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Derek Kong Sang Man

August 25, 1948 - October 27, 2019
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MAN, Derek K., 71, passed peacefully on Sunday morning, October 27, in his beautiful home in Millbrae, California surrounded by loving family until the very end.  In the weeks leading to his death, family and friends flew from all over the world to see Derek and celebrate the good he had done in their lives.

Derek was born in Hong Kong on August 25, 1948 and grew to be an exceptional person in every way.  Derek attended boarding school in Guanzhou, China where he met lifelong friends and his adoring wife, Jenifer.  From the moment they met in 1967, Derek and Jenifer were inseparable, and they were together for 52 years until the very minute of his passing.

Derek and Jenifer immigrated to the United States as a married couple in 1976.  In five years’ time, from 1976 to 1981, Derek learned to master the English language and, on June 19, 1981, graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.  On September 5, 1984, Derek became licensed as a professional civil engineer by the State of California.

Derek achieved great professional success, but his true gift was his boundless love, affection, and caring for his family.  In the month prior to his passing, Derek continued to go out to buy Baskin Robbins ice cream for his grandchildren.  His perfect day prior to passing was witnessing the marriage of his younger daughter Jeanette in a loving ceremony performed at his home.  Derek is survived by his devoted wife, Jenifer Man, daughters Kris Brewer and Jeanette Man, sons-in-law Reuben Brewer and Kevin Luciano, grandchildren Eleanor and Ronen Brewer, mother Sai Fai Man, and siblings Tony Man, Andy Man, Silas Man, Hing Sang Man, and Ying Sang Man.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30am, Wednesday, November 6 at Sunset View Cemetery and Mortuary, 101 Colusa Avenue, El Cerrito, California 94530. Burial will follow at 1:00pm in Richmond at Rolling Hills Memorial Park, 4100 Hilltop Drive, Richmond, California 94803.

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

Sunset View Mortuary

Address:

101 Colusa Ave, El Cerrito, CA, 94530

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Service Information

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Time: 11:30 am

Sunset View Mortuary

Address:

101 Colusa Ave, El Cerrito, CA, 94530

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Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

Rolling Hills Memorial Park

Address:

4100 Hilltop Drive, Richmond, CA, 94803

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Born: August 25, 1948
Died: October 27, 2019

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Raymond J. Ong posted on 11/3/19

Derek has been a wonder family man and a fantastic father to his family. He always showed how much he care and love for Jenifer and his two daughters. He provided a great home for his family. He was blessed to see both of his children become successful women. I’m sure of that when I see how much he loves his grandchildren. I am glad that he was able to travel with Jenifer during his retirement. We always enjoyed attending the many gatherings at his and Jenifer’s home

 

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