Bob Chih-Pao Chuang

In loving memory of
Bob Chih-Pao Chuang
(1926–2011)

Bob Chih-Pao Chuang, 84, passed peacefully on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011, in Rockville, Maryland, after two and a half years of declining health following a stroke.  He is survived by his wife Wei, three sons, Difei, Dicheng, and Difan, and one grandson Jeremiah.  He was born in Fujian, China, and graduated in economics from Chengchi University.

In 1949, he moved to Taiwan, where he was an accomplished math teacher, journalist, and entrepreneur.  Since coming to the United States in 1972, he owned and operated small businesses in Bethesda, Maryland, and Winchester, Virginia.

He was exemplary in demonstrating love for his family through diligent work, an honorable champion of truth and goodness, and esteemed genuine friendships with loyalty and generosity.  A private memorial service was held to honor his life and legacy.

On Sunday, May 22nd, 2011, a private Memorial Service was held at their home in Rockville, Maryland, attended by close friends of the family.  Officiated by Rev. John Tung. With Chinese mandarin translation by Elder Paul Tseng.  Sharings by DJ Chuang, DC Chuang, Deef Chuang, and Mr. Tuanmu. Closing prayer by Rev. David Wong.


Memorial Service video (in English with some mandarin Chinese translation): Watch video with enhanced audio + time marks [password=respect] or watch the original raw video below.


Video interview: Sharing about Dad’s life, legacy and caregiving on YouTube (with DJ & Deef, recorded on 5/25/11 in English, 60 minutes)

a family history as told (conversation in mandarin Chinese) by Bob Chuang on November 23, 2007:

  • part 3 of 4: how Daddy met Mommy (17:17)
  • part 4 of 4: naming the boys and coming to America (28:55)

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    Comments:

    EricDear Deef and Chuang family,

     

    My deepest condolences for your loss. I just heard of this, and although I only met you, Deef, once at a PSP/CBD meeting I can tell simply by your presence there, aside from all the helpful things you shared with everyone, how much you love your Dad. It’s very moving to see that kind of devotion, and to see from this website how close-knit a family you all are.

    May God bless you all,
    Eric

     Marian Popeske 宋世謙Thank you for sharing the photographs, and videos with us. we are very touched. We were glad that we have known you all. Thanks again. Marian
    小薇:谢谢你,讓我们看到你们從前的照片,追悼会及孩子们回憶的录影带。非常感人。有幸認识你们全家而且能成为朋友。可惜最近两年未能常见面。真希望你们能搬回這兒來。相信莊先生在天之靈必能很感安慰,有這麼好的兒孫及夫人给他举辦了如此有意義的追悼会。
    我们会常思想念他的。也请你们自己多保重。 世謙
     mbsThank you for sharing your dad’s memorial service, and video with your brother, with me. Your dad seemed to be a very intelligent and dedicated father. He sacrificed himself in so many ways for his family. What an honor to have such a father. Knowing your character shows that his devotion paid off. I can only imagine how proud he must have been of you.

     

    I pray for peace for your family in this time of transition.

     LanyHi Kuya Deef and Mrs. Chuang and the rest of the family,

     

    We were really sad to hear of the Chuang’s Patriarch’s passing, know that you are all always in my thoughts and prayers. Kuya, you know you are the bestest older brother anyone could ever wish for. And from knowing and loving you, I know you’re family is strong, wise and loyal to each other, because that’s the kind of person you are to me, to us. This is a phase in life that we all have to go through because we are a family. but because we are a family, we will never be alone. Even those who have passed will stay and watch over us forever.

    Stay strong, stay firm in faith, in God.

    Love you much Kuya D! Peace!

     Deef’s email boxCarolyn & I are so sorry for the loss of your father. We have both been there ourselves, and we are honored that you felt comfortable sharing your thoughts and feeling with us. I can’t mow your lawn or detail your car, but if you need someone to talk to, either by phone or in person, please give me a call anytime. Charlie & Carolyn

     

    It is good to see you peaceful during this time of transition. Sharona shocked me with the news. I can see that you are a strong support for your mother. Please know that I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. Monita

    Aloha, Thank you so much for keeping me informed. I am waiting for a time when Kathy and I can watch together. I pray you are doing well. You are my brother…please let me know if I can do anything for you, or even just be a listening ear. I love you brother.
    May God comfort you at this time. Jereme

    I am sorry for your loss, thank you for thinking of me in sharing your experiences. I imagine this is and has been both a trying and deeply meaningful and growing experience for you and your family. I cannot find the time just now to visit your videos but I am eager to as soon as I can get back to them. I look forward to being with you when we have to opportunity, as always.
    Blessings and Peace to you and your family, Geoff

    I’m so sorry about your dad. I know what a difficult journey it has been. Your dad was lucky to have such a caring and knowledgeable caregiver, and I know your mom was blessed to have you there to help. I know you were glad, too, to have the time with your dad. He was lucky to be surrounded by love.
    Hugs to you and your mom, Kathy

    I am deeply saddened by the passing of your adored father. I hope that the spirits of our universe surround him with love and light as his soul is transported to a place with no pain and no disease. I will enjoy the postings you have made and I wish for you and your family peace and love during your mourning period.
    love and light, Bonnie G.

    Thanks for letting us know of your Dad’s passing. I remember your sharings about the process of caretaking, both its challenges and joys. I particularly appreciated attending that film “Griefwalker” with Sau and you last fall. It’s clear from the Website that your Dad was quite a person. (Based on his offspring, I’m not surprised!) Our sincere condolences to you and your family, with deep appreciation for the way you are celebrating your Dad’s life.
    Love and Light, John and Andrea

    My sincerest condolence to you & your family. Lani

    Wow, I’m sending all of you huge good wishes & thanks for sharing so much so soon. What an amazing example. Very very best to you over the next few weeks especially!!!!!
    Love & light, Bonnie

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family. We understand what you have been experiencing and admire the grace you have shown all of us.
    Sincerely, Arn & Laurie E

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I know how much you cared for him and your mother during the past few years, and how difficult a time this must be for you and your family. I watched the slide show, and it is so moving to see the pictures of you and your family – what an amazing family you have and what an inspiring life your father led!
    Wishing you and your family peace and comfort during this time.
    love & light, Andrea

    I am so sorry for your loss. I appreciate your sharing this email with me. As well, I appreciate your sharing that your role as caregiver to your Dad was both challenging and rewarding and that this experience enriched your life. Your Dad was lucky to have you. I am not sure what words would provide you comfort at this time of mourning. My sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Warmest Regards, Helene

    I am so sorry about your loss. Being the caregiver along with your mom, I know it was a very difficult yet deeply meaningful journey for you. I really appreciate how you honor the memory and legacy of your father, and it gave me a lot of food for thought. Thanks for including me in this sharing.
    Love, metta & white light to you and your family… Sau

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your father whom I call Uncle Chuang… Please send our deepest condolence to your mother and the rest of your family…
    I got to know them through Aunt Sung and your parents were such a great friend to my mother who was then in Winchester while I went to school at Shenandoah University…My mother and I dropped by often to borrow some Chinese movies and dramas and each time was greeted with greatest hospitality.
    Your father is very hard-working and caring…He always talks about you guys and was really proud of all of you!!! Your mom is working extremely hard too. I have tremendous respect for them…My parents are the same way, hard working and care for the children so much to sacrifice for the children to have a good living…We are so blessed to have parents like this… Take care, linda

    Memorial service guest bookDear Chuang Family,
    We are sorry of Mr. Chuang’s passing, but we pray that God will sustain, guide, and lead you in the days ahead. May the Lord keep you and be with you. John Tung

     

    Dear Chuang family,
    We are sorry for the passing of your father, but we will continue praying for you. God is good, thank you for allowing us to be a part of this very important day. Larry & Judith Leo

    Dear Chuang family,
    May God’s comfort and his presence be with all of you. May the joy of his love give you strength each day until he comes for all of us. Respectfully, Paul Tseng

    Dear Chuang family,
    This was a big loss for everybody. Also me. I miss him very much and I love you all. Farnaz Batman