Daniel Raymond Wong
Loving Son, Brother and Friend
Daniel Raymond Wong, 22, of Boston, MA, and formerly of Summit, NJ, died on December 3, 2013 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston after almost three months of illness.
Although only 22 at the time of his death, Daniel affected many people in his lifetime. He was deeply committed to education and tutored fellow students in Summit High School and underprivileged students in surrounding towns beginning his sophomore year. He enjoyed tutoring both academic subjects and the SAT, and later became a college prep advisor to his former students. At a very early age, Daniel adopted the Oregon Ducks as his team, and if obsessive devotion translates into winning stats, his devotion is the reason for the Ducks’ current success. Daniel’s loyalty to the Ducks was split when he entered Stanford University in 2009. There, in addition to rooting for the Stanford Cardinal, he majored in Public Policy and Economics. Daniel also served as education resident theme advisor in his dorm EAST and as Treasurer for his SigEp fraternity. While at Stanford, he continued to tutor underprivileged children in East Palo Alto while tutoring via Skype his students in Summit. Daniel was committed to friendship. In his last semester at Stanford, Daniel decided to focus on cementing relationships with his dear friends rather than his coursework, and later reported that it was his best semester ever in terms of good times as well as grade point average.
Daniel was working as an investment analyst at The Investment Fund for Foundations in Cambridge, MA at the time of his illness.
Daniel was born in Morristown, NJ, and grew up in Summit, NJ. He is the second of three beloved children to Raymond and Nora Wong of Summit. Besides his parents, Daniel leaves behind his sister, Adrienne, and brother, Matthew, and many other loving family members and friends.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Christ Church in Summit, NJ. His burial will be private. Those who choose to give a gift to honor Daniel are asked to make a contribution in his name to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. For further information or to send a condolence, please go to www.caringbridge.org/visit/danielwong/guestbook.
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