Memorial Service Scheduled for Sarah Wong | May 25

South Pasadena resident tragically lost her life in construction crane accident last month in Seattle

PHOTO: Sarah Wong | Credit: Seattle Pacific University

A memorial service is scheduled for Sarah Wong following a tragic accident last month when a construction crane collapsed atop a Seattle building and came down crashing down onto a busy street.

Wong was among four people who died in the accident, taking place at about 3:30 p.m. on April 27 as a plume of dust kicked up following the incident. Investigators say the crane was in the process of being disassembled when it fell onto the street, hitting cars below, one occupied by Wong.

The service for Wong is scheduled for Saturday, May 25, at 1:30 p.m. at Evergreen Baptist Church, 323 Workman Mill Road, La Puente, California, Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

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Witnesses said powerful wind gusts may be a leading cause of the crane falling, but investigators say it will take some time before

Two ironworkers were killed on the crane and two people died in cars below, including Wong, who was a freshman at Seattle Pacific University planning to major in nursing. Wong reportedly was riding in an Uber car with a fellow Seattle Pacific University student, who escaped without major injury, but is said to be deeply saddened by the loss of her classmate.

Wong was a student at South Pasadena High during her freshman year, transferred and graduating from Futures Academy, a private school in Pasadena, before attending Seattle Pacific University.

She is the daughter of Henry Wong and Andrea Wang, and sister of Aaron.


Evergreen Baptist Church – San Gabriel Valley

323 Workman Mill Road

La Puente, California 91746

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

Reception immediately following

The service will be live streamed and the URL for the service will be shared as soon as it is available.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sarah Pantip Wong’s memory are requested to the following: Seattle Pacific University; Faith Bible Church; Seeds of Life Church

The service is open to the public; however, media will not be allowed on church grounds and will be required to contact media contact Lee Keller at (206) 799-3805 to RSVP and be identified and registered in advance.


By Invitation Only

Fukui Mortuary

707 East Temple Street

Los Angeles, California 90012

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, May 24, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The viewings are by invitation only and not open to the media. Requests for invitation may be made by email to Media will not be allowed on mortuary grounds and will be required to contact media contact Lee Keller at (206) 799-3805 to RSVP and be identified and registered in advance.

Requests for information regarding Sarah Pantip’s burial service may be sent to