The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001161097-01
Funeral Notices


Was 95 when he died in his sleep at his Manoa home of 71 years on December 14, 2018, just 4 days from his 96th birthday. Joe, as he liked to be called, was born in Honolulu on December 18, 1922 to Hoy Sum Pang and Yuen Shee. He grew up in Kalihi on Harvey Lane near the Kalihi Fire Station and attended Farrington High School. During his High School years he met Stanley Kimura and William (Bill) Tsuruma, who became his friends for life as he spent many Christmas and New Year’s parties together.

Shortly after High School he met and married Thelma Nell Kui Gin Chung. Around the same time, he joined the US Army and worked at Ft. Shafter as a Photolithographer. After serving in the US Army for 20 years Joe retired and took his talents as a pressman and started Printa-Quick, an offset printing shop. Printa-Quick survived for 40 years before Joe decided to step down for good.

During his marriage to Thelma they attended St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and later joined St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, which they faithfully attended. Shortly after his retirement Thelma passed in 2010. Joe is survived by his sons Carlton K. S. Pang (wife Debra and 4 children Joel, Christian, Alina and Kula) and Milton K. L. Pang (daughters Nicole and Susie) and his sister Sai Kin Enos.

A remembrance service will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. The viewing will be from 9:30 am to 10:30 am and service at 10:30. A lunch reception will follow the service.

Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary