BANGOR – Charles “Charlie” Whitney Wong, 84, passed away June 6, 2006, at a Bangor hospital. A long time resident of Bangor, he was born June 23, 1921, in Dedham, Mass., the son of Quoy and Grace (Man) Wong. Charlie attended Bangor High School and enlisted in the Army Air Corp. serving as a mechanic on B-17 bombers. A memorable moment for him was achieving his GED after World War II. He worked for his parents at the Oriental Restaurant on Exchange Street from the end of World War II to 1963. He and his wife, Kam Oi, opened and operated the Ho Sai Guy Restaurant in Veazie for 15 years, retiring in 1979. Charlie was a member of the FOE 3177 Chapter of the Eagles Club with an avid eagle spirit and loved to play the harmonica. He was predeceased by his parents; two sisters, Helen Huang and Grace Goldstein; a brother, Albert Wong; and a grandson, David Wong. He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 57 years, Kam Oi; his three children, Stephen and his wife, Teresa, of Bangor, David and his wife, Vivianne, of Windsor Locks, Conn. and Anna Nevin of Manchester, Conn.; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Turner and her husband, Troy, of Milford, Chad Wong of Orlando, Fla., Kelli Wong of New Orleans, Rodger Wong of Orono, Stephen Wong of Bangor, Veronica Wong of Windsor Locks, Conn., Chelsea Nevin of Manchester, Conn.; two great-granddaughters, Charlotte “Charlie” and Kam Oi Turner of Milford; two brothers, Walter of Boston and Richard and his wife, Daisy, of Dunnellon, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where a funeral service will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, June 9, with Bruce Hudson, minister of the Church of Christ of Bangor, officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments after the service at the Brookings-Smith Family and Arrangements Center, 163 Center St., Bangor. Gifts in his memory may be sent to Bangor Seniors’ Center, 2 Hammond St., Bangor, ME 04401. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor.
CHARLES ‘CHARLIE’ W. WONG
Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:18 p.m.