Lasting Memories

Cecile Wun-Sze Lee
May 13, 1966-March 28, 2013
Pleasanton, California

Pleasanton resident and physician Dr. Cecile Wun-Sze Lee passed away at home surrounded by her family on March 28, 2013 at the age of 46 after a courageous five-year battle with an aggressive form of breast cancer. She was born in Hong Kong on May 13, 1966, and moved with her parents to the United States at the age of one. A 1984 graduate of Cherry Hill East High School in New Jersey, she earned a bachelor?s of science degree with a major in bio-resource science at the University of California, Berkeley where she and Hank met and later married in 1992. She attended Tulane University Medical School with Hank in New Orleans, earning both her medical degree and a master?s degree in public health in 1993, becoming the first physician in her family. She completed her residency in dermatology at Tulane Medical Center in 1997. Cecile and Hank moved to Pleasanton and opened their practice, Pacific Dermatology. She was also on staff at ValleyCare Medical Center. Dr. Lee cared for her patients as if they were family members. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading, exercising, Tai Chi, knitting, Chinese painting, playing the piano and spending time with her family and friends. She is described as a caring and loving mother and wife with a good sense of humor and a gentle spirit. Dr. Lee is survived by her husband, Dr. Hank Fung and their children, Kristin and Brandon; her mother Fung Chun Lee and father Kan Chee Lee of Dublin; her sisters Mona Lee Chin of Castro Valley, and Nancy Lee Goggans of Nashville, TN.

From Sandra Hargis
Nov. 27, 2013

Dr. Cecile Lee was truly a remarkable doctor. As her patient, I felt her tremendous compassion and always received top notch, expert care. I think that her personal experience with illness, enabled her to reach out to me with a gracious humanity that few doctors possess. I miss her and will continue to affirm peace-filled comfort for her family.

From Suzanne Meierding
April 7, 2013

Cece was one of a, generous, kind, caring, loving, funny, and a true and giving wonderful friend. She always jumped at the chance to help others even when not feeling well herself. When I went to see my family in Bangkok, she visited my 92 year old mother many times, taking meds that might help her swollen limbs, even buying new shoes that would fit her enlarged feet. She was a wonderful advocate for others who like herself were fighting breast cancer. I miss you so, Cece and will always be grateful to say that you were my friend.

From Laura Schwab
April 4, 2013

I will always remember CeCe as a loving caring dear friend who helped me many times. She made excellent soups when I was ill and tried to persuade me to eat healthy. She was very humorous and silly at times,a very elegant lovely lady. She did everything she could to save her life so she could be with her family. I will miss her a lot.