Isle obstetrician
was a UH regent

Dr. Clarence Fong Chang, an obstetrician/gynecologist who delivered many babies in Honolulu during years of practice, died May 16. He was 91.

Chang was a retired general practice physician and surgeon who graduated from McKinley High School, the University of Hawaii and Rush Medical School, University of Chicago.

He was appointed by the late Gov. John A. Burns to the University of Hawaii Board of Regents in 1965, serving until 1974. He was vice chairman from 1967 to 1969.

He had three children, and "he made sure that all of us got a good education," said his oldest son, Gerald.

"A lot of times, Dad didn't say too much about what he was up to ... but he had hospital privileges at St. Francis, Queen's and Kapiolani and he delivered quite a few babies.

"He enjoyed football and basketball," Gerald Chang said. "He was a big fan, and he was involved with founding Koa Anuenue," the booster club for the UH athletic department.

Chang's survivors also include son Lorrin, daughter Liane Chang, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, brothers Ronald and Howard Chang, and sisters Dorothy Tom and Mildred Wong.

A private service was held.

Donations in his memory are suggested to St. Francis Home Care or St. Francis Hospice instead of monetary gifts.

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