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Robert Lam
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Robert Lam, 59, passed away Wednesday, June 3.

Born in Kowloon, Hong Kong on April 26, 1950, he was the son of Kai Yuen Lam and Shui Chun Tang Lam as Chack Wah Lam. After conversion to the LDS faith and immigration to the United States at the age of 12, his name was changed to Robert Lam.

As a young boy Robert remembered flying kites with his father and spending quality time with his brothers. He enjoyed various athletics especially racquetball, tennis, track and field and soccer. But most of all he loved spending time with his family. He was a devoted father and husband dedicating his life and hard work to ensure his family's happiness; whether it meant playing catch with his 10-year-old son or taking his daughter to her Senior Prom.

Throughout his life he had several notable accomplishments which include serving a mission for the LDS church's Southwest Indian Mission in Arizona and New Mexico, graduating from Ricks College and Brigham Young University in Business and Marketing which led to his career as a financial advisor for his own company, Robert Lam Financial Advisory Services, where he has worked for the last 17 years. His love of Jesus Christ was shown in the ways he passionately served others as well as the members of his faith. He enjoyed attending Cub Scouts and was very involved in the youth programs.

Everyone who met Bob couldn't help but notice his vibrant personality and comment on his friendly nature and how infectiously happy he was. He was always willing to help and would put others before himself. He was always making new friends and that's why he loved working with his clients and being a part of their lives.

He is survived by his loving wife Cindy; four daughters, Amy, Bethany, Danielle Vanessa, and Katie; his son Nathaniel Kai, and sons-in-law Daniel Tobler and Patrick Sadler; his mother Shui Chun Lam, and three of his five brothers, Richard, Tom and Jim.

He was preceded in death by his father Kai Yuen Lam, and two brothers.

The funeral service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sylvan Chapel, 800 Sylvan Ave. Modesto, at 11:00 am with a visitation prior to at 10:00 am. Eaton Family Funerals will be handling the arrangements.

Any remembrances can be made to the Perpetual Education Fund.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

June 10, 2009