Bong Woon Song of Wilmington passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the Christiana Hospital.
Bong Woon was born in Kosung County in Korea as the oldest son. He attended a high school in Incheon in 1945. He was given the commission of a second Lieutenant after graduating Military School in 1948. He participated in Korean War as a first Lieutenant in 1950. He served several high-ranking military positions with Korean army including a battalion commander of airborne troops. After he was discharged from military service in 1972, he served as police superintendents in such several police stations in Seoul as Dongdaemoon, Mapo, Yongsan, and Youngdeungpo from 1973-78. He moved to the United States in 1987.
In addition to his parents, Bong Woon was predeceased by his wife, Jung Soon Song, in 2011. Bong Woon is survived by his son, Chang Whan, and his four daughters, Hyun Ja, Min Ja, Yoon Ok and Yoon Hee and his grandchildren, Soojin, Hojin, Heok Joon, Caroline, Hea Jong, James, Haeji, Juno, and Sooji.
Friends may call at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington on Sunday evening from 6 to 7 PM. A service will begin at 7 PM. An additional service will be held on Monday morning at 10 am. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington.