The Garden Island
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Funeral Notices

VERNON ROBERT CHANG, UNCLE VERN Vernon passed away, surrounded by family, on December 05, 2017 at the age of 84. Born on June 19, 1933 in Honolulu, Hawaii, the eldest of four children to Robert and Louise Chang of Pearl City, Hawaii. After graduating from Mid-Pacific High School (’51), he joined the US Air Force rising to the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. Living in San Jose for 44 years, he touched many lives within the community. Vern formed a Hawaiian band called `Eono Kane, played at birthday parties, weddings, funerals, sporting events, festivals, and luau’s. He was a DJ for KPFA and KKUP, non-profit radio stations where he played Hawaiian music, and promoted various talents and events throughout the Bay Area. Vernon is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Elizabeth ("Aunty Betty"), and younger brother Alvin ("Uncle Al") Chang. Survived by two sisters Robertha Omori (Walter) and Sylvia Murakami (Joe Young), son Roderick (Margaret) Chang, daughters Rochelle Ledwith (the late, Steven), and Renee Moreno (Adrian), grandchildren Rowan and Rebekah Ledwith, Cassandra Wong (Ryan) and Stuart Chang, Ariana Moreno, great-grandson Wes Wong, and loyal companion Leinani. On Monday, January 8, 2018 Visitation will be at 9:00 a.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary – East Chapel, Service at 10:00 a.m. and a Committal Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) with U.S. Air Force military honors. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC