Kalina Darlene Chang

Posted On February 13th, 2014 -

2-13-KALINA-CHANGKALINA DARLENE CHANG Kalina passed away February 6, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. She was born in San Jose, CA to Joseph E. and Rose D. Nunes (deceased), descendants of Santa Clara Valley pioneer families. Kalina is survived by her husband, Garrick (Gary) Chang of Kaneohe, sons Leo. J. Trumello (wife Carolyn) of San Jose, CA and Carl J. Trumello of Pescadero, CA, daughter Tiffany R. Chang (husband David Victor) of Houston, TX, sister Sharon A. Hawkins (husband Jim) of Hollister, CA, and her beloved cats Miki and Maka. Kalina was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and The Keahiakahoe Canoe Club, Kahaluu. She loved to paddle and participate in races and enjoyed the friendship of her fellow paddlers. She was one of many volunteers working on refurbishing Hokule’a before her last historic voyage. Kalina was an accomplished seamstress, artist and graphic artist. She made beautiful custom silk leis, fostered kittens for the Hawaiian Humane Society, and in earlier years in California participated in the rodeo events of Barrel Racing and Mixed Team Roping. She was an avid fan of the UH Warriors and the New Orleans Saints. Kalina was kind, giving, and always there to help those in need- family, friend, or stranger. She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched. Visitation will be on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Kaneohe, followed by services beginning at 1:30 p.m. and Mass at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Valley of the Temples at 3:00 p.m. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Hawaiian Humane Society (www.hawaiianhumane.org) or the Donor’s favorite charity.


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