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Dr. Benjamin Chua, M.D. Dr. Benjamin Chua, age 86, suffered a heart attack and passed away unexpectedly on September 20, 2018. He was 86 years old and lived a fruitful life. He was born and raised in the Philippines by Chinese parents during the Japanese occupation. While growing up, Benjamin moved around from a convent to a boarding school to a seminary and to China. He returned to the Philippines to study and received his undergrad in medicine at University of Santo Thomas. He then moved to the United States to get his post-grad training at Queens General Center Hospital in New York and Winnipeg, Canada. He had interesting adventures in between by signing up with the Red Cross during the Vietnam War and treated both Viet Cong and American soldiers. Upon his return, he worked at Gulf Oil as a company physician and eventually moved to California to work at Kaiser Permanente in Internal Medicine for the next 27 years. Dr. Chua retired at 65 and was loved by his church community at Holy Trinity. His generosity towards others and his immense curiosity about life made him unforgettable to the ones he loved and to the ones who loved him. The viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 26, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Green Hills Mortuary in Rancho Palos Verdes. A memorial service will also be held on Saturday, September 29 at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church in San Pedro followed by a reception at Seashore Seafood Restaurant in Torrance. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Holy Trinity Elementary School, Music Ministry, Life Teen, or St. Margaret Mary Elementary School. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits
Published in Daily Breeze from Sept. 25 to Sept. 27, 2018
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