WAH KAM CHING
WAH KAM CHING Wah Kam Ching of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away peacefully at his home on May 1, 2015. He was born in Punalu'u, Oahu, on November 4, 1920, the fourth of sixteen children to Yan Quong and Tom Shee Ching. In 1929 he moved to On Ding, China to live with his grandparents. He returned to Honolulu in 1940 and worked at Pearl Harbor as an electrician helper and a heavy equipment truck driver. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946. After WWII, he worked at Fort Shafter Motorpool as a truck driver, retiring in 1975 after 33 years. In 1977 he worked for the State of Hawaii as a custodian, retiring in 1984. After retirement, Wah Kam enjoyed traveling to China, numerous times with his wife, Rose. He enjoyed his weekly visits to Chinatown to meet with friends and frequented the Chinese History Center to talk story. He was a member of the See Dai Doo,Ching Clan and Yin Sit Sha societies. He is survived by wife Rose; son Kamson (Cheryl); daughters Darrylyn (Daniel) Rawlins, Alva (Phillip) Primm, Jana Doucette; 6 grandchildren and 4 great- grandchildren; brothers Walter, Godfrey, Robert, Gerald, Gordon, Vernon; sister-in-law Frances Ching; sisters Juanita Lam, Abigail Kam, Mary Jane Ching, Vivian Zimmerman, Loretta Nekota. Visitation 10:30am, Service 11:30am Thursday, May 28 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Burial 2:00pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased