After a courageous battle with cancer, Clinton Sook Ping Choy passed away on October 18, 2018 in the San Francisco home he loved and with beloved family beside him.
Clint was born on May 3, 1954 in San Francisco, son of the late Stanford Choy and the late Virginia Gan Choy; grandson of the late Henry Sat Chew Choy and the late Charles and Lily Gan; godson of the late Helen Gan; brother of Virstan (Marina), Stanton (Kim), Walton, and Carlton (Carla); uncle of Erik Choy (Bianca), uncle and godfather of Nicholas Choy and Lauren Choy.
A graduate grateful for his teachers at Lowell High School and the University of California at Berkeley, Clint enjoyed his many years serving as a Vice-President for Stevedoring Services of America in Oakland and Seattle, and more recently diligently serving clients in financial and estate planning in the Bay Area.
He was a person of faith who was genuinely thankful for the blessings in his life even in the midst of enduring the pains and setbacks of his recent illness. As one who prized respect in his relationships over recognition and reward, he sought to be known for his congeniality and conviviality rather than his status and success.
Family was the most important part of his life. He loved his family profoundly and unconditionally as a dutiful son, loyal brother, nurturing uncle, devoted nephew, and attentive cousin. He delighted in moments spent with his nephews and niece. Relatives recall the roles and responsibilities he readily accepted in organizing annual extended family gatherings. Passionate about travel with family and his closest friends, his favorite cities away from home were Paris, London, and Vancouver—all places where he enjoyed the continuous quest for gourmet meals.
The love of family which he extended to friends and care for family members which he extended to co-workers and clients endeared him to peers who adored him and younger relatives who revered him.
Family and friends will miss his contagious smile, deep compassion, steadfast commitment, and gracious care.
Clint was and his family continues to be deeply grateful for the extraordinary care he received from the many doctors, nurses, and nurse practitioners at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center throughout his illness.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Clint are suggested for the community ministry of the Cameron House Foundation (920 Sacramento Street, San Francisco CA 94108), the care provided by the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine or the UCSF Outpatient Palliative Care Program (UCSF, P.O. Box 45339, San Francisco CA 94145-0339) or a charity of one’s choice