DR. RAYMOND J.C. WONG, M.D.
Dr. Raymond J.C. Wong, M.D. passed on to his next life on March 7, 2017. He was 82 years old. Dr. Wong was born on September 18, 1934 in Honolulu to Joseph and Marion (Chow) Wong. He graduated from Maryknoll High School in 1953 and from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska in 1960. He then went on to do his internship and residency in pediatrics in New York where he met and married Geraldine (Gregory) Wong, his wife of fifty-five years. His contributions to child healthcare and welfare are numerous, beginning in 1963 with his published research on the Maltreatment Syndrome in Children which helped strengthen our country's child abuse laws. He also helped to improve maternal child healthcare among Native Americans while serving in the United States Public Health Service, Bureau of Indian Health. In 1965, he returned to Hawaii and began his private practice as a Specialist in Pediatric Medicine primarily serving Central and Leeward Oahu. His career lasted forty-six years. He touched the lives of thousands throughout the years with his many contributions to children's healthcare, his involvement in community organizations and his dedication to the preservation of the private practice of medical care. He is survived by his wife Geraldine, two daughters, Marion Wong and Dorothy Wong (Jeffrey Herring), three sons, Raymond Wong (Shandolyn Joyner-Wong), Michael Wong and Brian Wong, three Grandchildren, Daniel Seyler, Russell Joseph Joyner-Wong and Joelle Victoria Joyner-Wong and his Great Grandchild, Cadie Seyler and numerous family members and friends. He was a 1953 graduate of Maryknoll High School where the Raymond J.C. Wong, M.D. Scholarship Fund has been created. It will be awarded yearly to a student who is interested in entering any of the healthcare or human service professions. Donations can be sent in his name to: The Foundation for Maryknoll School 1526 Alexander Street Honolulu, Hi. 96822 Private services will be held at a later date.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased