Christopher Kit P. Liang

June 21, 1946February 20, 2017
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Christopher P. Liang June 21,1946 - Feb. 20, 2017 Chris passed away at the age of 70. He is survived by his beloved wife, Stella, his son, Patrick, brother Anthony, and his two grandchildren, Ethan and Isabelle. Chris was born in Shanghai and raised in Hong Kong, attended Wah Yan College, and then St. Benedict's College in Kansas. After completing his MBA, he started work in San Francisco in the Asia Division of Bank of America's headquarters. This soon led to overseas positions in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Taipei.

His extensive travels working at the First National Bank of Chicago/JP Morgan worldwide gave him an invaluable insight into the problems and poverty in especially Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. This experience was a perfect match for his lifelong desire to assist and help the unfortunate and downtrodden. His latest volunteer work after his early retirement from corporate banking was to assist the seminarian Catholic priests in completing their thesis and to teach English to troubled, delinquent and handicapped high school students in Macau.

Chris was never defined by his work. He was above all a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He always had time for his family and will always be remembered as the one that “took care of others.” He played an important part in caring for his 105 year old aunt, his mother, and his in-laws. His grandchildren will remember him from the stories and songs that he sang to them every night. Stella and Patrick will remember him for always being there for them, no matter what the circumstance. Just as important, was his role as a teacher and example for Patrick and his cousins. To this day, the family fondly regales in the stories of “Chris Uncle” every time they congregate. He took his role as a role model very seriously, but with love. He always made sure that not only everything was done, but done “right.” Behind his gruff exterior was a heart that was big enough for all those around him.

Chris was an incredibly generous and kind-hearted man whose sole purpose was to be helpful to all those around him. He was a real beacon to direct, show by example, and encourage others to do good. Though always unassuming, polite and modest to unprecedented levels, he was one of the most knowledgeable, interesting, delightful and always helpful friend to all he touched. Despite having been in leadership positions in his career, he showed no signs of arrogance, never sought praise, and made sure those working for him always received all the recognition. He was simply respected and loved by all those around him. He gladly sacrificed his personal needs and joys for the good of others.

To sum up his contributions to society, he exemplified the desire and necessity to do all that is embodied in "goodness," and to encourage those around him to do the same. His Faith in God allowed him to always do good in his own silent unassuming style, and his confidence that God is all-knowing is what ensures Chris his everlasting reward and peace. He is greatly missed by his family, relatives, and friends across several continents.

Please do not send flowers - in lieu of flowers please make a donation to a Catholic Charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of Palm Southwest Mortuary, Las Vegas, NV.


  • Visitation Friday, February 24, 2017

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Robert Wu

April 3, 2017

Chris was my closest friend of 46 years, since 1971. Our paths crossed so often whether in S.F., Taipei or Hong Kong. Each day I wonder why a person so full of good and caring spirit departs earlier than some of us, left behind, who are merely surrounded with mundane earthly daily thoughts and deeds. Chris found the answer early, and everyday was convinced the silent good he did for family, friends, and at Caritas will bring reward of real importance,ultimate rest when he is lifted up to a higher ethereal place where he is granted everlasting peace. From day 1, he put all his family first and friends next. While every one of us feel dear Chris was taken too early, after all, he was the best and the kindest, but we must somehow accept that he went early to the best anyone can imagine, Chris would be willing, accepting and contented. He was the best ! Robert Wu

Ronald Chu

March 5, 2017

I was so sad and shocked to hear about Mr. Liang's passing. He was completely fine when I saw him before CNY in HK. I remembered the trip we took to Kashgar when I first met Mr. Liang. He was energetic and a very fun person to be with. Mr. Liang was a great person with a big caring heart. He domonstarted a great character for his love to his family and service to his religion. His passing is a big loss. My deepest condolences to his beloved family, wish them well and strong during this difficult time. May Mr. Liang rest in heavenly peace.

Eartha Wong

March 5, 2017

Dear Christopher and Liang's family,

I was Christopher's student from Macau, I knew him in the fall of 2014. Time was really fast, these years Christopher brought me lots of good memories and joy.

I remember when I started to know Christopher, he patiently taught me a lot of English words and vocabularies for everyday use. As time went by, we used simple English to communicate, read novels and articles. Within only few hours every week, Christopher not only enhanced my interest in learning English, but also explained some of the historical and cultural background of English words so that Icould gain more knowledge out of the text books.

We met by chance in charity Bazaar in 2014, Christopher played games in the neighborhood. After he won his prize , he called me and said he had something to give me. I was very happy and surprised that he gave me a hedgehog doll. At that time, I thought the time we knew wasn't very long through, but he would think of me. I put that hedgehog in my bagpack and took it to school everyday like Christopher had been with me. Sometimes my classmates found it, I would not feel unhappy by being ridiculed.

I had a big change in my childhood, it made me lose my ability and many things, so that I had a lot of resentment and misunderstanding about myself and my surroundings. I never mentioned anything to him, but he knew about me more much than myself likely. He knew what I needed, and he gave me with kindness and selflessness.

Christopher had good characteristics: He was helpful and knew how to live with a pure heart, he gave me innocent love as God gave me the most precious gift.

I am here again to thank him and his family.
"Christopher, you didn't say much to me, but I knew your patience and expectations to me. "
"No matter how far you have gone already, I will wait you forevermore, you are always in my heart."

Take Care

Victor Ling

March 3, 2017

Victor Ling

March 3, 2017

Kathy Garrison

March 1, 2017

Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, extends sympathy to Stella, Patrick and his family, and Anthony and his family on the passing away of their loved one and our alumnus, Christopher Liang. Prayers to all.

Jeff Chung

February 25, 2017

Mrs. Liang & Patrick,

I was saddened to learn about Chris' passing. It made me think of us being neighbors as kids. I distinctly remember one time where your dad took Nelson, you and me to the museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. I always remember that trip because your dad patiently explained to me questions that were so ahead of my years. I always admired that attribute, patience.

May God rest his soul...

Victor Ling

February 25, 2017

Dear Stella, Patrick, Cheryl and Anthony,
Maria and I are profoundly saddened to hear of Christopher's passing. We had dinner and came home for a long chat two weeks ago. I am very grateful we had that opportunity. Christopher was my oldest friend. We have been friends since we were in Form 2. We shared so many adventures and wonderful times, as you can only when you are young. Christopher's mother, Aunt Phoebe, always treated my brother and I as family; their house was a second home. I am now alone with those memories. Christopher was gentle, kind and loving with great determination to helping others, to which purpose he devoted himself for many years. I will also miss him for his keen and gentle sense of humour.
Our deepest sympathy to the family. While I am not one for prayers, I will pray for Christopher.

Victor and Maria Ling

Peter Jiang

February 24, 2017

I was shocked and so saddened to hear about Chris passing. He had great character and a big heart with well loved and respected. I had enjoyed every time when meeting and talking with him. He will remain in my memory. My deepest condolences to you and your family during this time of sorrow and hope that the love and support all around gets you through this dark time. You're in my prayers.

Peter Jiang (Beijing, China)

John and Mamie Yip

February 24, 2017

Dear Stella, Patrick and Cheryl, This is really a shock. We just had lunch with Chris on 1/22/2017. Chris told us that he would leave for US on CNY's eve and we were talking about visiting him in Vegas one day, not realizing it was forever good bye seeing him off in a taxi. He will always be fondly remembered by us. John and Mamie (Hong Kong)