Melvin HW Ing, born February 5th, 1950 in Honolulu, Hawaii, succumbed to brain cancer, surrounded by his family on October 20th, 2016. Mel survived by his wife, Christine, daughter Jennifer, son-in-law Luis Laureanoclaudio, grandchildren Isaac (15) and Faith (13), sister Paulette Poppy Ing, brother Bernard Ing, and a loving extended family of cousins, nieces, and nephews. Mel was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend to all. Mel was a '68 graduate of Punahou school where he actively participated in the ROTC program, football, and wrestling team. He became a life member of the Punahou O'Men organization and served as a board member for the Punahou Alumni Association. Mel was passionate about Punahou atletic program and generously donated to the Punahou Athletic endowment Fund, in order to continue supporting and developing student-athletes. Following graduation, Mel attended Arizona State University, earning a bachelor's degree in education in 1972 and a masters of arts degree in 1977. Mel further his education by obtaining his Executive MBA in business from University of Hawaii in 1981, as well as attending various executive management programs at the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University in 1991 and 1995. Mel enlisted in the United States Army in January of 1973, completed officers basic training, and appointed to the 101st Airborne, 327th Infantry unit (Air Assault). After an 8-year successful career in the Army Mel received an honorable discharge from his military duty. Mel's honors and affiliations to the United States military include: Past president, National director, life member and Council co-chair for the Navy League, Honolulu Council. Past director and active member of Advisory board for the USS Bowfin museum. Past president and director, life member, and TechNet conference planning committee for the Hawaii chapter of the Armed Forces Communication and electronics Association (AFCEA), Hawaii chapter. Mel was also a life member of 101st Airborne Association and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Mel was awarded the scroll of Honor for the Navy League, Honolulu Council, honored as the national Navy League outstanding Council in 2010 & 2011 and received the "torch award" is better business finalist. His extensive knowledge and involvement in Hawaii business market and continuous support of DOD programs throughout the Pacific Rim, extended over 30+ years of his professional career with AT&T Information and Government Solutions, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), CACI, and American Electric Company. Mel was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, Ko'olau and KAM Society, Hawaii. Gifts, cards, or flowers can be made to the Punahou Athletic Endowment Fund and/or to First Presbyterian Church Ko'olau, in memory of Melvin HW Ing. Memorial donations may also be made to Christine Ing. A celebration service of Mel's life will be held on November 19th @ Thurston Memorial Chapel, Punahou Schools. Visitation starts at 12:30p & services will begin at 1:30p. Fellowship will immediately follow. Aloha or business casual attire. Mel will be laid to rest on November 21st in Kaneohe @ Hawaii State Veterans cemetery at 11 a.m., with military honors. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

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