October 2, 2012 > Obituary: Joseph Ching, President, Pan Pacific Bank (Fremont)
Obituary: Joseph Ching, President, Pan Pacific Bank (Fremont)
February 8, 1940 - September 24, 2012
"They don't make them like they used to"
"A perfect gentleman, kind, honest and regarded with great respect"
Patricia MoorePatricia Moore
"His success as a banker was natural because he was such a good and nice man"
Joseph G. MasonJoseph G. Mason
Joe Ching passed away at the age of 72. He is survived by his beloved wife, Audrey, four children, Matt, Cameron, Serena, Melinda and four grandchildren, Samantha, Sydney, Sebastian and Skyler. Joe was born and raised in Yokohama, Japan, attended St. Joseph High School in Yokohama and St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. After receiving an MBA, he moved to San Francisco to work for Bank of America for 27 years, Commercial Bank of Fremont and most recently as president of Pan Pacific Bank of Fremont. During these years, Joe cultivated long-term business and personal relationships that held a significant impact in the community and on all that knew him.
Joe was an incredibly generous and devout family man. He would help anyone that asked him, and always made sure that he and his family did the right thing. Though at times soft-spoken, his actions always had a great effect. Aside from his family, Joe loved tennis, family meals, gardening, the holidays, and his Oakland A's. Joe will be deeply missed.
Memorial Services were held Saturday, September 29, 2012 at St. Matthew Church in San Mateo.
(Courtesy of Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's Funeral Home, San Mateo, CA)
Contributions in Joe's memory will be gratefully accepted by "Self-Help for the Elderly": http://www.selfhelpelderly.org/support/donation.php or Self-Help for the Elderly, 407 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94111.