Xianzhang Cao

August 28, 1925June 28, 2020

Xianzhang Cao was born on August 28, 1925 and passed away on June 28, 2020 and is under the care of El Camino Memorial - Sorrento Valley.

Funeral Service will be held on July 8, 2020 at 9:00 am at El Camino Memorial - Sorrento Valley, 5600 Carroll Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA.

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  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020


Xianzhang Cao

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Maggie Zhang

July 8, 2020

Memories with my grandpa are filled with laughter and smiles. He himself always wore a smile as he appreciated life’s everyday moments, such as eating the simplest foods as if they were a delicacy and delight. He lived every day to the fullest and was always grateful to just be alive. Hearing his tales of when he was younger made me thankful for the life that my parents had given me in America. His passion for writing and education inspired me to prioritize my own education and relish in the opportunities that I had. Grandpa also motivated me to focus on my health and wellbeing as he always made sure to go on his daily walks and consistently massage his head. His dedication and persistence have shaped my own lifestyle as well and I can only hope that I may live a life as healthy, long, and happy as he did. Thank you, Grandpa for all the sweet memories and experiences. I miss you dearly and until next time when we meet again.

Jaime Varin

July 7, 2020

I would like to express my deepest condolences to Mr. Cao family! I met Mr. Cao several years ago when he was 90 and he possessed the amazing physical abilities of a man many years younger than he was. He walked long distances everyday and had a tremendous appetite for Mandarin food! He Truly lived a very long satisfied life! May we all be so lucky!


shihong ma

July 7, 2020

Xianzhang Cao
June 28, 1924 - June 28, 2020
Xianzhang died peacefully in San Diego Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the age of 96.
He is survived by his wife Cuihuan, his three sons Jinsheng, Guangwen, and Guangsheng and his daughter Shihong. Their spouses Xiaomei, Lijin. He is also survived by his five grandchildren Siyao, Simin, Yawei, Meiwei and Yongyan and his great granddaughter Yuhan.
He was born and raised in Jiangxi province, China, he graduated from the Law Department of Xiamen University. After working in the Central Ministry of Internal Affairs of Beijing, he was transferred to Shanxi in 1960, where he was a Chinese teacher at Fenyang High School. After he retired, he moved to Shanghai for a short period of time. Since 2005, he lived in San Diego with his daughter.
He loved reading and writing poems. He published the "Liu Hen Poem Collection", and has published many masterpieces on "Chinese Poetry". Xianzhang was a devoted father, who was loved and respected by everyone he met. He lived a long, happy and fulfilling life, and we will miss him tremendously!
Rest in peace, Dad.
We love you!