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Taps: Russell Wong

February 12, 2020

Russell Timothy Kwan Tim Wong, 73, of Hilo, died January 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Hawaii Air National Guard 291st Combat Communications Squadron technical sergeant, had also served in the Hawaii Army National Guard and was a hunter and fisherman. 

Visitation 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; flowers welcome. 

Survived by wife, Nanette Wong of Hilo; children, Alana (Bryan) Grace of Keaau, Andrea Wong of Puyallup, Washington, Andrew (Melissa) Wong of Waimea and Heidi Wong of Hilo; sister, Dorinda (Ronald) Choy of Des Moines, Wash.; mother-in-law, Nancy Van Cleave of Kurtistown; brothers-in-law, John (Deborah) Van Cleave of Eugene, Oregon, Timothy (Robin) Van Cleave and Donald Jeff Van Cleave of Kurtistown; sister-in-law, Jennifer Van Cleave of Kurtistown; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary

Retiree News extends heartfelt sympathy to Russel’s family and friends.

Special thanks to Athena (Atiz) Benevides and Harvey Motomura for forward Russel’s full obituary. Both served in the 291 CBCS.

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