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William "Bill" Chan

August 1, 1926 — February 17, 2024

William "Bill" Chan

August 1, 1926 — February 17, 2024


William "Bill" Dong Chan, 97, born on August 01, 1926, in Guangzhou, China, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2024. Bill resided in Los Angeles, CA and is predeceased by his daughter Bonnie and is survived by his long-time dance partner Betty, son Wilson (Diana), grandson Brandon, nieces Ruby (Mike), Diana (Shel), Beverly (Jeff), nephews Wil (Linda), Bob (Leslie) and many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.

Bill was a proud WWII veteran in the U.S. Army serving from 1944 to 1946.  Upon being honorably discharged, Bill worked for 32 years as a electrical mechanic with the Los Angeles Water and Power Company. He loved to work on his home, was a wonderful ballroom dancer and played tennis and pickleball. 

Bill will be missed by family and close friends in Los Angeles as well as his many immediate family in San Francisco.

In lieu of flowers or a gift, if you would like to donate in Bill's memory, please send any donations to the American Legion Post 628-Chinatown in his name. The address is 823 N Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

A memorial service will be held at Forest Lawn-Glendale at 12pm on Thursday, March 7, 2024 located at 1712 S. Glendale Avenue, Glendale, CA 91205. Please check in at the information booth for directions to the memorial site.

Following the service, please join Bill's family at Vegas Seafood Buffet at 1:30 pm. Located at 110 S. Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204 (there is 2 hours parking validation at Marketplace Parking Structure, 120 S. Artsakh Street or most parking structures in the area).


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Thursday, March 7, 2024

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Pacific time)

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1712 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205

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