01/13/1936 - 06/26/2021 William Min-Chin Wang was born on January 13, 1936, the 12th of 15 siblings, in the port city of Keelung, Taiwan. He passed away on June 26, 2021 on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. After graduating from Taiwan's National Oceanic University, William began a career in the maritime industry, working first as a seaman on cargo ships, then participating in the founding of Evergreen Marines Corporation. In the mid 1960s, with only a mechanical sexton and without any electronic equipment, William captained Evergreen's first ship, an outdated World War II-era cargo vessel, from Japan back to Taiwan. As the company grew, William moved to the U.S. in 1975 and settled in Palos Verdes while establishing Evergreen's international operations in North, Central and South America. In the early 1990s, William spearheaded EVA Airlines' establishment and rollout in the U.S. and around the world. After over 40 years of service, William retired from the Evergreen Group in 2012. William enjoyed playing golf as well as watching sports on TV. He was keenly interested in keeping up with current events on TV and from reading newspapers. He liked his walks with his dog and grandchildren in his Palos Verdes neighborhood. William is survived by his children (John, Jackson, Joe, Ashley and Audrey) and grandchildren (Travis, Tristin, Loren, Ian, Foster, Everett, William, Walter, Olivia and Jacob). He was predeceased by his loving daughter Sue. William lived a long and productive life. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
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Published by Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Jul. 6, 2021.