ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in the memory of our beloved father, Ted K. Wong. It is a permanent website for you to share a tribute, a favorite memory, upload a treasured photo or video.  Each of us has our very own personal and special memories of Ted. In celebration of his life, we invite you to share those memories with us.

Ted spent his life caring for others. He spent over three decades providing pediatric care to countless numbers of patients in NYC Chinatown-- often offering complementary care to his patients with extenuating circumstances that caused them financial hardships. 

Ted K. Wong was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his extensive family. Married for 61 years, he and his wife Sue raised a family of 6 children, cared for his late elderly parents, and managed a demanding private medical practice together. In their retired years, you could often witness them finishing each other’s sentences, engaging in endearing banter, or settling in for a long evening of Mahjong. Ted especially cherished his times with his grandchildren, taking an active role in sharing his Chinese culture, traveling with them to NYC in the summers, and celebrating Christmas unboxing gifts, followed by the family’s annual ritual of passing out Chinese red envelopes. 

Ted was a generous soul with a big heart. He lived a simple and uncomplicated life. He had a daily routine of exercise and could be relied on to traverse the neighborhood early in the morning -- always with a ready smile and warm greeting for neighbors, mail carriers, and workers sprucing up their community.

Ted remained healthy and happy up until the end. The morning before he was rushed in an ambulance to the Cleveland Clinic, he cheerfully put in a request with his second son Albert for steamed chinese sausage buns and wonton soup.  However, within a few hours, Ted unexpectedly suffered a sudden medical crisis of double pneumonia and abdominal perforation, initiating a rapid decline, and, within a 3-day period, Ted was gone.  Cared for by a compassionate and capable team of doctors at the Cleveland Clinic, Ted passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife, his six children and grandchildren. 

Ted is survived by his wife Sue (蔡綺思), his children (Alan, Anna, Ada, Albert, Alice, and Arthur), and his grandchildren (Victoria, Olivia, Kyle, Isabella, Mia, Tyler, Alexa, Madeline, Celine, Audrey, and Nathan); sister Sunshine Wang (黃詠棠), nieces Cindy and Eva, nephew David; sons- and daughters-in-laws: Shirley Chiu, John Tierney, George Weiss, Kate Chu, and Natalie de la Mata; in-laws: Jorge Cossio, Eric Delgado, Kevin Tierney, Martin Danjue; cousin Jacqueline Wong Miller and her husband Harvey, their children Jordana, Ross, and Stacy; cousin Seung Ming (Peter) Wong and his wife Shirley Choi, and their children Alison and Amy, Alison’s husband Raymond Leonard, Amy’s husband Gustav Lindell and daughter Thea. 

Our deepest thanks to the many friends and families who have reached out to Ted’s family. Gifts, flowers, and donations are not necessary. However, since many of you have requested a tangible way to express your condolences, a donation in Ted’s honor to a cause reflecting his life’s work or a favorite charity of your own would be more than enough.

Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (http://www.cbwchc.org/)
St. Jude’s Research Hospital (https://www.stjude.org/)

We encourage you to share a special memory of Ted in a tribute below or by selecting Gallery or Stories above and sharing a memory. Each memory or tribute can be viewed by all and will remain there indefinitely.  In telling our stories, we can together celebrate Ted's life and his continued impact on the many lives he touched.

Note: There is no limit to the number of memories, photos, or videos we collectively add. If you find yourself in one of the Gallery photos (which may have been uploaded by someone else) or recognize a photo and know the story behind it, please free to click on it and upload your story. We would love to hear it. 


Posted by Ning Liang on September 12, 2020
想念
是手中的柳枝,
在風中搖曳。
希望
遠去的故人
可以看得到。

想念
從來是
不思量,自難忘。
就像
枝頭的葉,
一陣秋風後
悲傷滿地。

願逝者往生極樂   阿彌陀佛

Marlon and Ning
Posted by Juan Fletcher Fletcher on September 8, 2020
Flor, Markus, Nicolle and I would like to express our deepest condolences for the departure of your father Doctor Ted Wong, we are so sorry for your loss, we hope you feel surrounded by much love,

You are all in our thoughts and hearts,


Juan, Flor Markus and Nicolle Fletcher
Posted by Alex Chan on September 5, 2020
Our family will miss him forever. We will always remember his care and kindness. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.
Posted by Yvonne Li on September 2, 2020
Dear Wong Family, 

Our deepest condolences to your family. Dr. Ted Wong was my sister and my pediatrician. He was always calm, gentle and patient. My parents are forever grateful for the service and contributions he gave to Chinese community in NYC especially to those that did not speak English. Dr. Ted Wong is a hero.
Posted by Ginette Zumaeta on September 1, 2020
Dear Albert and Wong Family,

My family and I would like to express our deepest condolences for the departure of your lovely father Dr. Ted K Wong.

You are all in our thoughts and hearts.

Olimpia Bistolfi, Ginette, Jose y Jorge Zumaeta.
Posted by Thomas Fogan on September 1, 2020
Dear Wong family,
 
"Keeping you close in thought as you morn and cherish one who is so loved. "
  Memorial
 
Through Alice, I was very fortunate to have known such a fine life-long husband, father and grandfather to such a wonderful family. I have many fond memories of outings and celebrations with the family, with Ted (in all of his roles), so loving Sue, very proud of his children and enjoying cherished time with his loved grandchildren. 

  Known to us so special, kind and generous, he will be greatly missed and fondly remembered for all time.
Posted by Katherine Lee on September 1, 2020
Dr. Wong was the most kind, full of passion in his works and knew how to handle children. He was my pediatrician and allergist. I remember fond memories whilst in his care. Thank you for taking care of me and calming my nerves when confronted with needles. I remember getting my first needle in your office on Canal Street. Because of you, I am not afraid of getting shots. I grew up in your care. RIP Dr. Wong.
Posted by G L on September 1, 2020
My sincere condolences to all his family. Sending you lots of love.
Posted by Bryan Benoit on August 28, 2020
Dearest Wong family

My sincere condolences to all his loved ones.

I never had the pleasure of meeting him in person but have known his daughter Alice for many years and she always spoke with great kindness and admiration of him.
Posted by Jorge Cossio on August 27, 2020
I had the honor and privilege to meet Ted Wong when I married his daughter Alice. First as Dr. Wong and then as Gong Gong when Alice and I had our dear son Kyle. Gong Gong welcomed me to the family and after Alice and I divorced, he continued to do so, making sure that I knew he would always see me as Kyle's dad. He always made me feel welcomed at the family's gatherings.
I remember that he made sure I took shu mai (one of my favorite Chinese dishes) home when we went to Dim Sum often.
I was very gratified to see the great relationship between him and his grandson Kyle.
I regret his passing to no end. Kyle couldn't have had a better grandad and I a better father in law. I will always remember him as kind and unassuming and I will continue to make sure that Kyle understands and remembers the special love Gong Gong had for him.
Posted by Winslow Wong on August 26, 2020
Dear Albert & Family,

We're very sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences to you and your entire family.

Winslow & Family (Toronto, Canada)
Posted by New Yorkers on August 26, 2020
Dearest Wong family,
We are saddened to learn of your father’s passing, and we send you our sympathy and love. We felt fortunate get to share in your family’s big gatherings at Albert and Kate’s when we visited Florida. You dad always had a bright smile and seemed to enjoy all the happenings of his family swirling around him. One of our memories of daily happenings was a day when we visited your parents’ house before a flight back to New York. Your mom and dad had recently purchased large flower planters to hold plants and began cultivating a beautiful, productive butterfly garden. Many butterflies fluttered above colorful flowers and a few chrysalises had developed on the planter edges. After we admired their work, your parents said it was easy to start a butterfly garden and suggested that we bring milkweed back to New York to start attracting butterflies. We flew back holding a plastic cup full of Floridian soil and milkweed with roots. In our yard, we planted the milkweed along with flowers that were suitable for our climate. The milkweed could not adapt to the cooler weather, but we still have many butterfly-friendly flowers in our yard as a result of your parents’ suggestion. That is one of the fond memories that we have of your dad which shows his wonderful spirit, generosity, and energy. We are very sorry for your loss and are with you in our thoughts. 
- Jim, May, Carter, and Conner
Posted by Lyne Sy Tangco on August 26, 2020
Dear Albert and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss, please accept my deepest condolences.
Posted by Patty De Leon on August 26, 2020
My heart goes out to the entire family. I feel deeply touched and very sad for your loss.
I had the honor of meeting Dr. Ted Wong and know he will be very missed by all of his loved ones.
I pray that in this sensitive moment, you find comfort in each other and cherish all the amazing moments that you lived next to an amazing Father who raised an amazing family.
Posted by Geeky Chick on August 26, 2020
Wong family... I am so sadden by the passing of the Wong family patriarch. You are so loved by so many, especially my family. Please take comfort in knowing that we are thinking about you and your family. We wish your family peace during this difficult time. 

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Posted by Ning Liang on September 12, 2020
想念
是手中的柳枝,
在風中搖曳。
希望
遠去的故人
可以看得到。

想念
從來是
不思量,自難忘。
就像
枝頭的葉,
一陣秋風後
悲傷滿地。

願逝者往生極樂   阿彌陀佛

Marlon and Ning
Posted by Juan Fletcher Fletcher on September 8, 2020
Flor, Markus, Nicolle and I would like to express our deepest condolences for the departure of your father Doctor Ted Wong, we are so sorry for your loss, we hope you feel surrounded by much love,

You are all in our thoughts and hearts,


Juan, Flor Markus and Nicolle Fletcher
Posted by Alex Chan on September 5, 2020
Our family will miss him forever. We will always remember his care and kindness. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.
his Life

Ted K. Wong

Ted K. Wong (黃廣達), beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on August 19, 2020 at the age of 91.  Born in Hok Shan (Heshan,鹤 山), Guangdong Province, China, on March 19, 1929, the eldest of three children to Jack (黃開爵) and Sim(羅月娟) Wong, Ted believed in living simply: waking up early, working hard, dressing in an unassuming manner, and eating simple foods and drink--his favorites being a mug of warm water and a large bowl of Hong Kong-style wonton soup with rice noodles. Yet,Ted’s life was anything but simple. He came of age during the waning years of a republic, a nation riddled with poverty, embroiled in civil war and subjected to relentless foreign invasions. He witnessed the horror of these disquieting times, as he and his family repeatedly fled nearly 100 miles on foot from heavy shelling and occupation of their ancestral lands, losing his younger sister to illness, and nearly wasting away from hunger himself on two occasions. Despite what appeared to be an inauspicious beginning, Ted had the unique ability at a very young age to envision a reality that was entirely different from the one he was living. Even with the absence of his father--who had left for America to support the family from abroad in 1934 (Ted was 5 years old) and who only returned for a brief visit 10 years later in Hong Kong--Ted could see a future of possibilities, one deeply rooted in his desire to make a difference in the lives of those in need. With a singular determination to overcome years of struggle and hardship, young Ted unwaveringly pursued an education that would befit his dreams, eventually embarking on a path toward becoming a medical doctor, graduating from Zhongshan Medical School (中山醫學院) in 1956. 

In 1962, Ted’s dream of practicing medicine and living in the United States became a reality when he immigrated with his wife Sue (also a physician) and his two young children to the United States, settling in New York City and reuniting with his father--who, by then, had spent decades in America, including proudly serving in the United States Army during WWII. Ted’s mother and sister, Sunshine, would join them a year later, and Sue and Ted’s family would grow to include a total of 6 children (three boys and three girls).

Before starting his private practice, Ted interned in New York City at Grand Central Hospital and Jewish Memorial Hospital, followed by residences in Pathology at Meadowbrook Hospital in Manhattan and in Pediatrics at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Brooklyn and United Hospitals of Newark in New Jersey.  After completing his formal medical education, Ted furthered his training by working as an emergency room physician at the Helene Fuld Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey and later at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Queens, New York. Ted secured licensure to practice medicine and surgery in both New Hampshire (1967) and New York (1968). 

Although trained in internal medicine while in China, Ted saw a need for dedicated pediatric care in the Chinese community and would eventually make history by becoming the first pediatrician in New York Chinatown--setting up his  private practice, first on Canal Street and, in later years, moving to Elizabeth Street. Soon children from Chinese families all over the New York Tri-State area came to see Dr. Wong because he was admired for his integrity, competency, compassion, and generosity.  Stories of his generosity traveled far and wide, such as waiving an examination fee to ensure that a family would have enough to pay for medications, or offering complementary pediatric medical care to an entire family until each child graduated high school if a patient’s father passed away while under his care. Beyond providing his services to needy patients, Ted’s generosity extended to many members of his extended family--putting relatives through college and medical school and/or graduate school, providing aid to family members who had recently immigrated to the United States so that they could pursue living the American dream.Ted was deeply altruistic and donated to many philanthropic organizations.  

Three years prior to his retirement, Ted worked alongside his eldest son, Alan, a pediatrician, who would eventually take over his practice, modernizing and streamlining its operations. This period of father-son partnership afforded them regular contact (which is often limited in the lives of children with physician parents) and sustained engagement over their passion for delivering high-quality comprehensive pediatric care. When the time came for Ted to retire, he happily moved down to Florida with Sue to be with their children and grandchildren in 1999. Retired life in Florida suited him well; he loved the weather, the calm life--commenting how even the ducks live longer here! He spent hours tending his rose and butterfly garden, exercising regularly, reading numerous Chinese newspapers, watching the news on TV, dabbling in Chinese poetry, occasionally playing Mahjong with Sue and his children well into the night at weekend gatherings. In Florida, Ted and Sue finally had free time to be together. Frequently bantering and teasing each other, they’d often finish each other’s sentence. Ted cherished his time with his extensive family and passed on his Chinese culture to his grandchildren, driving them to their weekend Chinese language classes, taking them to dim sum, teaching them how to play Mahjong. Winter holidays saw the family gathering around a large 12-foot Christmas tree unwrapping presents, as the grandchildren eagerly waited for their grandpa and grandma to hand out red envelopes with holiday money inside. 

Staying vigorous and alert for many years with a commitment to daily exercise and eating simple foods, Ted unexpectedly suffered a sudden medical crisis of double pneumonia and abdominal perforation, initiating a rapid decline, and, within a 3-day period, Ted was gone.  Cared for by a compassionate and capable team of doctors at the Cleveland Clinic, Ted passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife, his six children and grandchildren. 

Ted is survived by his wife Sue (蔡綺思), his children (Alan, Anna, Ada, Albert, Alice, and Arthur), and his grandchildren (Victoria, Olivia, Kyle, Isabella, Mia, Tyler, Alexa, Madeline, Celine, Audrey, and Nathan); sister Sunshine Wang (黃詠棠) nieces Cindy and Eva, nephew David; sons- and daughters-in-laws: Shirley Chiu, John Tierney, George Weiss, Kate Chu, and Natalie de la Mata; in-laws: Jorge Cossio, Eric Delgado, Kevin Tierney, Martin Danjue; cousin Jacqueline Wong Miller and her husband Harvey, their children Jordana, Ross, and Stacy; cousin Seung Ming (Peter) Wong and his wife Shirley Choi, and their children Alison and Amy, Alison’s husband Raymond Leonard, Amy’s husband Gustav Lindell and daughter Thea. 

Our deepest thanks to the many friends and families who have reached out to Ted’s family.  No gifts or flowers or donations are necessary. However, since many of you have requested a tangible way to express your condolences, a donation in Ted’s honor to a cause reflecting his life’s work or a favorite charity of your own would be more than enough.

Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (http://www.cbwchc.org/)
St. Jude’s Research Hospital (https://www.stjude.org/)

Please consider sharing a special memory of Ted on https://www.forevermissed.com/ted-k-wong/about. Each memory or tribute can be viewed by all and will remain there indefinitely. In telling our stories, we can together celebrate Ted's life and his continued impact on the many lives he touched.

Note: There is no limit to the number of memories, photos, or videos we collectively add. If you find yourself in one of the Gallery photos (which may have been uploaded by someone else) or recognize a photo and know the story behind it, please free to click on it and upload your story. We would love to hear it. 

In Memoriam: Ted K. Wong (in Chinese)

沉痛悼念
Deeply Mourning 
黃廣達醫生 
Our Beloved Father, Dr. Ted Wong
顯考黃廣達醫生,廣東省鶴山縣東南鄉人氏,在家人陪伴下,慟於二零二零年八月十九ㄖ安祥辭世於佛羅里達州克利夫蘭醫院,享壽九十ㄧ歲。
父親黃廣達醫生出生家境貧窮,祖父為養育大家戶需長年離家,極少享受親倫之樂。其自小分擔家計,成長於二戰期間,生活艱困,饑寒交迫,顛沛流離。求學時期斷斷續續,終於在1956年畢業於廣州中山醫學院。就職醫院多年,因社會不定,邅轉香港,與母親蔡绮思,其同鄉醫學院學妹結婚,開始自己的家庭。數年後因機緣考聘美國醫學院,攜同家人僑遷紐約,不斷工作進修,於1969年成立紐約華埠第ㄧ家小兒科診所,看醫近三十年,直到長子黃子慶醫生接業,於1999年退休佛羅里達州。

我們敬愛的父親ㄧ生克勤儉克,雖自小備嘗艱辛挫折,貧困仍奮發向上,勤奮且忠厚踏實。白手起家,對長輩敬重孝順,對人溫和謙恭,對家庭無怨無悔,傾其所有的付出,數十年如ㄧ日,從不間斷。父親極有仁愛正義之心,濟貧扶困不吝錢財。其心懷天下百姓,悲天憫人,具備高尚的道德情。醫者仁心, 普濟眾生,為後世子孫樹立永垂不朽之高尚典範。 
感謝諸親好友連日來的關懷慰問,家屬們感激萬分。謹以此函,表達無限感激之意。
An online memorial web site has been set up for Dr. Ted Wong.  We invite you to share your special memory of Ted on Forevermissed.com.  Each memory or tribute can be viewed by all and remain there indefinitely.  In telling our stories, we can celebrate Ted’s life and his continued impact on the lives of the many lives he touched.  
Note: There is no limit to the number of memories, photos, or videos we collectively add. If you find yourself in one of the Gallery photos (which may have been uploaded by someone else) or recognize a photo and know the story behind it, please free to click on it and upload your story. We would love to hear it. 

配偶   蔡綺思
孝子          黃子慶         孝媳      邱秀玲
                 黃子應                        朱葆琦
                 黃子康                       Natalie Wong
孝女           黃嘉儀        孝婿       John Tierney
                  黃嘉鳳                       George Weiss
                   黃嘉瑞
孝孫男        黃泰然
                   黃卓然
孝孫女        黃蜜雅 
                   黃詩華
孝外孫男     黃啟良
孝外孫女     黃美閒
                    黃美賢
                     黃小鳳           孝外孫女婿        Eric Delgado
                     黃美鳳
                     黃美玉 
                     黃美琼
兄妹              黃詠棠合家

                                                                       泣啟

Recent stories

New Arrivals

Shared by Jacqueline W. Miller on September 20, 2020
Cousin Ted arrived in New York City when I was just a teen. My dad, Cousin Ted’s uncle, had converted our single family home into a duplex, thereby giving our newly expanded family a place to call home.  Soon after his arrival, Cousin Ted decided to buy a brand new car, but the day he was supposed to pick it up from the dealership he decided that he was too nervous to drive it home.  He asked me, a relatively new driver myself, if I would go to the dealership to bring it home. No problem.  It was a bit larger than the car I was used to, but I was more than happy to help family!   This and other memories will stay with me forever.

Hello Neighbors!

Shared by Anna Wong on September 10, 2020
Dad started jogging every day back in the 1980s. Somehow he was able to establish this as his routine until he couldn't jog anymore. Toward the end he was pushing a wheelchair around the neighborhood. He thoroughly enjoyed seeing and greeting his neighbors as he passed by.  Mom recently gave me a little tour around their neighborhood and pointed out all the homes where people have been kind and helpful to them over the years.  She may not know their names but she remembers their kindness and generosity.

Thank you!

Shared by Max Chau on August 31, 2020
Thank you so much Uncle Ted, my sister and I have survived childhood, through chicken pox and fevers because of you.  Uncle Ted's generosity will be forever be set in our minds and persona.  I still remember so vividly the smell of isopropyl alcohol in the office, the menacing Kit-Cat Clock in the waiting room, and the stethoscope around Uncle Ted's neck.  Uncle Ted had saved us from so many medical issues throughout our childhood, and has set an example of calm & resilience for the rest of our lives, and following lineage.  Thank you Uncle Ted, we'll miss you dearly!