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Saturday: Services for Peter J. Wong, 70

He was a resident of Menlo Park for more than 40 years

A celebration of the life of Peter J. Wong, a resident of Menlo Park for more than 40 years, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, 1140 Cowper St. in Palo Alto.

Mr. Wong died peacefully in his sleep on Aug. 19 surrounded by family at his home in Menlo Park. He was 70.

Born in Los Angeles, he attended U.C. Berkeley and received bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering with Phi Beta Kappa honors. He then earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

After a 20-plus-year career in engineering, he earned his J.D. from Boalt Hall at UC Berkeley and practiced law from 1993 to 2006. After retiring, he co-founded Micah's Call and dedicated his free time to researching and writing about social justice issues, the family said.

Mr. Wong and his wife Evelyn lived in Menlo Park for more than 40 years, spending weekends at their condominium in San Francisco to attend opera, ballet and theater. He spent his free time with his children and grandchildren or traveling extensively all over the world, the family said.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Evelyn; his daughters, Kristin Baker and Alison Wong-Huchard; and four grandchildren.

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