Douglas Fang at 38

Dr. Douglas Fang, chief operating officer of The San Francisco Examiner and the Fang family publications, died of stomach cancer on October 17, 2003 at age of 38. A graduate of Lowell High School in San Francisco, Fang went on to attend UC Berkeley and earned master's and doctorate degrees in computer science at the University of Southern California. He also served briefly as a professor there. Upon graduation, Fang helped establish and operate several hi-tech companies, the latest being Bridgespan, where he served as senior vice president in charge of technology at age 35. Fang rejoined the family business in the fall of 2001 and immediately began to re-energize the organization. The Examiner went from broadsheet to tabloid, paid to free circulation and became one of the first major daily newspapers to have localized editions in San Mateo County. He is survived by his wife, Angela, and their two children, Sean Michael, 6, and baby daughter Allison, 1; his family resides in Hillsborough. Douglas also leaves behind his beloved mother, Florence Fang, and two older brothers, James and Ted Fang. (Source: James Casini, The San Francisco Examiner, Oct 17, 2003).

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