In loving memory of
Bob Chih-Pao Chuang
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 . Sharings by DJ Chuang, DC Chuang, Deef Chuang, and . 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].
- Memorial Service booklet with life history (Mainly Chinese with some English) 18mb .PDF file
- short video about the Chuang family tree (English narration)
Video interview: Sharing about Dad’s life, legacy and caregiving (with DJ & Deef, recorded on 5/25/11 in English, 60 minutes)
Thank you for visiting and sharing in the memory and legacy of Bob Chih-Pao Chuang. To contact the Chuang family directly, please use this contact page.
|Eric||Dear 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,
|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|
|mbs||Thank 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.
|Lany||Hi 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 box||Carolyn & 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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…
|Memorial service guest book||Dear 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
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Dear Chuang family,
Dear Chuang family,