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 Orrin as the owner/operator of Famous Meat Market in Berkeley, California. He then worked as a butcher for Food Bowl Super Market where he later retired. Orrin was the proud father of 5 children, loving grandfather to 5 grandchildren, and was blessed with 6 great grandchildren. He is survived by:
(grouped by family)
Son – Arthur (Jan) Cho
Grandson – Greg (Harmony) Cho
Great-grandchildren – Jaxon, Kalli and Addyson Cho
Granddaughter – Kristie (Tom) Duffy
Great-grandchildren – Tommy, Cooper and Hailey Duffy
Daughter – Diane Cho
Daughter – Joanne Kihara
Grandson – Kenneth Kihara
Son – Andrew (Gail) Cho
Grandchildren – Devin and Alyssa Cho
Daughter – Marcia Cho (Mike Huston)
When not spending time with his growing family, Orrin enjoyed gardening with Nice, fishing, music, and mahjong. He was a devout Christian and worshipped with the congregation at Berkeley Chinese Baptist Church.
A service will be held for Orrin at Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito, California on June 23, 2017 at 10:30am where he will then be laid to rest next to his beloved wife, Nice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an organization that had meaning in Orrin’s life:
Berkeley Chinese Baptist Church (BCBC)
1951 Sacramento St
Berkeley, CA 94702
In 1998, Orrin and Nice were baptized together at BCBC, affirming their dedication to Christ, and promising devotion to God’s will.
R.E.A.C.H. West for Special Adults
4221 San Pablo Dam Rd
El Sobrante, CA 94803
R.E.A.C.H. West is a non-profit started in 2009 by his son Andrew and other parents of children with special needs. Andrew’s son, Devin, has autism. Please check out their website for further information: www.reachwest.org
Sutter Home Health and Hospice Care
P.O. Box 160045
Sacramento, CA 95816
Sutter Home Health and Hospice Care were the last team to care for Orrin during his final days of illnesses. Through their caring and compassion, Orrin was kept pain-free and comfortable.
Or Cards and Memorials may be mailed to:
The Family of Orrin Cho
c/o Sunset View Cemetery
P.O. Box 187
El Cerrito, CA 94530