Conrad Yung-Kwai, therapy expert Memorial today at Corner Theater

June 19, 1993

A memorial service for Conrad Yung-Kwai, a retired specialist in rehabilitation therapy who was active in community theater groups and was a supporter of people with mental health problems, was to be held at 2 p.m. today at the Fells Point Corner Theater, 251 S. Ann St.

Mr. Yung-Kwai, who was 61, died May 3 at his home on Denton Avenue in the Fort Howard area after a brief illness that the family declined to discuss in detail.

He retired in the mid-1980s as a rehabilitation technician at the Union Memorial Hospital Hand Center. He had also worked for many years as a manual arts therapy technician in the Rehabilitation Department at the Fort Howard Veterans Hospital.

A certified rehabilitation specialist, work adjustment specialist and vocational evaluation specialist, he was a member of the American Association for Rehabilitation Therapy.

Born in Washington, where one of his grandfathers was charge d'affaires at the Chinese Embassy, he was a 1949 graduate of Washington's Woodrow Wilson High School. In 1953, he became the third generation of his family to graduate from Yale University.

He served in the Army for a short time in the 1950s.

A member of the executive board of the Corner Theater, he built sets, took tickets and did other volunteer work there and for other theater groups. He was also a supporter of the Baltimore Playwrights Festival.

He was on the executive board of Maryland On Our Own, an advocacy group concerned with mental health, and he served on the Governor's Advisory Council for Mental Hygiene and the Maryland Advisory Council for the Protection and Advocacy of Individuals with Mental Illnesses.

He had become an expert on the Americans With Disabilities Act as it applies to people with mental health problems, and he taught the subject to those working in the field.

Mr. Yung-Kwai was a member of the executive board and a former secretary of the Baltimore Ethical Society.

He had taught a woodworking class at a center for the aging in Baltimore County under the auspices of Dundalk Community College. He enjoyed camping and helped build an addition to a youth hostel near Harpers Ferry, W.Va. He also sketched and photographed the outdoors.

He is survived by a sister, Anne Rumfelt of Eugene, Ore.

Memorial contributions to the Corner Theater, to Maryland On Our Own or to the Baltimore Ethical Society were suggested.

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