Ted Choi Tam died on Oct. 1 at the age of 74 after a year-long fight with cancer.
Tam majored in business at the University of Washington and served in the U.S. Army. He was a manufacturing engineer before starting Choi Investment Realty.
Tam devoted his life to making a difference in the Chinese American community. He was a co-founder of Kin On Health Care Center, involved in the Chinese Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, president of the Eastlake Community Council, co-chair of the Washington Asian Pacific American Republicans, and heavily involved in King County Republican Party politics.
Tam is survived by his wife JoAn, children Theresa (Juan Carlos Ramirez), Elizabeth (Neal Rudd), Christina, Teddy (Katie), Christopher, and Matthew, grandchildren Donovan Ramirez and Matthaeus Rudd, brother Dan (Eunice), and nephews and nieces Ronnie, Richard, Stefanie, Sheri, Spencer, and Scott. ♦
Funeral services will be held on Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at 2702 Broadway Ave. E. in Seattle.
Donations may be made to Kin On Health Care Center at 4416 S. Brandon St., Seattle.