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Alvin Ho

June 11, 1975 May 2, 2021
Alvin Ho
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Alvin Ho, age 45, of Oak Park, Illinois, died unexpectedly on May 2, 2021. Beloved husband of Rebecca; loving father of Marian and Malcolm; devoted son of Henry and Shirley; dear brother of Angie (Ken); adored uncle; and friend of many.

Alvin was born in Toledo, Ohio on June 11, 1975. Growing up, he also lived in Iowa and Illinois until he left the Midwest for New York City to pursue his Master’s degree in Historic Preservation from Columbia University. During grad school summers, Alvin worked on an archeological dig in Pompeii, forming strong friendships, and a robust love of travel. When back in New York, Alvin worked as an architect and reveled in all the city had to offer: running in the NYC marathon; escaping the city to camp with friends; and scoping out all the best restaurants. While playing on a championship-winning dodgeball team in Queens, he fell in love with (and later married) the team MVP. Life took Alvin back to the Midwest to raise a family closer to his parents. He and Rebecca settled in the wonderful community of Oak Park, Illinois. Alvin loved traveling with his young family, sharing with them his wanderlust and sense of adventure. Experiencing life with Marian and Malcolm brought him so much joy. In 2020, Alvin changed careers to become a stay-at-home pandemic dad, overseeing Zoom Kindergarten and providing much-appreciated support at his parents’ restaurant, Shan-Li’s in Aurora, Illinois.

Alvin travelled the world and cherished his time with family and friends. And although his time with us was far too short, we were all touched by his kindness, generosity, sharp sense of humor, and love of adventure.

A celebration of a life well lived will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 1PM at Grace Episcopal Church located at 924 Lake Street in Oak Park, IL. A reception for family and friends will follow at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church located at 545 S East Avenue in Oak Park, IL. Please be advised that masks are required.


As you know we are in unprecedented times. Therefore capacity is limited for the celebration of life ceremony and reception. We ask that you RSVP with a headcount for your group so that we can plan accordingly. We thank you for your understanding and love. https://forms.gle/LPDAzWiQNjL15qh37

In lieu of flowers, donations to Marian’s and Malcolm’s college funds can be sent via Zelle or Venmo to Marian.and.Malcolm@gmail.com. We also invite you to send stories of Alvin to this email account to share with Marian and Malcolm to keep the memory of their father alive.

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Funeral Service

Saturday

15

May

1:00 PM 5/15/2021 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 5/15/2021 2:00:00 PM
Grace Episcopal Church

924 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301

PLEASE RSVP AT https://forms.gle/LPDAzWiQNjL15qh37

Grace Episcopal Church
924 Lake St. Oak Park 60301 IL
United States
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