The Garden Island
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89, passed away in Honolulu on December 10, 2018. Born in Honolulu on February 8, 1929 to Fai and Chong Shee Pong; he graduated St. Louis High (Class of ’49) and earned his pharmacy degree from Washington State (Class of ’55). Claron was a devout Catholic, member of the Holy Name Society, and an active member of St. Patrick’s Church singing regularly in the choir. His career as a pharmacist included ownership of Continental Drugs as well as working at Sav Mor, Stuart’s Pharmacy, and Holiday Mart/Daiei/Don Quixote eventually retiring from the Pali Long’s Drugs. He was also a volunteer pharmacist for the Aloha Medical Mission. Claron will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by Pacita (his wife of 53 years); sons Erick (Carmen), Edward (Linda), Erwin (Kathryn), and Elmer (Alie); daughter Joni; grandchildren Devyn, Aidan, Samantha, Sophie, Lauren, and Phoebe; brother Richard (Kwai Fong); sisters Ella Loui and Violet Chan; sister-in-law Wai Quon Pong; nephews & nieces.

Services: Visitation 8:30 – 10 a.m.; Memorial Service & Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Kaimuki. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Diamond Head Cemetery, lunch to follow at Happy Days Chinese Restaurant in Kaimuki. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Aloha Medical Mission or St. Patrick’s Church. Family requests aloha/ casual attire.

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