KWAI FONG CHOY
Dr. Kwai Fong Choy passed away peacefully surrounded by those who loved him; his wife, children and siblings on July 17th, 2012 in Honolulu at the age of 81 after a 10 month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii on June 17, 1931, the 2nd youngest of nine.
Kwai Fong was most known for being the founder and owner of Kapalama Pet Hospital and later Waipio Pet Clinic. He practiced veterinary medicine from 1960 until his retirement in 1995. Over the years, he worked with and trained dozens of veterinarians, vets-to-be and interacted with thousands of clients. He was very cordial, polite, good-natured, humorous and easy-going in his demeanor and was popular for his caring bedside manner. Kwai Fong gave back to the community by visiting local schools and talking to students about becoming a veterinarian. He was an occasional guest veterinarian on the KHON 2 morning TV kid’s show, “Romper Room” with Miss Robin.
Kwai Fong had many different enjoyments in the later part of his life. Besides spending time with his wife, kids, and later grandkids, he enjoyed playing tennis, ping pong, watching Rainbow Volleyball and Football, professional tennis on TV. He enjoyed traveling with the family on trips to the mainland, internationally, and later cruises to Alaska, Mexico, and the Hawaiian Islands. He loved the holidays, seafood, and was proud of his Chinese heritage.
He is survived by his wife, Constance of 57 years; sons: David (Jo-Ann) Choy, and Douglas (Beth) Choy; daughters: Shari (Guy) Okazaki, Tracy Tycer; grandchildren: Kara and Laura Okazaki, Sarah and Jonathan Tycer, brother: Kwai Tin (Jocelyn) Choy, sister: Lai Yung Kam, many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Borthwick Mortuary-Makai Chapel on Friday, August 17, 2012. Visitation: 9am-11am, Services: 11am-12pm. Burial: 1pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire, no flowers please.