ETHEL CHANG AU

Posted On March 2nd, 2014 -

3-2 Ethel Chang AuETHEL CHANG AU Age 90, of Honolulu, passed away February 10, 2014 in Honolulu. Born March 26, 1923 in Honolulu. Ethel Chang Au, daughter of the late Dr. Joseph and Elizabeth Chang, passed away peacefully at her Nuuanu home on Monday, February 10, 2014. Ethel was 90 years young. Preceded in death by her husband Wallace K. L. Au, Ethel was always proud that their four sons had graduated from her alma mater The Kamehameha Schools; Wallace KS 61′ (Shirley), Dr. Leslie KS 63′ (Karen), Joseph KS 71′ (Alexandra), Duane KS 75′ (Cheryl). She is survived by her four sons, seven of her eight grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren and her beloved brother Dr. Joseph S.M. Chang. Ethel attended Royal Elementary School and graduated from The Kamehameha Schools for Girls in 1941. Ethel and Wally moved to Lanai City and managed the 11 bedroom “Lanai Inn” for many years before leaving the island in 1968. Moving to Oahu Ethel had held several positions and eventually retired from the Waikiki Resort Hotel. Ethel was a multi-talented person who was well known for her artistic crafts which included feather and haku lei, wood carving, flower arrangements and her famous Christmas wreaths. Ethel’s joy in making beautiful things was matched only by the pleasure she got from giving them to family and friends. Ethel will always be remembered for her generous aloha spirit, her beautiful flowers, her artistic talents, and for the love that she had for The Kamehameha Schools. A celebration of Ethel’s life will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 2747 Pali Hwy. (808) 595-3105. Gathering will begin at 10:00 AM followed by Mass at 11:00 AM. A luncheon reception will follow in the parish hall. Interment will be at 2:15 PM at Diamond Head Memorial Park, 529 18th Ave. (808) 734-1954. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.


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