Edward Gum Hung AuEDWARD GUM HUNG AU On May 10, 2014 we lost our beloved father, Edward Gum Hung Au, at the age of 90. He was a family man, a businessman, a community servant, a proud veteran and a world traveler. Like his father who served in WW I, he was called to military duty with the onset of World War II and served in the U.S. Army. He worked at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Shop 17 as a sheet metal worker. After the war, he began a career as a plumber and sheet metal worker. Twenty years later, he had his own business, Au's Plumbing & Metal Work, Inc. (now Alaka'i Mechanical Corporation), a mechanical contracting firm that had 600+ employees throughout the State of Hawaii and Guam. Under his leadership as the President and Chairman of the Board, Au's Plumbing helped build some of the most prominent buildings that exist today in Hawaii. He was appointed by then Governor John Waihee to the Contractors License Board for two terms. His understanding of the difficult life immigrants faced in America led him to participate in many Chinese organizations. He became the President of the United Chinese Society, 1989; President of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, 1987-1988; Director, Palolo Chinese Home; Director, Mun Lun School and a member of the See Dai Doo Society. His achievements in helping the community and raising his children to be upstanding citizens, earned him the Chinese Model Father of the Year award in 1994. After retiring in 1990, Edward and Audrey traveled the world, cherished caring for their grandchildren and enjoyed entertaining friends. He was also Uncle Eddie to over forty nieces and nephews and loved them all! He is survived by the love of his life, wife Audrey, his children Alvin (Diane), Baldwin (Florence), Carolyn Sur (Kenneth), Derwin (Miwa), Evelyn Hee (Wilfred), Faye-Lynn Solidum (Ray), 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A celebration of his life is scheduled for Friday, June 13th at the Nuuanu Memorial Mortuary. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Services 11:30 a.m. & Burial 1:30 p.m. at Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased