HARRY WAH CHUN YOUNG
Loving and Supportive Husband, Dad, Gung Gung and Tai Gung
At age 89, Harry Wah Chun passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 14, 2012 at 15 Craigside in Nuuanu. He was the fourth of ten children of Young Fong and Wong Shee born on September 10, 1922 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was raised in Kaimuki, and graduated from St. Patrick School, St. Louis School, University of Hawaii and Chung Shan Chinese School. Served in the military as a part Navy “Seabee” which was the Naval Construction Battalion. Dedicating over 42 years of Civil Service, he retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Design Branch as a Naval Architect Supervisor.
Gung Gung was always involved in the community both as a member and a leader. He was past president, on the board of directors, and advisor of St. Patrick School and Church, Chinese Catholic Society, Holy Name Society, Sun Mun Ting Society, Lung Doo Benevolent Society, and Chung Shan Association of Hawaii. He was a Past Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus. He was a Chartered Organization Rep with the Boy Scouts of America Pack and Troop 123.
Gung Gung traveled the world with his love of his life Popo. He fiddled with computers, fixing things and collecting clocks and watches. The most important thing to him was his family.
He is survived by wife Lam Jing “Jane”; sons Gregory (Meredyth), Arnold (Rebecca), Eugene (Lorraine), and Lance (Noriko); daughters Christine (Stuart) Lau, Suzanne (Kurt) Eleam and Janice (Gordon) Fukumoto; brothers Dr. Joseph (Barbara), Andrew (Mary Ann) and Robert (Joanie) Young; sisters, Amy Chann and Dolores (David) Chun and sisters-in-law, Constance and Una Mae Young. Grandchildren: Barry, Peter, and Jeremy Young; Shaun Young; Laurie (Stacy) Layton, Megan and Scott Lau; Jenna Young; Nicholas (Cori), Tricia and Shannon Mita; Tsukasa Sumiyoshi and Lindsey Young; Gail and Evan Fukumoto. Great-grand child: Kaenen Mita.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Wah Kei, Kenneth and Wah Kwai Gai Young and his older sister Millie Ng.
Heartfelt appreciation is sincerely extended to Oma and Joanne from Hospice Hawaii as well as to Dr. Houk, Kerianne and the caring staff at 15 Craigside.
Visitation and celebration of his life will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 am Monday June 25 at St. Patrick’s Church in Kaimuki, where a mass will begin at 11:00 am and the Burial to follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Casual attire.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to St. Patrick Church, St. Louis School or Hospice Hawaii.