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Duane “Pudgy” Wong

January 27, 1953 - March 7, 2016
Sunset View Mortuary
Saturday 3/26, 1:00 pm

Duane Wong, 63, of Richmond, CA was born in Los Angeles, the son of Judge Delbert and Dolores Wong. Because he was almost a 10 pound new-born baby, a nurse referred to him as “Pudgy,” and the nickname stuck for his entire life. Pudgy was diagnosed last July with cancer of the esophagus and succumbedContinue Reading

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barry lou left a message on March 28, 2016:
The video reminded me of something that happened when Pudge was at Berkeley. We're cousins, and my mom (Auntie Pauline) and Pudge's mom (Auntie Do) used to write each other a lot, to keep in touch. Auntie Do mentioned that Pudge liked the rolls and jam that my mom made for Goong Goong (our grandfather), so she decided to bake a batch for Pudge. She boxed them up, and then was going to call to make sure someone was home so she could drop them off. My mom talked out loud a lot, so I remember her saying “He’s in college now, I don’t want to embarrass him by asking for Pudge because that’s a childhood nickname and he probably doesn’t want anyone to know, I’ll ask for Duane.” So she called up and when someone answered, she asked “Is Duane there?” Whoever answered sounded a little confused “Umm, who? There’s no Duane here.” “Duane Wong?” “Oh, you mean Pudgy. Hey, Pudgy, there’s a call for you.”
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