Tributes for

Fong, Stanley Yen

Also known as Fong Sep Yen, Stanley was surrounded by family as he recently passed away from a stroke. A longtime Sacramento resident, he was born on July 17, 1924 in Canton, China and attended Poi Yuen School in Toishan. After immigrating to America, Stanley's acumen grew under his father's business from laundromat bike deliveries through the San Francisco hills to emerging grocery ventures of the Carmichael Supermarket. Throughout his life Stanley was attracted to risk, living by his favorite saying: 'I always want the best.' Stanley served in the U.S. Army through WWII. He then briefly returned to China to marry Elaine, with whom he would raise a vibrant, American family and travel the world over. With his close brother Wesley, Stanley took their father's blueprints to Main Street Market and Dandy Market-both of which they co-owned. Over 70 years in Sacramento, Stanley was part of the United Grocers Association and treasurer of the Soo Yuen Benevolent Association. He was an avid reader, photographer, stamp and coin collector, and San Francisco 49ers fan. He enjoyed good food, American cars, Chinese music, and the stock market. Upon retirement, Stanley and Elaine traveled to 6 continents, over 50 countries, and 174 places worldwide. Yet Stanley's proudest legacy was setting his Fong family longevity record at 88 years. Stanley is survived by his wife of 66 years Elaine, their 8 children, 9 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Wake service for family and close friends is 7/17 at 4pm; memorial service is 7/18 at 1pm. Both will be at George L. Klumpp Chapel of Flowers: 2691 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95818.


Mortuary: George L. Klumpp Chapel of Flowers

Florist: Royal Luis Florist