Charles Chow, 70 years old, passed away peacefully at home with his loved ones on Sunday December 22nd, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Cynthia Chow for the past 43 years.
Born in a small village outside of Tianjin, China, he was the son of Chow Chun Kong(周峻剛) and Wong Shuk Fun(王淑芬). He immigrated to NYC from Hong Kong, at the age of 21 and attended Burlington Community College where he earned his Associates Degree in Pemberton, NJ. Soon after, he moved to Albany, NY and opened multiple restaurants in the Capital District area including Mandarin, Hunan, China Inn and Joe’s Deli.
He was a lifelong cycling advocate and was an integral part of the Hong Kong Cycling Association. He traveled and managed the team to multiple Olympics from the late 80s through the 2000s as well as helped train Wong Kam Po to become Hong Kong’s first world champion cyclist.
He is survived by his wife Cynthia, his three children Elaine, Renee, David, son in laws Tony Chiu, Paul Sears and grandchildren Maximo Chiu, Madison and Taylor Sears.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, December 27th, 2019 at 10am at Levine Memorial Chapel at 649 Washington Ave, Albany NY 12206 with interment at the Memory Gardens Cemetery. The viewing will be held from 10am to 12pm.
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