OBITUARY

Gary K. Wang

July 17, 1950October 3, 2013

Gary Wang (Wang Kuo Pin) of Redding, CT died on October 3, 2013 from cancer. Gary was born on July 17, 1950 in Hong Kong to the parents of P.C. Wang and Y.J. Chu Wang. Gary spent his early years in Taiwan, where as a young child he exhibited exceptional artistic talent that was nurtured by professional training and the support of his mother. Gary graduated from Taiwan University in 1972 with a BA degree in Chinese Literature. Following two years of military service in Taiwan, Gary moved to the United States in 1975, where he earned an additional degree in Interior Design from the New York School of Interior Design.

Gary became an accomplished textile designer and owned and operated his own textile design business for the next thirty years. His designs were frequently featured by some of the top design houses in the country.

In 2002, Gary embarked on a new creative venture in Shanghai when he joined with his long-time friend, Jeremy Kuo, to form Spin, a ceramic design studio and retailer that produces unique ceramic house wares with a modern Chinese aesthetic. As Spin’s Art Director Gary led Spin’s design team and was instrumental in making Spin an international success.

Gary enjoyed cooking and sharing elegantly presented meals with family and friends. He had a discerning appreciation for antiques and was an accomplished oil painter.

He leaves a husband, Thomas Hamilton of Redding; his sisters, Josephine Wang of Redding and Catherine Hsu of Malden, MA; a son, Isa Wang of Boston, MA; three step-daughters: Laura, Rachel, and Jeanette Hamilton; his sister in-law Rosa Wang; his niece Mimi Ho; and his nephews Dennis Ho, Andrew Hsu, Jason Hsu, Hans Wang, Sean Wang and their spouses, partners, and children. His brother, James Wang, predeceased him.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Unitarian Church in Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the CT Stonewall Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 6133, Hamden, CT 06517

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 12, 2013
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Mike\Pam McKinnon

October 12, 2013

Tom- Pam and I are so sorry for your loss. We have you in our prayers and thoughts during these difficult times. Just remember the good times the two of you had and that Gary is in a better place now.

Simona Maddox

October 10, 2013

Tom,

My condolences to you and your family, wishing you the strength to pass this difficult moment and wishing Gary to rest in peace.

Simona Maddox

October 10, 2013

My sincerest condolences of your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult loss. I know that it has been a very tough year for you. I hope you know that life has not ended for you just changed. Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. Gerald Foley

October 9, 2013

Tom, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. One thing that will comfort you is the knowledge that Gary is at a better place now and is no longer feeling any pain. God bless.

Lola Phillips

Mariana De Jesus

October 9, 2013

Tom, I am so sorry for your loss. Wishing you strength and comfort during this difficult moment.

Jim Haselkamp

October 9, 2013

Tom, so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. I know Gary was a very special person and that you miss him. Cherish the memories you had together and know that he is now in a better place. God Bless.

Lisa Biagiarelli

October 8, 2013

To Tom and family with deepest sympathy in your loss. I am so sorry. Gary was a wonderful person. His courage in dealing with his illness, and the love and care you gave him were inspiring. Losing such a special person who lived such a rich and full life is so hard. Because Gary loved textiles, perhaps it would help to think of life as a tapestry ... each of our lives is a thread that is part of that tapestry. Each thread has a beginning and an end, and each is woven into the piece. Sometimes, the weaver takes one out. We don't know why it was placed in the tapestry as it was. We look at the tapestry and think we see the whole picture, but all we're really seeing is the back of the piece. We see color and texture, and maybe part of a design, and it's lovely, but we don't even know what we're looking at. When we are in the next dimension, and when we sit next to the Master Weaver, maybe then we will see the tapestry as it was meant to be seen ... in all its beauty and richness and fullness. And then we may understand better the Weaver's design. I always liked this story; I hope it brings you comfort in some small way. You had a beautiful life with a beautiful person. Your loss is great, but your love is greater, and so is your strength. Many, many thoughts and the deepest of sympathy are with you.

Cynthia Haith

October 8, 2013

Tom,
My sincere condolences goes out to you and your families. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. "Death is not the end of life; it is only the body that perishes, the spirit can never die...it continues to live." Let Gary's spirit continue to live within your heart.
Sincerely,
Cynthia

Dave Walenczyk

October 8, 2013

Tom,
So sorry for your immense loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dave Walenczyk

Erin Herring

October 7, 2013

Tom, my thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends...cherish the memories made with Gary and hold them close to your heart...always, Erin