April 18, 1932 ~ August 11, 2016
Dr. Peter S. Wong died peacefully in his home, surrounded by his loving family, on August 11, 2016 in Fremont, CA at the age of 84.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Margaret, his children Paul Wong, Lillian DeBacker & husband Stephen DeBacker, Elaine Wong, and Katherine Chan & husband Daniel Chan. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kenneth DeBacker, Matthew DeBacker, James Chan and Grace Chan. Additionally, he is survived by his loving brothers and sister, Ted Wong & wife Jennifer Wong, Jackie Wong & wife Sheila Wong, Janet Zecha & husband Walter Zecha, brother Tony's wife Lina Wong, along with many nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sister, Tony Wong, Danny Wong & wife Dorothy Wong, and Emily Wang & husband Peter Wang.
Dr. Wong was born on April 18, 1932 in Hong Kong. He had a lifelong passion for learning which led him into medicine. He obtained his medical degree in 1963 from the University of Hong Kong. He later completed pediatric residency at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in New York. A longtime resident of Fremont, California, Dr. Wong practiced pediatrics for thirty years until he retired in 2002. Dr. Wong's life reflected his integrity, work ethic and desire to heal others. In his free time, he enjoyed going on cruises to different countries, walking his beloved dog Cliff and working on his garden. He was a dedicated Catholic and parishioner of Holy Spirit Church. He enjoyed classical music and attended performances at the Philharmonic. Dr. Wong loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He believed that his family was his greatest accomplishment.
Dr. Wong will be sorely missed by his family and friends. The family extends a special thank you to the nurses at Pathways Hospice and Dr. David Jones from Bay Area House Call Physicians. You were so kind to us, and your dedication and compassion will be remembered always. We would also like to extend a special thank you to Thuy Le, the most dedicated and compassionate nurse. We will always remember you and are so grateful for everything you have done for us. We thank you for making this last memory of him one of dignity and grace. There are not enough words to express our gratitude.
Services will be held at Holy Spirit Church, 37588 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 10:30 am, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Father Brandon Macadaeg will be officiating. A reception will immediately follow the service. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 26320 Mission Blvd, Hayward CA.
All are welcome to attend and celebrate Dr. Wong's life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Dr. Peter S. Wong to the Catholic Charities East Bay or Pathways Hospice.