GRACE SUI SAN DANG

Posted On January 12th, 2014 -

1-12 GRACE DANG1-12 GRACE DANG CHINESE CHARACTERSGRACE SUI SAN DANG, 92 Memorial Services for Grace “Ah Bee” Sui San Dang, 92, will be held at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Borthwick Mortuary, Vineyard Chapel, 1330 Maunakea Street. The family will greet friends from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. before the service. The family requests aloha attire be worn. Private Graveside Service for family will be held at Diamond Head Memorial Park, Honolulu, that afternoon. Grace passed away Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th, 2013, at home with family, in her suite at Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, Honolulu. Grace was born November 5th, 1921 in Shak Ki, Jung San, China, the daughter of merchant and entrepreneur parents, Ng and Wong Shee Pang. She was the youngest of three sisters, Margaret, Annie, Rose, and brother Walter. Grace married Edward Sieu Onn Dang on April 11th, 1942 in Honolulu. They were united in marriage for 71 happy and loving years. Grace spent 14 years as an interpreter and customer liaison for Japan Air Lines (JAL). She was the only female interpreter in the airline industry in Hawaii during that time period. She enjoyed the finest of life: as an avid traveler, gracious party host, and always surrounded by family, great friends, with good food and wonderful times. Following in her parents’ entrepreneurial ways, Grace left JAL to assist her husband Eddie at Hawaii Camera; a chain of camera and electronics stores which he co-owned. When Hawaii Camera was shuttered, Grace and Ed owned Plaza Camera together, located at the Chinese Cultural Plaza in Chinatown. After a short retirement, they partnered with lifelong friends and antique dealers, the Lu family, to form Jian, Inc., a Chinese import business, located on Pohukaina, then Kokea Street in Honolulu. Grace is survived by her husband, Edward O. Dang; three daughters, Lauren Kau, Carol “Mei Wun” Evans, and Sheri Kent; two sons-in-law, Clifton Kau and John Evans; two grandsons, Alan Kau, and Clifford Evans, and his wife Sarah; two great granddaughters, Shannon and Sophia Evans; Godson James Tom, and his wife Sharon, their daughter Joyce, and son Edward (California); Goddaughter Jean Yu (Taiwan); and many other family members.


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