July 25, 2012
Chia-Ling Chang, 85 of Honolulu died in Honolulu.
She was born in Shanghai China, one of six children born to Shing-Tze and Kuo Pu Lee Chang. She earned a scholarship to Smith College in Massachusetts, obtained her degree, and went on to complete graduate school at the University of Oxford, England. She returned to the United States to begin her lifelong career as an educator, starting at the University of California Los Angeles Lab School. She later moved to Hawaii to teach at the University of Hawaii Manoa Lab School, and also ran a program on the Waianae Coast for 17 years, teaching Hawaiian children to read and write. In her commitment to helping others advance their education, she supported the Summer Student Research Program and many charitable organizations focused on advancing education and care.
She is survived by her brothers Chia-chin, of Chatsworth, California, and Chia-hsi and Chia-jui, both of Shanghai, China.
Private scattering of ashes. Contributions to keep her good work ongoing can be made to Chia-Ling Chang Endowment Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation.