Gumpon Unchanam Zuercher (“Kai”) was born on November 2, 1964 in the village of Pa Sang, in the Kingdom of Thailand. After an extended battle with colon cancer, he transitioned to the next life on May 9th in San Francisco (just a few short blocks away from Nancy Pelosi’s home). He is survived by his spouse, Paul Grant Zuercher (known to Oregonians as “Doug”). He was preceded in death by his father, Supan but survived by his mother, Jumneang and his two sisters and brother, all of Thailand.
He is also survived by his most beloved mother in law, Edith Zuercher, as well as his sister in law Sandra, both of Grants Pass. Additionally, he is survived by his brother in law David Zuercher (and Pam) of Wilsonville and his sister in law Beverly Edgar (and John) of Oro Valley, AZ. His extended family included Paul’s nieces and so many loved ones whom he enjoyed spending quality time with when visiting the Willamette Valley. He was a talented and generous man who enjoyed travel, fashion, architecture, cooking, photography, massage therapy, and so much more.
Kai was a man blessed in his possession of an unusually strong and focused moral compass. He was a proud citizen of the USA. In lieu of flowers, in lieu of being complicit in the naive belief that the dark cloud cast over our great democracy will go away on it’s own, in lieu of walking around like a wounded buffalo, in lieu of being offended in the self-righteous conclusion that this obituary is too political for your hollow sensibilities, in lieu of all this and so very much more, you are asked to contribute to:
Help bring an end to the affliction of cancer and while you’re at it, do your part to return our great nation back to common sense and normalcy and away from today’s nonsense and hypocrisy. Make America America again!
A grand celebration of life was held at the Wat Mongkolratanaram in Berkeley on Memorial Day. A service is planned for late October with the family in the Kingdom of Thailand.
What God’s love has joined together, let not false prophets put asunder.