Walton Fong

November 24, 1971March 30, 2019

Walton “Walt” Fong died unexpectedly on March 30, 2019 in San Jose, California at the age of 47. Walt is survived by his parents Doi Wah and Angela Fong, wife Karen Lin and their children Derrick and Sydney Fong, Sister Fancie Fong, her husband Joseph Lee, niece Allie Lee and several more loving family members. Walt was born on November 24, 1971 in Sacramento, California to Doi Wah and Angela Fong. Walt graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley in 1993. He returned to University of California, Berkeley twice more and obtained his Master’s of Mechanical Engineering in 1999 and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2002. In 2011 Walt started his dream job at Apple Inc. and worked his way to Senior Manager in iPhone Reliability Engineering. In this position, to quote Walt’s own description, he was “ Responsible for awesome iPhone product reliability.” Although Walt accomplished much in his professional life, he considered his children, Derrick and Sydney, to be his greatest accomplishment. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him. A funeral service is scheduled for 10:30am Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Harry A. Nauman & Son funeral home, 4041 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95822. A viewing will be held prior beginning at 9am. Graveside services will immediately follow the funeral at East Lawn Memorial Park, 4300 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, April 13, 2019

Walton Fong

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Dan Wakabayashi

April 8, 2019

Karen-Derek-Sydney... I am so sad and sorry for your loss. Please know that your Waka family is here for you. Walt will always occupy a special place in my heart. Sending Love your way - Dan Wakabayashi