July 21, 1929 - December 26, 2019 Charles Wong, Mid-Century Architect and accomplished real estate developer, passed away at 90 years old surrounded by his loving family. Charles Wong immigrated in the 1930s from China, would settle in Los Angeles and later graduate from Polytechnic High School in 1946 and graduated college through USC's School of Architecture in 1951. He was married for 59 years to Susan Wong until her passing in 2010. Charles and Susan were blessed with 5 children and as of his passing, he had 13 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. He resided in South Pasadena for the last 50 years of his life and enjoyed playing golf at South Hills Country Club where he was a member for 25 years. He enjoyed helping Mandarin Baptist Church of LA (MBCLA), community, friends, and family. Viewing will be held at Rose Hills Alhambra on January 17th, from 4-7pm. The memorial will be held on January 18, 2020 at 1pm at the SkyRose Chapel at Rose Hills in Whittier, CA. In lieu of flowers, please donate to USC School of Architecture, MBCLA, Chinese American Museum, or Show Hope.
Published by Los Angeles Times from Dec. 31, 2019 to Jan. 5, 2020.
We're very sorry to hear this news. He was a very talented architect and designer, and left a legacy of beautiful buildings. We are currently restoring a house he designed in 1965 located in Ladera Heights; we love his approach to design and thoughtfulness. Well wishes to his family in this time of loss.
Adrian Scott Fine
January 3, 2020
I am very sorry for the loss of your loved one. May you be comforted by your fondest memories of him, and keep them close to your heart. May you receive comfort from God, family and friends, during this difficult time.