Obituary: Yuon Wong

Yuon Wong, 55, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at Newton. He was born June 17, 1963, in China to Yin Lau Wong and Yow Coon Wong, and they preceded him in death. On March 24, 1990, he married Zhi Min “Mary” Li-Wong in Sydney, Australia, and she survives of the home.

Yuon and Mary moved to the United States in 1981. Yuon and his brother Gui had an entrepreneurial spirit and have co-owned and operated the China Inn Restaurant in Newton together since 1984. Thanks to his dedication and hard work, his family’s restaurant has been a successful part of Newton for many years.

Yuon was a loyal and loving family man and enjoyed the company of his close-knit family. He enjoyed playing tennis and mahjong. In addition to his family, he had a special place in his heart for his husky Zorro. Yuon had a secret love of the game Candy Crush and was very proud of the levels he achieved in the game.

Yuon was a simple, loyal, hardworking private person and leaves a legacy of love of family, friends and loyal customers he made through the years.

He is survived by his wife Zhi Min “Mary” Wong; daughter Melissa Wong Bogunovich and her husband Kelly and their daughter Mila Wong Bogunovich; and one brother, Gui Wong and his wife Amy and their children Serena, Jason and Kayla, all of North Newton.

Yuon was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will have a gathering from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton, and they suggest memorial contributions in Yuon’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s hospital or Smile Train in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

The family appreciates all the care and concern that has been shown to them during this difficult time. It is humbly and gratefully acknowledged.

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