MELVIN OIE QUON DANG
MELVIN OIE QUON DANG Born in Waimea, Kauai, on December 17, 1919 to Chinese immigrants, Dang Wah Fun and Chong See, Melvin passed away peacefully on August 8, 2016 in Honolulu at age 96. Beloved by those who knew him as kind and considerate, he treasured his family and friends. He grew up in his family store, Sun Kwong Sing, on the banks of the Hanapepe River. He graduated from Waimea High School and attended the University of Hawaii. When WWII began, he joined the Hawaii Territorial Guard. Melvin married the love of his life, Eleanor Fong, in 1946, and returned to Kauai to manage Sun Kwong Sing Annex. He was president of the Hanapepe Merchants' Assn., Kauai Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of West Kauai, and Kauai Athletic Union. He received the Kauai Community Chest Campaign Award and the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award. Melvin was passionate about playing tennis with the Kauai Knockers Club. He and his late brother, Oie Mon, were Kauai tennis doubles champions. Melvin created the slogan and led the project for the "Welcome to Kauai's Biggest Little Town" sign located at both entrances to Hanapepe town. In 1957 he moved to Oahu to join Sears Roebuck & Co. where he became manager of the major appliance division and was Sears' representative to Aloha United Way and Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Melvin received the Boy Scouts "Wood Badge" international medal. An enthusiastic fisherman, he led annual trips to Anchor Point Lodge, Alaska, with his family and friends, and loved fishing on his boat the "Shavelle." He and Eleanor travelled extensively. Melvin is survived by his wife, Eleanor; son Sherman (Carolyn), daughters Vivian (Howard) Todo and Sharon (Wesley) Sahara; grandchildren Bryson (Tanna) Dang, Shelly Dang, Coralie (Kai) Ohuchi, Tiffany Todo, Kevin (Darci) Sahara, and Jason Sahara; great-grandchildren Kalina and Keisen Ohuchi, and Troy Miyataki. Private services.
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