BERNARD CHU KIN CHING

Posted On May 29th, 2011 -

BERNARD CHU KIN CHING

Bernard Chu Kin Ching of Nuuanu, 72, a retired HPD Officer and former Loss Prevention Director for Sears Hawaii, passed away May 25, 2011, surrounded by family and close friends. Born in Honolulu and a widower, he was the youngest of five children. “Bernie” graduated from then St. Louis College in 1956 and was part of the 12th HPD recruit class in 1960. At HPD, “Detective Ching” was once part of an elite undercover unit that answered only to the Police Chief and was a noted expert on “Yakuza” in Hawaii, once testifying before the U.S. Congress. Bernard was a frequent actor on the original “Hawaii Five-0,” making numerous appearances during the hit show’s 12 year run. After 25 years at HPD, he worked for Sears Hawaii and retired after two more decades of dedicated service. A gifted chef, he once operated his own restaurant in McCully. At home, he loved to entertain and often prepared elaborate 9-course Chinese dinners, something friends and family still talk about. Bernard will be deeply missed and remembered as a loving father, a tireless worker, and a loyal friend. He is survived by his five sons: Kenneth, Kevin, Michael, Shawn, and Jason; siblings Dorothy, Laura and Samuel, and five grandchildren. Services will be held on Friday, June 3, 2011 at First Presbyterian Church, Ko`olau Country Club, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The family graciously requests no flowers.


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