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William Y.T. Hsu passed away on December 14, 2020 in El Centro. He was 80. He was born in Shanghai, China on April 21, 1940 to his parents, Peter and May Hsu. His family moved to Hong Kong in 1947 and then to Los Angeles in 1955. He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in chemistry and food processing He served honorably in the U.S. Army. He moved to El Centro in 1967 and worked for the Imperial County Health Department and served as the Director of Environmental Health for 15 years. He was a professor at Imperial Valley College for over 26 years and taught environmental health, wastewater treatment, food safety and mathematics. He enjoyed dove hunting, fishing in the Salton Sea, trips to the desert, and all the many get-togethers with his welcoming in-laws: the late Rose Quan, John and May Woo, Dr. William and the late Anna Quan, the late Eddie and Susie Quan and their families. He enjoyed sharing stories with everyone and spending time with his grandchildren. His sister Rosie always watched over him, ever since childhood. He was a Baptist and loved Jesus. He will be missed by his wife Ida. He is survived by his brother Paul Hsu (Shirley); his sister Rosie Fan (Ben); his children Dr. Brian Shue (Denise), Kenny, Michael (Lulu), Stephen (Jenny), and Dr. Julie Groom (Colbey); 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Jeannie Tucker. A private service will be held.

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Published in Imperial Valley Press Online on Feb. 7, 2021.
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February 24, 2021
My condolences to the Hsu Family. I met Mr. Hsu very briefly at IVC. He was such a sweet and charming man. I had the privilege to work with Mr. Michael Hsu at DOHS and he inherit that sweet charm of his father. May Mr. Hsu Sr. rest in peace and may his family find comfort in all the cherished memories.
February 14, 2021
To the Hsu Family.

My most sincere condolenses & prayers. I met Mr. Hsu, ( Bill ) in the late 1960s while I was working at the Calexico Fire Dept. and Bill was working for the Health Dept. It was a joy to see him And his big smile on his regular visits. God bless Bill & his Family. Ramiro V. De Le Rosa
Ramiro V. De La Rosa
February 13, 2021
I cannot tell you how sorry I was to hear about your dad. I was shocked and saddened by the news. Please extend my sympathy to your mom and the rest of your family. The loss of one’s father marks one of the most profound rites of passage in our life. Your father was one of the nicest people I know and I know that he was a great dad too. You have my deepest sympathy on your loss. I am truly sorry for your loss. I remember the time your dad would spend the whole day with my parents and I searching for a "Fountain" for my parents front yard landscaping and the generosity he would take us to Mexicali for seafood lunch with Manuel. I remember I took your dad and mom and my best friend Steve to Disneyland. "He would tell me Johnny scooped the clam from the bottom to get more clam clowder." I was a bit shy. Johnny, that's the best part of clam clowder at the bottom. Your dad was a wise man, but at the same time, he had a great sense of humor. He will be missed greatly and remembered often.

John Fei/ Best Friend of Stephen
February 13, 2021

John Fei
February 12, 2021
I will be missing my "DAD" for the rest of my life. I will always keep him in my thoughts. He was extremely dedicated with his careers, hard worker, smart, business minded, wonderful, honest, too funny, strict, loving, caring, out-going, out spoken, friendly, protective, Godly "DAD". I had many loving memories with my "DAD". While I'm still alive on Earth, my tears will never dry up when thinking of you. I will be missing you "DAD". I can't wait to be with you again. I love you "DAD! Goodbye for now.

Stephen Hsu
February 11, 2021
Oh I am so sad to hear this news. He was the greatest boss I ever had. He was a wonderful person & an amazing man. I often think of him & my experiences at Environmental Health in the early 1980"s. I learned so much from him about business & life. I truly respected him. He also taught me all about Chinese foods, which I have never forgotten. He was a great role model. I will miss him. My sincere condolences to his family.
Lynn Mavila
February 10, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
scott lindsey
February 9, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I enjoyed having you as my Professor.
Jesse Alcantar
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