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Pacific View Mortuary & Memorial Park

3500 Pacific View Drive, Corona Del Mar, CA

OBITUARY

Cheng-Chi Huang

May 29, 1943July 15, 2020
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CHENG-CHI HUANG, 77, of Irvine, CALIFORNIA passed away peacefully on July 15, 2020, surrounded by his family.

Born in Yangmei, Taiwan, Cheng-chi Huang finished secondary school education in Taipei and received his B.S. in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University. He then matriculated at the University of Minnesota, where he earned his M.S. and Ph.D (‘72), also in electrical engineering. He married his wife, Jane Wen-hsin Huang in 1971, whom he survived after her passing in 2006. Together they raised three children while creating a community of extended family and dear friends in Southern California. As an expert in electrical engineering and computer science, Cheng-chi was well respected in the field, building a career at Honeywell, Hughes Aircraft, and Raytheon for over 35 years.

Cheng-chi led a very active life and enjoyed live music and sports like tennis and golf. He was a proud and loving father who enjoyed visiting his children and grandchildren, including attending concerts performed by his conductor son. In his last dozen years, he enjoyed worldwide travel with his devoted partner, Ms. Swei-ju Chang. He was gregarious and generous with friends and found joy in their company, particularly around a banquet table. Most of all, his greatest love and devotion was for his family and their well-being.

After being diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) cancer of the brain in December 2018, he fought a valiant battle by staying characteristically positive, even while undergoing surgery and treatment, before succumbing to the illness.

Cheng-chi Huang is survived by his three children, Steven, Alice, and Christine, of New York, and their families; his companion Ms. Chang, of Irvine; his brothers Chen-hsiung, of San Francisco; and Chen-ling, in Taiwan; along with numerous relatives.

A small memorial service limited to family and close friends will be held at Pacific View Memorial Park on July 22, 2020. His ashes will be interred both at Pacific View alongside his wife, as well as at his ancestral resting place in Yangmei. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the UCLA Brain Tumor Program. https://www.uclahealth.org/braintumor/donate-now

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John Huang

July 23, 2020

In the summer of 1980 my family and I went to visit my Uncle Cheng-Chi and his family in Irvine. Steven, Alice, my sister, Jane and I were playing outside and Uncle Cheng-Chi drove home. Steven and Alice couldn't contain the joy they felt in seeing their Dad and while Uncle Cheng-Chi was still in the car, they were jumping up and down shouting, "Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!" Their joy was contagious, which got me doing the same, then I wondered what I was doing and stopped. Steven and Alice were obviously blissful to have such a strong bond with their Dad.

In March 1994 Uncle Cheng-Chi took a plane to San Francisco and wanted to visit my parents. He called while my parents were playing golf, so I answered the phone. The last time Uncle Cheng-Chi visited my parents was three years earlier, and he had forgotten how to get to my parents' house, so I told him the directions. My parents came home and I told them that Uncle Cheng-Chi called and was coming to visit. Uncle Cheng-Chi rang the doorbell while my parents were on the first floor and I was on the second floor and I enthusiastically ran down the stairs, opened the door and saw Uncle Cheng-Chi holding a box of See's Candies for us. A few days later Uncle Cheng-Chi called to say good-bye and I answered the phone and he thanked me for giving him directions to my parents' house.

Robin Stack

July 22, 2020

Dear Steven, Alice, and Christine,

I know what it is like to say good bye to your father, and I know that you may wonder how you can go on without him. But let me assure you that eventually all the memories of the sad scenes from the last few days of his life, and the hard times that he faced during surgeries and treatments will eventually fade. They will be replaced with memories of the good times, the laughter, and the wisdom your father imparted to you by the way he lived and loved.

I did not get to know your father well, but I do want you to know that I truly appreciate the memory of the Christmas when your family came to my home to celebrate with us. Cheng never stopped smiling, eating, and laughing all evening long! It was truly one of the most memorable holidays ever for my family. We were so honored to get to share it with you and your father. I remember that, even though the foods we had prepared were just simple finger-foods and a few desserts, you would have thought it was a grand feast by the way that Cheng kept going back for more, and every time complementing the food! Such a truly fun occasion, made even more special with him there.

I am praying for all of you, that the peace of God will bring you comfort in this time of grief and loss.

Sincerely,
Robin Stack

Dean Olsher

July 22, 2020

Dear Alice, Chrissy, and Steven,

I am so grateful I met your father and experienced the beauty of his warm and joyful spirit.

Holding you all in my heart,
Dean

James Liao

July 22, 2020

Steven, Alice and Christine,

The bright smile and loud laughter were the first impressions that anyone met your father, Cheng-Chi would remember.

Over the past many decades (since the late 60's in Minneapolis till recent years in Southern California), the paths of Cheng-Chi's family and mine crossed time after time. The happy moments of skiing together in Mount Mammoth, attending reunion activities and dinners at our homes or restaurants in Cerritos/Palos Verdes/Irvine, the joyful noises created by you children together are the most precious memories that we shall cherish together.

Cheng-Chi will be remembered in our hearts forever.

Belle and James Liao
with our sons Elijah, Enoch and Jacob
July 22, 2020

James Liao

July 22, 2020

Steven, Alice and Christine,

The bright smile and loud laughter were the first impressions that anyone met your father Cheng-Chi would remember.

Over the past many decades (since the late 60's in Minneapolis till recent years in Southern California), the paths of Cheng-Chi's family and mine crossed time after time. The happy moments of skiing together in Mount Mammoth, attending reunion activities and dinners at our homes or restaurants in Cerritos/Palos Verdes/Irvine, the joyful noises created by you children together are the most precious memories that we shall cherish together.

Cheng-Chi will be remembered in our hearts forever.

Belle and James Liao
with our sons Elijah, Enoch and Jacob
July 22, 2020

Fu-Chuan 陳福全 Chen

July 21, 2020

Dear Alice:
After 20 years, I still remember Cheng-Chi took you to UCLA to give blood for my wife, Yu-Jen Chen. You are so kind!
Cheng-Chi lived a full and energetic life. He was a fun loving person, I am glad to be his friend for the past fifty years.
I will make a donation to UCLA in his memory.
Thank again, Alice.
Fu-Chuan Chen 陳福全 敬上

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