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“Although I met Fay when I started working at EBMUD in 1984, it wasn't until I began working in Purchasing in 1994 that I got to know her. And that...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Rhonda Norton - Richmond, CA

“I met Faye through a zoology class at UC Berkeley back in the late 1970s. I will always remember her joyfulness. Being in "her light" was a special...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Renee Silveira - San Rafael, CA

“I've known Fay for too short a time. What I do remember is that she was very kind, compassionate, and calm. One thing I learned about her was her...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Robert Pon - co worker

“I worked with Fay in the early 80's at the Berkeley Business Office. We were a small work group and looked out for each other. We had some fun and...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Regina Ware - Oakland, CA

“It was my pleasure to work with Fay for over 23 years at EBMUD. She was always helpful, exhibiting a "can do" attitude even with the most difficult...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Dick Evans - Alameda, CA

“I worked with Fay for 19 years and we became very good friends. We often shared breakfast snacks, lunch and many slices of birthday cakes. Neither...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Eulalia Sweet - Oakland, CA

“I had the pleasure and honor to work with Fay at East Bay Mud for almost 24 years. She was always happy and calm, never complaining about all the...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Carol Burke - San Leandro, CA

A bright, creative, cheerful, generous and loving woman

Fay Y. Yee was born in Hong Kong on August 20, 1954. She was the second child to Chuck and Kam Yee. She immigrated to the United States in 1960 with her parents, where she completed her education in the Berkeley school system. Fay was a cheerful, resourceful and a determined lady. Fay worked throughout her college education. She worked mainly at Macy's and at UC Berkeley. In 1976, Fay graduated from UC Berkeley, with a degree in Biology. She continued to work for UC Berkeley until she began her career with the East Bay Municipal Utility District in 1979. However, she continued to work at Macy's, until 1985, for 2 main reasons: extra income and employee discount. After being diagnosed with kidney cancer in October 2010, Fay retired from the East Bay Municipal Utility District in December 2010.
Domingo Li and Fay Y. Yee married in 1986 in Alameda. They welcomed their first child, Joseph, in 1988 and two years later, in 1990, their daughter Danielle. Fay dedicated her life to being a good mother. Her husband and children were the most important people in her life. Fay made it a point to attend every soccer game, every basketball tournament, every Chinese folk dance performance, and still had time for her own hobbies, collecting Beanie Babies, sewing and knitting.
Fay's passion and kindness toward others was clearly identifiable and felt throughout her involvement with her children's friends, her friends, and family members. She also found time to volunteer for the Chinese Folk Dance Association, Oakland group. Fay showed her love for the Chinese culture, unity, friendship and family by opening her home to all, particularly to her children's friends. Fay would take you so far under her wing to the point where everyone felt that she was like their second mother. For her friends and family, she baked her favorite treats; cooked and transported whole meals, which included rice and dessert; supervised the children's sleepovers or hang-out days; and had sewing and knitting sessions.
Fay is survived by her husband, Domingo; son, Joseph; daughter, Danielle; parents, Chuck and Kam Yee; brother and sister-in-law, Ken and Tiya; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Bonnie; as well as many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.