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Wong, David A. Sr.

David Allan Wong Sr, a resident of Norwood, died Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Needham. He was 88. David was born April 6, 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the three children of Samuel K. and Faith Lillian (Chin) Wong, immigrants from China. David was a proud veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1952 to 1954 in the US Marine Corps. He earned his undergraduate degree from Boston University in 1956 and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Boston College in 1970. David worked as a program manager for GTE Corporation. He was an avid reader, and passionate Boston sports fan. A competitor at heart, he enjoyed playing tennis and basketball. David sang in the church choir and for 60 years was an active and faithful member of the First Congregational Church of Norwood. He was a member of the Norwood Senior Center, volunteered at the Norwood Food Pantry, and also delivered Meals on Wheels. David was the devoted husband of the late Annie (Fong) Wong who predeceased him in 2013, and the brother of the late Richard A. Wong, and the late Doris M. Wong. He is survived by his four daughters, Cathleen W. Blair, and her husband Dennis, of Groton, Julie A. Cusack of Attleboro, Melinda J. Arthur, and her husband Bob, of Franklin, and Carol W. Malachowski, and her husband Paul, of Franklin; his son, David A. Wong Jr., and his wife Karen, of Norwood; his grandchildren, Amanda, and her husband Brandon, Robert, Andrew, Michael, Kayla, Matthew, Christopher, Benjamin, Samuel, and Stephanie; and his two great grandchildren, Colton and Cora. Private interment was at Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Feb 29th at 11 am at the First Congregational Church of Norwood, 100 Winter Street, Norwood, MA 02062. In lieu of flowers donations to the Music Fund of the First Congregational Church (address above) or to the Norwood Ecumenical Food Pantry, 150 Chapel St, Norwood, MA 02062 would be greatly appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Kathleen Castro
    February 2nd, 2020 | 8:01 am

    Deepest condolences to Julie and her family during this difficult time.

  2. Amy Bisconte
    February 3rd, 2020 | 8:20 pm

    Carol,Your dad’s passing has left me feeling sad but smiling when I think of the banter that used to go on. between us when he volunteered at the Balch.I adored him. He was a special man. Hopefully your special memories of him will sustain you. Amy Bisconte

  3. Ed Lynch
    February 5th, 2020 | 10:40 pm

    David was a joy to encounter. Whether in the GTE carpool, on the softball field, or on the court of the church (at the cafe-gym-atorium), he was always fun.
    A special person. My “foster dad” was a pleasure to be with…

  4. February 9th, 2020 | 12:18 pm

    what a kind sweet gentleman he was…i so enjoyed seeing him when i would drop off the pantry donations…always a smile…may he RIP with love all around him

  5. Jane Makurat Spencer
    January 9th, 2023 | 9:49 pm

    Mr.Wong was my neighbor growing up in Norwood, like a second father! I’m very sad to learn he’s gone, but not forgotten! Many happy memories include the Wong family! I hope their hearts heal after this loss! Sending love and healing prayers, Jane Makurat Spencer now in Tampa, FL

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