HERBERT THING YUK CHING AND ROSE SETO CHING
AND ROSE SETO CHING Herbert and Rose saw the attack on Pearl Harbor, yet despite the turmoil of war, they married on September 1, 1942. They had faith in their destiny that even a world war could not disrupt. A destiny well planned and lived to the fullest. Herbert Thing Yuk Ching (June 1, 1920 April 26, 2019) and Rose Seto Ching (May 23, 1922 September 6, 2018) shared 76 years of happiness together. During those years they raised two children, Patricia and Glenn. From their early beginnings in Lanakila, they moved their household to School Street and later to Moanalua Gardens. Born in Anahola, Kauai, Herbert and his 8 siblings moved to Honolulu for better job opportunities. He graduated from St. Louis College, and attended LaSalle Preparatory in Chicago and Purdue University in Lafayette Indiana. Returning to Honolulu, he worked with the Army Corps of Engineers Survey Department. In 1941 he volunteered for the U.S. Navy in the Hydrographic Office and also trained in navigation. After the war, Herbert worked for the Corps of Engineers, U.S. Navy Public Works and the Air Force as a surveyor. He retired in 1978. His proudest achievements were surveying projects on Johnston Atoll and Punchbowl Cemetery. In their spare time, Herbert and his brothers, Bernard and Gilbert, operated the Sparkle Corporation laundry business at several housing sites until 1993. Rose was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. Along with 6 siblings, their family moved to Honolulu following her father's death. She attended Kauluwela School, Farrington High School and Honolulu Business College. Rose worked at Hawaii Jewelers before beginning her career with Sears Roebuck in 1948, as a cashier advancing to secretary to the assistant general manager of the Ala Moana Shopping Center store until her retirement in 1983. An avid fitness fan, Rose spent hours exercising and swimming, staying fit into her later years. Coming from very large families, Rose and Herbert loved gathering with family and friends for mahjong and parties. They also enjoyed dancing and traveled extensively to many countries and parts of the United States. Rose's travel albums recorded vivid descriptions of their wonderful adventures in countries on all continents except for South America and Antarctica. They were faithful members of St. John the Baptist Church. As their health slowed down, they moved to 15 Craigside where they received nursing and clinical services from the Craigside and St. Francis Hospice staffs until their passing. Private burial services have been held and they are together forever. They are greatly missed by their children Patricia and husband Galen Ho, Glenn Ching and wife Gayle, grandchildren Tricia and husband Tim Rupright, Peter Ho, Brandon, Jordon and Justin Ching, and great grandchildren Sophia and Mason Rupright. The family requests no gifts or flowers. Donations may be made to Catholic Charities Hawaii.
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