Luis So

March 4, 1945June 4, 2018

Luis So

Luis So passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 4, 2018, after a life well lived. He was the caring and much loved husband of Grace, the proud and inspirational father of Ben and daughter-in-law Joyce, the delighted grandfather of Max, the unselfish protective brother to Edy, Minda, Fely, Emy, Anita, Jr, Polly, Tess, and the thoughtful uncle to Melinda, Marilou, Paul, Tina, Kathy, Hank, Lynn, Kevin, Rebecca; and grand nephew Bradley, all of whom adored him.

Luis was a first generation San Franciscan and life long resident of the city. He came to the United States to study for his Masters and met his future wife, Grace, while studying. In 1978 they opened their own real estate business, U.S. Continental Investment Realty Corporation in San Francisco. Their office has been open for over 40 years and remains open to this day. Luis was a life long educator, avid reader, and student. He mentored and taught over a hundred new agents and collectively his office served thousands of families, helping them to achieve their real estate dreams.

Luis was a strong, gregarious type, with a keen sense of humor, who put love for his family above all other endeavors. He was gracious, energetic, and generous to a fault. Luis loved exploring, photography, and film. He relished being a generous host to dear friends and family, taking particular pride in his ability to entertain and share stories.

Luis enriched the lives of those he touched and he holds an important place in the lives and hearts of his dear family and friends. He will be sorely missed.

Our family wishes to express gratitude to everyone and especially Nancy, Bette, and Donna for helping in so many ways.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Luis So be made to: Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, c/o Institutional & Planned Giving - Cardiology Research, 1800 Harrison Street, 25th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612.


  • Mr. So's Funeral Service Saturday, June 16, 2018

Luis So

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Amy Lao

June 15, 2018

Dear Grace, Ben & Joyce,

Our sympathy & love go out to you! Mr. So was not only a successful realtor who helped many people to achieve their American dream of owing a home, he is also a generous person to support our business for over 25 years. We shall miss his smiling presence. May your memories be a source of comfort.

Amy Lao

Claire Wu

June 15, 2018

Dear uncle

Thank you for always taking care of me every time when I was in San Fransisco.
I miss your generosity and humor. My father and the family would like to pass our condolences. May you rest in peace and you will always live in our heart.


Robert Wu

June 13, 2018

Dearest Cousin Brother In-Law,
Thanks to you we learned to be more enthusiastic, more optimistic, more generous, more brave and to have a good sense of humor about life. We are all very sad by your departure, may you rest in peace!
Love, Robert Wu and siblings