawaiian Village, died Oct. 8 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Natividad V.; sons Solomon and Victorio; daughters Nena V. Benitez and Zenaida Anguay; brother Amante; sisters Felisa Calilao, Priscilla Ordonez and Perfecta Benitez, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Robert K. "Boogie" Boner, 58, of Honolulu died Thursday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Adelaide K. Kealohapauole; sister Dianne H.; daughter Arleen M.; sons Robert K. Jr., Brian P., Robert K. III and Sun Lopaka P.K., two granddaughters and a great-granddaughter. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire.
Modesto B. Castillo, 89, of New Mill Camp, Kauai, a crane operator for McBryde Sugar Co., died Saturday at home. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria B.; children Alfred and MacArthur Castillo, Josephine Samoy and Pacita Tegen, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Call from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Burial: Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.
Flora Lam Chun, 93, of Honolulu, who retired from the Veterans Administration, died Thursday in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Andrew; daughters Nancy Shen and Ramona Sayre; sisters Mary Yap, Elizabeth Leong and Grace Katsura; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Harvest Chapel, 3650 Waialae Ave. Call after 10 a.m. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice. Casual attire.
Ellen P. "Polly" Foster, 53, of Mililani Town, a data entry clerk at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Nov. 2 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband O.K.; sons Carl K. and Kawika; daughters Trinaellen Wegesend and Happy Foster; mother Ellen K. "Tita" Lum; brother Solomon Lum; sister Rhoda Kaluai and four grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Winona Freitas, 63, of Honolulu died Saturday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert; sons Robert Jr. and Stephen; brothers Libert Jr., Alfred, Edwin, Richard, Melvin and Douglas Chan; mother Hazel Chan; hanai sons Sam Kaina, Kennard Hicks and Neil Carmody, and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Call again from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.
Sueko Hirokawa, also known as Sueko Higa Hirokawa, 86, of Pearl City, a retired schoolteacher from McKinley High School, died Nov. 12 in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Richard T.; brothers Yeiji and Charles E. Higa, and sisters Tsuru and Kikue Higa, Haruko Kaneshiro and Gertrude Moriguchi. Private services.
Rodrick A. "JR" Hubert Jr., infant son of Rodrick A. Hubert and Trishia R. Ragragola died Saturday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He is also survived by sister Shaute Chere-Ann; half sister Eileen McCarthy; grandparents Patricia Pavao, Arthur Hapakuka, Alberto Ragragola, Chere-Ann Rowland and James N. Hubert, and great-grandparents Alfred and Edith Pavao and Bernice Ragragola. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Wailuku Church of God, 2123 Kahookele St. Call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial: Na Wai Eha Cemetery. Casual attire.
Shirley R. Idao, 65, of Waianae and Hilo died Thursday in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Aquilino "Aku" and Charles; daughters Charlotte Idao, Gloria Woodruff and Grace Cabral; sisters Juanita "Baby" Magallanes and Delores "Inday" Lahorra, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 4 to 7 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.
Toshi S. Ishikawa, 83, died Friday in . She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Laurel M. King and Dr. Muriel Y. Ishikawa Wood; brothers Yukimasa and Tomeichi Shiraki; sisters Fumiko Miyazaki and Yasuko Ishida, and three grandchildren. Services at a later date.
Sarah Johnson, 80, of Honolulu died Nov. 13 in Kaiser Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Edward Stewart. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.
Goro Koizumi, 75, of Aiea, a retired supervisor for Kaneohe and Aiea Post Office, died Nov. 16 at home. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Betty, son Alan, daughters Gail Nakada and Renee Koizumi, brother Saburo, sister Janet Saruwatari and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.
Henry J. Le Masters, 92, of Kaaawa, a retired construction laborer, died Nov. 16 in Kaaawa. He was born in Santa Cruz, Calif. He is survived by grandson Wayne "Arthur" Mears and great-grandchildren Bret and Chad Betley. Private services.
Marjorie A.C.M.H. Miller, 82, of Kailua died Friday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Francis, brothers and sisters. Private services. Scattering of ashes at sea. Contributions suggested to St. Andrew's Cathedral or charity.
Walter L. Miske, 72, of Kaneohe, a jeweler with House of Adler, Holiday Mart Jewelry and Diamond Exchange, died Nov. 12 in Castle Hospital. He was born in Milwaukee. He is survived by sons Walter, Gary and Thomas; daughters Jacqueline Barker and Patricia Mau; brother Eugene Miszewski, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.
Henry S. Morello Jr., 64, of Kihei, Maui, and Palo Alto, Calif., an administrative assistant, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in California. He is survived by companion Beth Sukimoto. Private services.
Jessie M. Myers, 78, of Kauai and Kihei, an artist, died Nov. 23 in Maui Memorial Hospital. She was born in Chester, England. She is survived by son Christopher; daughters Susan Hoff, JoAnne Lipinski and Renee Ingeberg; sister Eileen Strong; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.
Takeji "Togo" Ogasawara, 78, of Kailua died Saturday in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Kekaha, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Emy; son Keith; daughter Eileen Ogasawara-Chun; brother Don; sisters Akiyo Seo and Janice Yuen, and a grandchild. Memorial services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Central Union Church, Atherton Chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.
Roy S. Okada, 75, of Kahului, owner of Roy's Photo Center in Kahului, died Friday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Jean, son Kevin K., daughters Kiko "Patricia" and Karen K., sister Midori Hirano, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Kahului Union Church. Call after 3 p.m. Private burial at sea. Casual attire. No flowers.
Malcolm W. Rasmussen, 74, of Honolulu, president of M.W. Rasmussen Co. Inc., died Friday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marie, sons William and Richard, and five grandchildren. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Star of the Sea Church. Call after 11:30 a.m. Entombment: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Lung Association of Hawaii.
Gavino Romuar, 87, of Kailua died Friday at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Aurora; son Gavino Jr.; daughters Marilyn Creek, Nora Pillori, Kathy DeAguiar and Gloria Perreira; sister Dolores, and seven grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Kailua. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Charles B. Sheets, 68, of Pearl City, a self-employed heavy equipment operator, died Nov. 4 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Iowa. He is survived by companion Delphina Fuller, son Darel, daughter Carol Giansiracusa, mother Bernice Griffiths, brother Ivol Jr., sister Sharon Costa, grandmother Ethel and five grandchildren. Gathering of family and friends: 1 p.m. Sunday at 92-1014 Makakilo Drive, Unit 1040. Casual attire. No flowers.
Chiyoko N. Tanaka, 93, of Honolulu, a retired teacher at Kalihi-Waena Elementary School, died Nov. 5 in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Kealakekua-Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Robert and Wallace, daughters Alice Couch and Betty Lau, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.
Alexander K. Waialeale, also known as "Alex" or "Bully Boy," 54, of Honolulu, a supervisor of security at University of Hawaii at Manoa, died Nov. 15 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Joseph; brothers Albert and Thomas, and sisters Mary Houpo, Winifred Gilley, Betty Jane Larkins and Ruth Luttrell. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Edward I. Wakabayashi, 87, of Honolulu died Nov. 13 in Straub Hospital. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Blanche M., sons Bruce and Eric, and sisters Grace Kohama and Doris Yoshida. Private services.
Margaret K.H. Wilhelm, 77, of Wahiawa died Nov. 4 in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Henry K. Jr., Anson K. and Gehrig Stone and Richard Wong; daughters Angeline King, Penelope and Pandora Wong, Seline Rosario, Dorothy M.Stone-Preston and Margaret Sari Hao; sisters Emily Dulay and Aileen Ho, 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.
Michael Wond, 98, of California, who retired from Consolidated Amusement Co., died last Wednesday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Michael M. Jr., daughter Harriet Wond Little, sisters Rosemond Contos and Eloise Williams, brother Edmund, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. next Wednesday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Oahu Cemetery. No flowers. Donations suggested to Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 800 Kaheka St., Honolulu 96814.
Helen B. Zampaga, 81, of Waipahu, a retired housekeeper at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, died Saturday in St. Francis-West Hospital. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Mariano Quismondo, Stanley and John Pascua Jr. and Stephen Zampaga; daughters Irene Love, Linda Ikeda and Stephanie Zampaga; brother Louis Balasanos; sister Rose Garcia, 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.
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