Maximo Ching Yao
Maximo Ching Yao died at home of a long-term illness on Nov. 30, 2008. He was 73.
He was born on Sept. 28, 1935 in Manila, The Phillippines. He was raised and attended school in the Phillippines and earned his doctorate degree at the University of the Philippines in Manila.
Dr. Yao moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., in the early 1960s to do his pediatric residency and subspecialty in pediatric neurology.
In 1963, he met and married Susan Kelly. The couple moved to Lake Oswego with their young family in l968.
He was drafted in l969, and served in the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel at Letterman Hospital in San Francisco until his discharge in l971.
Upon his return to Oregon, Dr. Yao embarked on a 27-year career as a pediatric neurologist at the Kaiser Permanente Mt. Scott Clinic in Portland.
Survivors include his wife Susan of Lake Oswego; his daughter Diana Yao and her husband Glenn Izmirian of Huntington Beach, Calif.; his son David Yao of London, United Kingdom; his daughter Kimberly Yao and her husband Paul Lewis of New York, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 650 A Ave. in Lake Oswego.