Tim Siu was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 3, 1926. He was one of six children born to Mr. and Mrs. Siu Kwai Ching. The family lived a simple life on Kukui Street until the attack on Pearl Harbor, which forced them to move to California. Tim finished high school on the mainland. He went to UC Berkeley to study for a year and then enlisted in the Navy to serve his country. He went back to Berkeley to get his bachelor’s and attended medical school at UC Irvine. After his graduation, Tim went to LA County Medical Center to perform his medical internship and residency in anesthesia.
During his time at UC Berkeley, Tim met and fell in love with a beautiful dental student named Annie Chin. He married his sweetheart in 1954 and they moved down to the Los Angeles area. The young couple settled in Alhambra and began their wonderful journey together. They had four girls, Susan, Jennifer, Tina, and Valerie.
Dr. Siu had a private practice in anesthesia for over 30 years, working primarily out of San Gabriel Valley Hospital. He was well respected by the surgeons, adored by the nurses and loved by his patients.
In his community, Tim was generous with his time and money through many philanthropic organizations. First and foremost was Alhambra Rotary where he was President and went on to become District Governor of Rotary District 530. He was on the Board of Directors for multiple organizations: the West San Gabriel Valley YMCA, the Disaster Committee of the American Red Cross, and the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center. Tim was on the Board of Councilors of CSU Pomona, as well as a member of the President’s Advisory Board at CSU Los Angeles. Most recently he has been serving on the Board of Councilors for the USC School of Pharmacy.
Alhambra has benefited tremendously from the community service of Tim Siu. He participated in the City of Alhambra Planning Commission, Alhambra Civil Service Commission, and the Committee to Build the New Alhambra Police Station. He and Annie co-chaired the committee to raise funds for a new Alhambra Public Library as well. The list goes on and on.
Tim was also very involved in the Chinese community. He contributed to the Chinese Historical Society, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, the Chinese Public Service Association, and the Chinese American Museum. In addition, he served as President of the Chinese American Physicians Society of Southern California.
Dr. Tim Siu has committed his life to family, education, community and service above self.
He is survived by his loving wife Annie; his daughters Susan, Jennifer, Tina, and Valerie; son-in-laws Arthur and Winston; grandchildren Monica, Alice, Joyce, Michelle, and Daniel.
The memorial will be Tuesday, May 21, at 2pm at the Church of Our Savior:
535 W. Roses Rd, San Gabriel, CA 91775
Alhambra Rotary Charities Foundation &/or
The Chinese Historical Society, Portraits of Pride
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