Gee, Robert Mon Fong
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September 18, 1923 - October 2, 2012
Robert Mon Fong "Bob" Gee, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and family on October 2, 2012 at his home in San Marino, CA. Born September 18, 1923 in Los Angeles to Tow and Yee Good Gee. He had an older brother Stanley, and a younger sister and brother, Lillian and Peter. Bob served in the Army Air Force during WWII and attended UCLA after the war. At UCLA he would meet and eventually marry his sweetheart, Lottie. Their marriage would last over 64 years. After graduation, Bob joined the family business, Sam Ward Co. Under his leadership, the company grew into a successful importing business. He also joined friends to form several other successful businesses. He was one of the founding developers of Mandarin Plaza in Los Angeles Chinatown. He helped form Legend Enterprises, a manufacturer of instant noodles. And, Bob was a co-founder of First Public Savings Bank, where he served as co-Chairman. Bob loved to travel with his wife Lottie and their friends. He also found great joy in being in the company of his family and friends at dinners and parties. He is survived by his wife, Lottie, sister Lillian, brother-in-law Leland, sister-in-laws Grace and Ann, Goddaughter Eva and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Viewing to be held Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, at Rose Hills Mortuary Stateroom, Gate #1. Service to be held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, 11:00 am at Rose Hills SkyRose Chapel, 3888 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier, CA. Interment at Rose Hills Memorial Park.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 10 to Oct. 12, 2012