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Orrin Cho

June 3, 1925 - June 9, 2017
Sunset View Cemetery Association
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Orrin Cho, born in San Francisco, California, died peacefully on June 9, 2017 in El Cerrito, California. He was 92 years old. Orrin and his wife, Nice, were married since 1948 and were long-time residents of El Cerrito. Nice passed away in 2016, and was joined by Orrin this month. Many Berkeley residents remember OrrinContinue Reading

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Michael Huston left a message on June 18, 2017:
Happy Father's Day Dad. We miss celebrating this day with you today but know that you are happily reunited with Mom. Mike and I will always remember the fun we had this last year playing MJ, blackjack, enjoying the prime rib at the turf club and watching you win and our lunches at your favorite place, Little Hong Kong. Please say hi to Mom, we miss her too. Love and kisses to both of you!
Jo left a message on June 14, 2017:
2012: Marcia and I took Mom and Dad to Oahu. It was one of their favorite vacation spots, and the last time they were able to make the trip. Marcia rented us a beautiful timeshare condo for the trip. It had a balcony overlooking a rooftop where the Hilton Luau took place every night. Despite us taking them to the Luau one night, Nice & Orrin still enjoyed watching the Luau from our balcony; even subsequent nights. It was the scene of one of our favorite Nice & Orrin pics. I love this picture. It says everything about Nice & Orrin. They were inseparable. They were in love. It didn't matter if they were watching the same show for 5 consecutive nights. As long as they were doing it together. Dad, I can see your smiling face as soon as you joined Mom in Heaven. You are Home with her again. This time for eternity. Love you both always, Jo
May Wong left a message on June 16, 2017:
Dear Orrin, I Love this picture with your happy smiling face Orrin. I feel you are smiling right at me. As every time I visit you and Nice, you always give me a big warm smiling welcome. "Hello May, how are you? good to see you." And that makes me happy to be so welcomed. Many times I visited Nice and Orrin. Nice will always cook something special for dinner and when dinner is about ready, Nice often tells me to phone Kong to come over for dinner and Kong will always happily say "sure I will be there" as Kong likes Nice's cooking, as we all do. Kong is always happy to be invited. Afterwards, as we are all enjoying our dessert we would often talk about the good ole times we had at the farm. We did not have much material wise, but we had each other and enjoyed ourselves along with a bunch of cousins to play and go to school together. We were all happy as a lark. Many times I visited Nice and Orrin and after dinner we would all watch T.V. Orrin's job was to wash the dishes, Nice does the cooking, I often offered to help Orrin with the dishes but he would not let me and say's "Your sister will get mad at me." But sometimes I would say "It is almost time for Jeopardy and he would hurry and finish the dishes and we would all sit down to enjoy our favorite programs Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Every weekday we try to never miss Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Today when I watch them I think of Orrin and Nice and the happy times we shared together. I will miss you Orrin, but I am happy that there is someone on the other side of the vale waiting patiently for you. Your beloved wife Nice and I will not feel so sad, but think of all the happy times I shared and treasured with you and Nice. Your sister-in-law, May Wong
Mike Huston left a message on June 18, 2017:
Orrin and Nice were mirror images of my Mom and Dad. Despite vast cultural differences, we made a family of love and respect. My Dad and Orrin were hard-working fathers that gave us opportunities that they didn't have; and mixed the lessons of life with fun and good cheer. I miss them both on this Father's day. And miss all of them in our daily lives.
Kathy left a message on June 14, 2017:
When my Dad, Kong Go, was living in Albany (c. 2003-2012), we would drive past 2025 San Pablo Ave in Berkeley every so often on the way to or from Oakland. I always tried to catch a glimpse of the building. The sign said "Rainbow Donuts" and it would give me cause to chuckle. I could recognize the entryway, the door set back a few steps from the sidewalk and the two display windows on each side. My mind would flashback to many decades ago (c. 1960s-1970s) when this was Uncle Orrin's "Famous Meat Market", an old-fashioned butcher shop. I would imagine Uncle Orrin with a smile, standing in front of the market with his apron or a butcher coat on, beckoning us in. Inside would be a long refrigerated glass case with fresh cut meats that the customer could select and have hand-wrapped in butcher paper, with the buzz of the meat saws in the background. How can they be serving donuts here now? In my mind, it'll always be "Famous Meat Market". Thanks, Uncle Orrin, for the memories. With love, Kathy Go Ang
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