Alex
Alex Cheng
  • 73 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 30, 1937
  • Date of passing: Apr 24, 2010
Let the memory of Alex be with us forever. We love you and miss you dearly, Alex.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Alex Cheng. We will remember him forever. We invite you to share photos, stories, thoughts, and prayers for Alex on this site.

Donations may be made to:
US Sailing: http://tinyurl.com/us-sailing
Defending Our Oceans, Greenpeace: http://tinyurl.com/defend-oceans

Thank you for visiting Alex's site!

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by melanie cheng on 6th May 2016

"Thinking of you, Dad!!!  <3"

This tribute was added by Peter Rudd on 31st January 2016

"Our thoughts turn to you again, Alex, despite the years that have passed because of the lasting ways you have touched our lives."

This tribute was added by melanie cheng on 30th January 2016

"Happy birthday, Daddio!!  Thinking of you today and send you a big hug!!"

This tribute was added by Janice Cheng on 30th January 2016

"Thinking of you much, dear Alex, and love and miss you."

This tribute was added by Peter Rudd on 1st February 2015

"Another birthday, another year, but the memories of the special person live on in his family, his impact, and our lives."

This tribute was added by melanie cheng on 24th April 2014

"Thinking of your smiling face tonight, Dad!  I miss you and love you.  So much has happened the past four years, I wonder what you are thinking watching us from above and around.  :-)  I love you and wish you were here to talk with and give me wonderful fatherly advice.  I hope you are enjoying yourself wherever you are in the universe and taking care of Shmokey, your favorite black panther, too!  Love you both so much."

This tribute was added by Stephanie Cheng on 10th February 2014

"Love you, dearest Papa. Thinking of you always."

This tribute was added by melanie cheng on 4th February 2014

"I wrote on your Facebook wall already :), but Happy Birthday, wonderful papa smurf!  Love you and miss you."

This tribute was added by Peter Rudd on 1st February 2014

"Dear Alex,
  The days pass but you remain in our hearts and our memories."

This tribute was added by Yuhwa Rozelle on 30th January 2014

"If

If you have been reborn
You are almost four

If you are around
Let us know

in life
       in dream
              in love

Happy birthday, Alex!"

This tribute was added by Janice Cheng on 30th January 2014

"Happy birthday, dear Alex!  Love you and miss you very much."

This tribute was added by josh menke on 30th January 2014

"Happy birthday Papa Cheng! Your are missed and loved by many."

This tribute was added by josh menke on 25th April 2013

"your soft golden light shines in those lives you have touched."

This tribute was added by melanie cheng on 24th April 2013

"Thinking of you today, Daddio!!!  I'm sending you a big hug wherever you are.  I love you."

This tribute was added by Yuhwa Rozelle on 24th April 2013

"Wonder

I wonder
Life after death
Where are you?

I wonder
Future of the human race
Is it what you would like to see?
Is it going anywhere?

I miss your opinion!
We miss you!"

This tribute was added by Peter Rudd on 4th February 2013

"The years pass. The memories remain. Alex, you are missed and in our thoughts."

This tribute was added by Stephanie Cheng on 30th January 2013

"Happy Birthday, Daddy! I miss you so much and feel your presence and light. I love you beautiful, kind, amazing Daddy!!! You live on forever in our hearts and minds. <3"

This tribute was added by Yuhwa Rozelle on 30th January 2013

"Still winter
Yet still cold

Still life
And still love

We miss you! Alex"

This tribute was added by melanie cheng on 30th January 2013

"Happy birthday, Dad!!!  I'm thinking of you and am wanting to give you a big hug to celebrate all that's going on with my work!  It's all your genes, ya know!  Love you and thank you for all your support and guidance over the years!!!  :) :) :)"

This tribute was added by Stephanie Cheng on 17th June 2012

"Happy Father's Day, Daddy!!! I love and miss you so much! I'm wearing the button with your photo all day! You are such a radiant being!!"

This tribute was added by Stephanie Cheng on 30th April 2012

"This evening Mama and I went to Skate's on the Bay and we felt your presence, Daddy.  The setting sun cast its soft golden light over the peaceful water, and I knew you were there. I feel you with me always, and especially when I'm near the water. I'm so excited to be moving back to the Bay that was so dear to you, Daddy. I love you!"

This tribute was added by Peter Rudd on 24th April 2012

"Yes, two years have past, but memory of the bright smile, the joyful story, the joie de vie continues. I miss our chats, Alex."

This tribute was added by melanie cheng on 24th April 2012

"Wow, it has been 2 years...  Mom, Brent and I just had lunch at Skates on the Bay with a beautiful view of the water and Golden Gate Bridge.  Steph called when we finishing, so we were all present.  :)  Thank you Dad for all the wonderful memories sailing, eating at new places, and being together!  :)"

This tribute was added by josh menke on 24th April 2012

"Thank you for shining your beautiful light in this world. It will forever burn so brightly and warm so many people."

This tribute was added by Stephanie Cheng on 24th April 2012

"I love you and miss you so much, Daddy.  May you be free and at peace in your beautiful ocean of light.  Thinking of you always."

This tribute was added by Janice Cheng on 24th April 2012

"I love and miss you, Alex."

This tribute was added by josh menke on 31st January 2012

"Happy Birthday Papa Cheng! Your loving presence fills this world with so much light."

This tribute was added by melanie cheng on 31st January 2012

"Happy birthday, Dad!!!  I miss you.... Every time I see someone in a Hawaiian shirt and sandals I think of you and your hang loose spirit!  I know you are well smiling down on us wherever you are!  love you, melanie  (It's still your birthday in Pacific Time!!)"

This tribute was added by Stephanie Cheng on 30th January 2012

"Happy Birthday, Daddy! I love you so much. You are dearly missed!!"

This tribute was added by Peter Rudd on 30th January 2012

"The days and weeks pass, and they do little to alter the clear memory of your being among us and touching us with your vitality and humanity. We miss you, Alex.
-Peter and Susan"

This tribute was added by josh menke on 7th July 2011

"Alex, your presence was felt throughout the Fourth of July weekend, especially while eating lunch at the Allens and sailing in some of your favorite spots. Thank you for being an inspiration to us all. Your radiance shines forever in the countless lives you touched."

This tribute was added by Bill Prescott on 24th April 2011

"Alex, we think of you often. Your humanity is an inspiration to us all."

This tribute was added by Peter Rudd on 24th April 2011

"A year has passed but we feel your spirit in our lives.
-Peter"

This tribute was added by melanie cheng on 24th April 2011

"Dad, I miss you and am thinking of you today. love, melanie"

This tribute was added by Stephanie Cheng on 10th December 2010

"I love you and miss you so much, Daddy. You were such an amazing man and father!!"

This tribute was added by melanie cheng on 10th December 2010

"Thinking about you Dad... I love you and miss you!"

This tribute was added by Bill Prescott on 6th June 2010

"Alex was such a fun person to be around and I am thankful that I had a chance to talk with him at our 40th Stanford GSB reunion. He is missed by all of us."

This tribute was added by Dena Ringold on 5th June 2010

"I have fond memories of Alex's warmth and energy. I especially remember how loving proud he was of his family. I feel so fortunate to have known him.

with love to the whole Cheng family"

This tribute was added by Stephanie Cheng on 27th May 2010

"I love you Daddy. I miss you so much. I feel your presence every day. You are all around us, and you will live on in our hearts forever. I love you so much, Daddy."

This tribute was added by jay chang on 18th May 2010

"I wish I had known him longer.  Although I had limited encounters in emails and a meeting, Alex was always open-minded, welcoming new ideas and facilitating--a rare quality in the real world.  Thanks!"

This tribute was added by Mike Phelps on 12th May 2010

"I remember Alex as a great sailor and storyteller.  Sailing across the bay with he and Stephanie and having a rare dolphin sighting will always be a special memory."

This tribute was added by Kim Colwell on 10th May 2010

"I remember Alex's kindness and humor, and the interesting conversations that always seemed to be happening in the Cheng household. I am grateful to have known him."

This tribute was added by Simon Brafman on 8th May 2010

"Alex was always present and involved, as he worked effortlessly to connect with his friends!

We will miss his friendship!"

This tribute was added by marc lowe on 8th May 2010

"Alex was a great neighbor.  We have missed the Cheng's since they left Portola Valley, but feel the loss of Alex nonetheless.  Our condolences to the whole Cheng family."

This tribute was added by r c on 7th May 2010

"Fond memories from High School of a fun parent who let us hang out in his hot tub and encouraged our maturity by treating us like peers...

- Roger Chen, Classmate of Brenton's"

This tribute was added by Ted Rigl on 6th May 2010

"It didn't take me long to realize that Alex Cheng was one of the most intelligent, humorous, and selfless men I have had the pleasure to know. We enjoyed sailing, dining and being with Alex and Jan."

This tribute was added by Martin Stein on 6th May 2010

"Alex, I am so fond of your whole family. Always, you had a warm welcome for Brent's childhood friends, conversed with us like we were adults, and marveled with such obvious joy at all of us."

This tribute was added by Megan Manis on 6th May 2010

"Alex was a great consultant with great insight and a wonderful sense of humor!  It will be greatly missed by all of us here at Tailor Made."

This tribute was added by Ying-yue Yung on 6th May 2010

"Frankly speaking, we did not have the opportunity to get to know Cousin Alex very well. But after reading about his life, we truly regret that we (8-9-3 and family) missed the chance to do so. With love from Tokyo, Japan."

This tribute was added by Uwe Westermeier on 5th May 2010

"Alex, you great Cosmopolitan consultant, you lived, learned, loved and left your legacy in splitting all of your seconds with us
……you’ll always keep a place in our hearts."

This tribute was added by malynda zimek on 5th May 2010

"I remember Alex as a great photographer at my wedding,
sailing with him, being kind to my parents and listening to him as he proudly gave a speech at Brent's wedding. I will miss that big smile!"

This tribute was added by Clare Tuma on 4th May 2010

"The memories I have of him are still with me. I remember him as Brenton's father, and someone who was warm, kind, thoughtful, generous, and funny. He will be be missed. He will always be remembered."

This tribute was added by George Zhang on 4th May 2010

"I missed a great friend in my life. We were worked together, no matter a joy day or a rough day, you always gentle and optimistic. I learned so much from you."

This tribute was added by Miranda Ford on 3rd May 2010

"'It's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years' - Abraham Lincoln"

This tribute was added by celeste ford on 3rd May 2010

"We will always remember the special times we had together.  Alex will always live on in all of the members of the Ford family."

This tribute was added by melanie cheng on 2nd May 2010

"You were and are an amazing soul and inspiration to us all. We love you so much and are so grateful to have you as our wonderful, generous, loving father, laughing buddy, and friend.  We miss you!"

This tribute was added by Stephanie Cheng on 1st May 2010

"I love you and miss you so much, Daddy!!"


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