William “Bill” Lum Kow Wong, 91, of Honolulu, passed away on April 27, 2011 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born on July 24, 1919, in In Shan Kee , Chung Shun, China, he immigrated to Honolulu on July 24, 1936. He attended McKinley High School and Mun Lun Chinese School.
Bill worked in various positions for the Federal government for more than 34 years, and retired as a Teller from the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in 1976. He was also a retired real estate agent and a seasonal worker at H & R Block.
He was active in the Chinese Community and was President of Kwang Tung Community Association, Chung Shan Association, Chee Kung Tong, Wong Kong Har Tong, Hoo Cho Sha Society, Mun Lun School Alumni Association and the Chinese Labor Association. He was also a member of the Gook Doo Society, Kuo Ming Tang Society, Ket On Society and United Chinese Society.
He is survived by son Wymond W.M. (Sandra); daughter Sheri Ann (David) Lee; grandchildren Corrie Wong, Caitlyn Wong, Shanda Lee and Brennan Lee; sisters, Low Yee of In Shan Kee, China and Lau Tim of Hong Kong. He was preceded in death by wife, Sally Sun Wong.
Services will be held on May 24, 2011, at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Visitation at 10:00am. Service at 11:00am. Inurnment at 2:15pm at Nuuanu Memorial Park. The family requests no flowers.