Nathan S. Tom, DDS, MS

San Francisco Chronicle - Late Edition (Sunday) - - LIFETRIBUTES -

Dr. Nathan S. Tom passed away peace­fully on Jan­uary 4, 2019. He was 84. He is sur­vived by his wife of 61 years, Su Lee Tom, three chil­dren and their spouses, and six grand­chil­dren.

A na­tive San Fran­cis­can, Nate had fond mem­o­ries of his time at the Chi­na­town YMCA and Donal­d­ina Cameron House, as well as Wash­ing­ton High School where he played on bas­ket­ball and track cham­pi­onship teams, en­joyed drama and cho­rus, and or­ches­trated ram­bunc­tious cheers as head yell leader.

Nate opened his gen­eral den­tistry prac­tice in Ne­wark, CA fol­low­ing his grad­u­a­tion from the Col­lege of Physi­cians and Sur­geons (now Univ. of the Pa­cific, Arthur A. Du­goni School of Den­tistry). Upon earn­ing his or­thodon­tic post-doc­tor­ate de­gree at the Univ. of Detroit, Nate es­tab­lished his or­thodon­tic of­fice in Fre­mont, CA. Af­ter 30 years of pri­vate prac­tice, he joined the fac­ulty at UOP where he was Direc­tor of the Pre-doc­toral pro­gram of Orthodon­tics un­til his re­tire­ment. He thor­oughly en­joyed all three phases of his ca­reer in den­tistry. He was an in­ducted mem­ber of the Academy of Gen­eral Den­tistry, Pres­i­dent of the South­ern Alameda County Den­tal So­ci­ety, and founder and Pres­i­dent of the Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Chi­nese Amer­i­cans - South­ern Alameda County. He was also in­volved in many other so­cial and pro­fes­sional as­so­ci­a­tions.

Nate’s hob­bies in­cluded gar­den­ing, snow ski­ing, and se­nior soft­ball. He will be re­mem­bered by all who knew him as soft spo­ken, gen­tle and kind. Nate was a mod­est man with a dry sense of hu­mor and al­ways put oth­ers’ needs be­fore his own. Dona­tions may be sent to Cameron House, 920 Sacra­mento St., S.F. 94108 https://cameron­house.org/ give/do­nate/

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