Laura E. Sit (nee Eng).
Born on March 31,1922. As she would always say, “God did not want me to be a fool!” Daughter of Howard Joseph Eng and Fine Yueng Chew, she was one of the “famous” Eng sisters. She was a hostess at their father’s restaurant Hoe Sai Gai, one of the largest and most successful Chinese restaurants in downtown Chicago in the 1940’s.
Laura married Sam Chan Sit in 1946. They shared forty wonderful years before his passing in 1986. Laura is survived by their four children: Theresa (James), James (Phyllis), Robert (Cacia), and Charles. She is survived by her three sisters Florence, Mary and Olga. She had nine grandchildren: Sam (Jessica), Hannah (Spencer), Teresa, Susan (Thomas), Andrew, Michael, James, Angela (Christopher), and her late sister Veronica.
Laura studied fashion design at the Art Institute of Chicago, graduating with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. An expert seamstress and dress designer, she incorporated her talents in her career at Marshall Field's. She excelled in sales and fast became the number one salesperson at the prestigious “Twenty Eight Shop” located within Marshall Field's flagship store on State Street. She was definitely one of "Field’s Finest." Laura’s love and dedication to style and fashion remained throughout her life. Laura loved music and the arts, especially those involving her family. Already adept at Chinese cooking, she loved to try new recipes. She will be remembered for her loving kindness, generosity, spirit, her style and grace, her love of life and God. "Classy elegant lady!" "A beautiful force of nature!" She was loved and admired by many and will be dearly missed.
Visitation Friday, May 12th from 2 until 8 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.
Family & Friends will gather Saturday, May 13th from 10 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 4800 Sauk Trail, Richton Park.
Interment Mount Auburn Cemetery in Stickney.