The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001100784-01
Funeral Notices


Chief Master Sergeant Clarence Wah Yee Young, USAF Retired, 85, passed away peacefully in his sleep in Los Angeles on May 16, 2018 after a long illness. Born on January 31, 1933 in the Territory of Hawaii, he was the youngest and last surviving of 8 children. Clarence enjoyed a successful 28-year career in the U.S. Air Force reaching the highest rank, and soon after became the owner of Territorial Distributors, which he later sold and retired in 1998. Clarence is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bernadette (nee Young), and their children, Clarisse (Charles Shumaker), Patrice (James Mahoney), Jeffrey, Jon (Lyzza), and Julie (Eric Kowalski). Clarence leaves 11 grandchildren, Jordan Young (Erika), Michael Shumaker, Lauren Kowalski, Ian Mahoney, Katharine Shumaker, Kimberly Kowalski, Rachel Mahoney, Amanda Kowalski, and Alayna, Jon Franco, and Francine Young, and great-grandchildren, Jacky, Jason, and Clarence Young. He is also survived by brother- in-law, Allen Young, and sister- in-law, Priscilla Ho (Darryl). A memorial service was held on May 19 at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, CA. On May 30 at Valley of the Temples in Kane’ohe, there will be an open casket viewing at 11:30 a.m., funeral service at 12 p.m., and burial at 1:30 p.m., followed by a luncheon reception at the Won Kee Restaurant at the Cultural Plaza in Chinatown at 3 p.m.