Kuang Chong Chang

October 1, 1936 - September 10, 2018
Kuang Chong Chang

Kuang Chong Chang (張仲觀), age 81, of Wilmington, passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018, at his home in the warm embrace of his family.

Kuang was born in China on October 1, 1936, the son of Bo-Yao Chang and Yu-Ching Lin Chang. Kuang and his parents emigrated to Pakse, Laos in 1945 during the great depression era in China, then came to the US in 1981 with wife Elaine, six children, and his parents following the communist take over of Laos.

Kuang made a living as a chef in the restaurant business in the US. Upon retirement, Kuang became a prolific painter. He created a large collection of watercolor and ink paintings on rice paper. He was also a skilled sculptor of root vegetable carved sculptures. His favorite vegetables to carve were white and green daikon radishes, carrots, and melons. Kuang contributed his last years in managing the reconstruction of the “old Pakse Bridge” back in Pakse Laos.

Kuang is survived by his wife, Elaine Y; Children: YiFenn and her husband Bryan Strickland of Kure Beach, Jaime and her husband Chai Chang of Taipei Taiwan, Elle of Taipei, Taiwan; Samantha and her husband Pablo Nunez of San Marcos, CA.; Chia and his wife Tammy of San Marcos, CA. and Fane of San Diego, CA; Grandchildren: Jennifer Strickland of Burbank, CA.; Kaylie Strickland of Chapel Hill; Nic Strickland of Kure Beach; Chiwen Chang of NYC, NY; Jonathan Chang of Taipei, Taiwan; Kate Chang and Connor Chang of San Marcos, CA. In addition, Kuang was dearly loved by many extended family and friends.

Kuang with his peaceful, Zen-like manner will forever be missed. The many stories and jokes in his signature loud and bright voice will be fondly remembered.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.



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孝男 怡杰  孝媳 Tammy Chau

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孝女 怡芬  孝婿 Bryan Strickland

孝女 怡婷  孝婿 張家揚

孝女 怡莉

孝女 怡彬  孝婿 Pablo Nunez


孝外孫女   Jennifer 心怡 Strickland

孝外孫女   Kaylie 雅文 Strickland

孝外孫       Nicholas 凱 Strickland

孝外孫女   張治雯

孝外孫       張治宇

孝孫女       Katherine Chang

孝孫           Connor Chang


護喪妻       余芝蘭



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  • October 06, 2018
    Isabella Schwenker says:
    What a beautifully written tribute for your Dad. He was a wonderful artist and I enjoyed seeing his sculpted vegetables and his paintings. He was very much loved by his family and was very well taken care of by his loving Daughter Yifenn and family.

  • October 07, 2018
    Kristin Gibson says:
    YiFenn, what a beautiful life your Dad lived and shared. Heartfelt sympathy and love to you, Bryan, Jennifer, Kaylie and Nic. His spirit and gifts are in each of you. I am honored I have a firsthand memory of his beautiful vegetable sculptures, his talents are in you and your children for sure! With love, Kristin, John, Kirra & Riley

  • October 08, 2018
    April Fields says:
    Wishing you and your family peace in this difficult time of grief. I know how much he was loved by his children and that he will be sorely missed. What an incredible life.