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Sui Yu Lee, 77, passed away peacefully at his home in San Jose, CA on January 30th, 2017. Sui was born in China on March 25th, 1939, the son of Yuet and Loy Lee and the eldest of 5 children.
He leaves his wife of 40 years, Kitty Lee; his daughter, Anna Grajek; his son, Alan Lee; and his grandson, Ethan Lee. He will be reunited with his eldest son, Paul Lee.
Born in China and raised in Hong Kong, he traveled and lived in various countries, until he immigrated and settled in the United States in 1968. In 1979, he and his wife started a business named China Field, a Chinese Restaurant in Inkster, Michigan, which they ran together for 16 years. To free up time and assist with his eldest son’s college education, they sold their business, where he then became a chef at local restaurants.
In 2014, he and his family moved to San Jose, CA to be closer to his extended family and his son, who moved to California in 2008.
Mr. Lee was a soft-spoken and extremely kind-hearted man. Although money was tight, he worked tirelessly and devoted much of his life to raising three children and enabled them to attend college. When he found spare time, he enjoyed photography, reading about stocks, and followed Detroit sports.
A funeral service will be held at the Alameda Family Funeral of Saratoga on Friday February 10th from 10am to 1pm. Burial will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland at 2:30pm.