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Peter Yi Zhang

November 5, 1985 — July 26, 2021

Peter Yi Zhang

November 5, 1985 — July 26, 2021

Peter Yi Zhang, age 35, passed peacefully in the arms of his loved ones on July 26th, 2021, at his parent's home in Duarte, California after a courageous battle with cancer.

On November 5th, 1985, Peter was born in Guangzhou, China to his mother, Kit Chun Wong and his father, Yau Yee Cheung. Growing up, Peter enjoyed spending time with his friends, playing hockey, and caring for his childhood dog, Shawn. He graduated from Temple City High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army shortly after graduation. He served 8 years in the Army, including two tours in Iraq.

Following his service, Peter pursued a career in law; he graduated from college and was accepted into law school in 2020. A life-long lover of food and wine, Peter worked in hospitality and food service for over 15 years. In 2018, Peter married Hui-Shurn Yong in New York City, NY. Peter is survived by his wife, his parents, his three sisters, and numerous others.

In addition to spending time with his loved ones, Peter had a love for traveling, basking in nature, and learning. Peter was quiet in nature, but everywhere he went, Peter touched the hearts of many and became a beloved member of every community he lived in. He was self-less and thoughtful, even at the end of his life and throughout his battle with cancer. As a Jedi, he served, studied, and lived whole-heartedly with dedication and no regrets.

Family and friends are invited to attend memorial service on Thursday, August 12th @ 9AM at Douglass & Zook in Monrovia, followed by Riverside National Cemetery. Celebration of Life gathering to follow at Capital Seafood Restaurant in Arcadia.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Children's Health Fund ( or No Kid Hungry ( Use to notify the family of your gift. To share stories and express love, visit

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook Funeral and Cremation Services, Monrovia, California.
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