Met Chow while building my house across the street from his home. For the past 19 years we have been friends in the neighborhood and at his restaurant. My kids grew up with him and he was always gracious to them - grandfather like figure. I am better person knowing and having conversations with such a wonderful man. I will dearly miss our conversations on tractors, grass, sprinkler heads, girls, and of course Chinese food. My entire family is very saddened by his departure and I had to break this sad news to all my kids. I hope Shirley can take solace that Chow was a kind man, humble, funny, that made many people happy. My thoughts and prayers to the Chows and LaPrades families on their loss. The neighborhood will not be the same with him leaving all us. God Bless Chow!