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Tom Fong Woo


1924 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Tom Fong Woo Obituary
April 27, 1924 - April 1, 2017 Tom Fong Woo, 92, of Sherman Oaks, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died April 1, 2017. He was born April 27, 1924 in Cleveland, OH, and spent his childhood in Cambridge, MA, before moving to California. He served as a decorated corporal in the U.S. Army Air Corps and attended UO, UCLA, and USC through a selective GI program before graduating from UC Berkeley in 1950. He had a very successful career as an architect and general contractor for more than 40 years. From 1987 - 1996, he served as a commissioner on the L.A. City Board of Building & Safety. He was proud to be a founding director of Standard Savings Bank from 1982 until it merged with East West Bank Corp. He helped to create and served as the first president for the So CA Council of Chinese Schools and supported many other Chinese American organizations. He is survived by his wife, Judy, and their 3 daughters: Judiann, Melanda, and Becky and granddaughters Caprial and Alia. Services will be held April 13, 2017 at 12 p.m. at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, in the The Old North Church. Donations may be made in memory of Tom Woo to: Friends of the Chinatown Library, The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, or San Fernando Valley Chinese Cultural Association.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Apr. 12, 2017
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