Norman Paul Kauilaokalani Ching, Sr. died March 16, 2017 at the age of 83. He was born in Wailua, Hawaii to Wallace and Heili Kulamanu Ching.
A Mountain Area resident for 32 years, Mr. Ching served in the Army Corp Reserves, and was an equipment manager / coach, as well as cattle rancher.
He enjoyed playing multiple wind and string instruments, gardening, and spending time with family.
Mr. Ching is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Jean; sons Jeffrey and Norman Jr.; daughter Noelle; and grandson Clinton.
He is survived by his son Nathan and wife Ellen of North Fork; siblings Joyce Hafford of Washington, Wallace of Hawaii, and Carol of North Fork; nine grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m., April 7, at North Fork Town Hall, followed by a Hawaiian-style potluck.
Remembrances can be made in his name to the Ching Ohana Memorial Scholarship at Minarets High School.