Barry Jun Chun Chung
Barry Jun Chun Chung, 85, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Barry was born on June 27, 1931 to Henry Hong and Lillian (Lee) Chung and is the grandson of City Mill founder Chung Kun Ai. He is survived by his wife Iris; daughters Ann Chung Hollinger (Gary) and Catherine Chung Richardson (Steven Whitehead); and grandchildren Erin Keakealani Richardson Severin (Steven) and William Shaw Richardson II. He is also survived by his sister Lillian Chung Woo and brothers Dr. George K.T. Chung (Marcia) and Richard K.S. Chung (Mary), and many cousins, nieces and nephews. A graduate of the Punahou class of 1948, Barry went on to receive a bachelor's degree from Harvard College (52), with a major concentration in architecture. While at Harvard he also boxed, and was invited to join the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770. Barry served as an artillery officer with the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and also worked on the Army's fledgling guided missile program. After military service, he attended the Tulane University School of Law where he earned honors as a moot court judge and member of the Law Review. Returning home to Honolulu, Barry entered private practice, initially with the firm of Robertson, Castle & Anthony. After several years in private practice, he was appointed as Prosecutor for the City and County of Honolulu. During his tenure as Prosecutor, he hired the first female prosecutors in the state. He also served as the City's Corporation Counsel and head of the Department of Housing. An avid tennis player, Barry was a member of the Beretania Tennis Club. He also played a mean game of poker, winning friends as well as games. In later years, he enjoyed traveling, especially taking cruises with his wife Iris, visiting most of the major ports of the world. He also enjoyed Alaskan fishing trips to Anchor Point Lodge near Juneau. Family and friends were Barry's highest priority, and he was always ready to lend a helping hand. He was a founding director of the Boys and Girls Club of Honolulu. A very private person, Barry did not want a large or public funeral service. In accordance with his wishes, his ashes were interred at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific following a private family service. Contributions in his memory may be made to his grandfather's charitable trust: the Chung Kun Ai Foundation, Box 1559, Honolulu, HI 96806. The Foundation supports social service, child welfare and development and educational scholarship programs.
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