Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home

14 Grand Street, Oneonta, NY


Lorana R. Wong

September 22, 1930January 7, 2020

Lorana R. Wong, 89, of Oneonta, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Chestnut Park Rehab and Nursing in Oneonta.

She was born on September 22, 1930 in Central Islip, Long Island, the daughter of Winthrop and Ruth (Fleming) Reid. She married Dr. Swee Chee Wong on August 4, 1959 in Geneseo. He predeceased her on March 4, 2012.

Moving to Oneonta in 1971, Lorana was employed for 18 years as an LPN at AO Fox Hospital in Oneonta. She was very active in the Fox Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Oneonta.

Lorana is survived by her daughter, Mimi and Jim Fitzgerald of NJ; her son Robert Wong of Oneonta; her son, John Wong of Glens Falls; her daughter Lisa and Jeff Gershman of Ohio; daughter in law, Darlene Wong; grandchildren, Kayla and Tyler Southard, AJ Wong, JT Wong, Sarah- and David Carter, Jonathan and Lauralynn Combe, and Andrew and Sian Combe; and great grandchildren, Vayda, Daniel, Joshua, Ellami, Zachary, Reuben, Harrison, and Jackson; special friends Heidi and Kimberly; and her cat Jeter.

She was also predeceased by her brother, Donald Reid.

At Lorana’s request, there will be no service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta, New York 13820.

To offer condolences to the family, please visit: www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.


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Elaine Wood

January 11, 2020

Lorana was a gentle, kind person and a great nurse. I worked with her as a new nurse in 1990. She was a fantastic preceptor and very much a patient advocate. Her qualities as a nurse were exemplary only out shown by her qualities as a person. A gentle hand for those in need, a kind word for all and forever in the hearts of the lives she touched. My sympathy goes to her family for their loss.


January 10, 2020

Mrs. Wong will always hold a special place in my heart. She was thoughtful , kind and caring. I was lucky to have her and Dr. Wong as neighbors when I lived in Oneonta .
Her friendship and love is a gift I am forever grateful to have received.

Irene Jervis

January 10, 2020

My sincere condolences to Lorana's family. She was a wonderful friend & neighbor of mine. We had a nice visit at her home in Oct. before I left for the winter. It never entered my mind that she would not be there in the spring when I always return.

Wendy Fisher

January 9, 2020

Lorana was a great nurse! So sorry to hear she has passed. I pray for comfort for her family and friends.

Nora Manon

January 9, 2020

My deepest condolences to Lorana's family on the loss of your mom and grandmother. I truly was sad to learn of her passing. I worked with Lorana at Fox and she was a wonderful, caring nurse. Always respectful, thorough, and skilled. May God give you strength and peace and take solace in your memories. May she rest peacefully now, as her work is done.