Alfred Dy (1924 - 2014)

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Alfred Ho Dy
August 1, 1924 - February 7, 2014
Alfred Ho Dy was a loving grandfather, father, and dear friend. He lived a long fulfilling life. He was born in Manila, Philippines to a large extended family. At a tender age following his father's untimely death, Alfred courageously took after a family-owned international conglomerate. He diligently fulfilled his obligations, keeping the business and his family in good shape. He then emigrated to the United States with his wife and son for his own pursuit in holistic medicine, after extensive training under a Chinese master acupuncturist. Alfred was a trailblazer with acupuncture, introducing the ancient medical art to Modesto, when it was unknown, and often taboo to most Americans. He practiced acupuncture in Modesto from the 70's until he retired in the 1998, embodying the proverbial "American Dream". He led an active social life, being a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club, a long-time member of the Del Rio Country Club, Elks Club, and the Chamber of Commerce.    In his later days, Alfred enjoyed spending time with family and friends (some of them are four-legged). He will  be missed by those touched by the graciousness of his generosity and wisdom.   Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, sisters, and his beloved wife Mary of more than 50 years. He is survived by his son, Davey A. Dy; grandson, Allen R. Dy; granddaughter, Tracy Dy; and dearest friend Mayling Chu.   No service will be held, to honor Alfred's wishes. Any memorial donations may be made in his name to the America or a .

Published in the Modesto Bee from Feb. 14 to Feb. 16, 2014
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