Dr. Peter S. Wong

dr. peter wong
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.

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  1. Doctor Wong will always have a special place in our hearts ,he took good care of my girls now 49 and 50 for many years, Bless him

  2. Doctor Wong took care of all 3 of my children at birth until his retirement. His wife Margaret always had a smile on her face when we came into the office. Our family has a special place in our hearts for the Wong family. Our children are now 30, 26 and 24 and still remember his kind words to them when they were sick. God Bless his family during this time of grief.

    John and Suzanne Fillion and Danielle Kasabian, Stephanie Fillion and Cameron Fillion

  3. To Sister Margaret, nephew Paul, nieces Lilian, Elaine, Katie, even we can’t be there to comfort & hug u all , but our thought & prayers are with you all.
    PSALM 23,
    The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be want,
    He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod & your staff, they comfort me,
    Surely goodness & Love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
    May Peter SM rest in peace.

  4. We always remember the good times we had together on our annual visits from Canada to Peter and his family in the 70s and 80s so our children (cousins) got acquainted with each other. We have fond memories of the famous places he showed us throughout the Bay Area.

    Peter was a kind hearted gentleman, loved children and greeted everyone with a big smile. He was a devoted family man, and with his beloved wife of over 50 years, raised their children with an exceptional good education. He led a fairly quiet life, tended his garden after a hard day’s work with his paediatric practice, played with his loving dog, and after dinner fed the ducks by the nearby lake.

    He was well known in China town, loved and respected by everyone. This was demonstrated by the fact a butcher saved him the best cut of meat.

    He was a devoted Catholic, went to church to pray before going to work everyday, and followed mass on TV during the few years he was on his sick bed.

    We will forever miss Peter (our beloved brother-in-law), but know that he is now peacefully resting by the side of God in Heaven.

  5. Dr. Wong was my pediatrician from birth until he filled out my vaccine form prior to college. He was a wonderful physician. My condolences to the Wong family.

  6. Thank you Dr. Wong for taking very good care of my two boys who are 30 and 33. When Michael was five months old and very sick you had us take him to Washington hospital in Fremont. He was very dehydrated and sick. Because of you my son is here. He is 30 years old. You were a very professional doctor and our family wish for you is to Rest In Peace. ✝️🙏🏻❤️

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