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Late Chinatown Leader Rose Pak Finally to be Cremated

posted by Randall
Rose Pak with with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Jane Kim

Rose Pak with with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Jane Kim

Three months after her death, political power broker Rose Pak is scheduled to be finally cremated this week, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

A family dispute over her estate delayed the cremation of the San Francisco Chinese American leader after her funeral was held in September when she died of natural causes.

Pak’s surviving sisters Teresa Wang and Joanna Pak Kish both went to court over who would be appointed administrator of the estate with Wang wanting Debra Dolch appointed and Kish wanting the court to appoint her.

According to court papers, Pak’s estate is worth $650,000.

The sisters have now agreed to appoint Fremont Bank to administer the estate.

Pak’s body has been held at a mortuary during this dispute. Pak is credited with convincing then interim Mayor Ed Lee to run for a full term. Lee would go on to become the first elected Chinese American mayor of San Francisco. Pak was the go to person in Chinatown for politicians to court when they wanted the support of the Chinese community.

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