Dedi Liem Gunawan Hickory

December 13, 1973November 16, 2021
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Dedi Liem Gunawan Hickory, age 47, of Washington, District of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Dedi was born December 13, 1973.

A memorial service for Dedi will be held Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 4:00 PM at Joseph Gawler's Sons LLC, 5130 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dedi's memory may be made to Dana Tai Soon Burgess Company , Washington, Washington, D.C. US,


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, December 4, 2021



Dedi Liem Gunawan Hickory

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Lenny Houwaart

December 6, 2021

I can’t seem to find the words to explain how sad we are that you’re not with us anymore. Your energy, your laugh, your warmth and your hospitality…it was all incredible and amazing. We’re going to miss you. You’re one of the best memories we have.

Delia Shirley and Alex Berkley

December 4, 2021

We met on the South American New Year cruise and were fortunate to spend time with the most unforgettably fabulous Dedi and Wayne ... Such a perfect couple...This is all too tragic and my heart is broken for you Wayne and the family .
Today was a beautiful ceremony, a tribute to Dedi and your love for him .Chouko looked forlorn and lost after it . I hope you can comfort each other and remember the amazing times you all had together to comfort you.
There are no words that will make the pain go away but your friends and family will help by keeping Dedi s memory alive eating lobster and drinking champagne 🥂🍾Wishing you health long life and times free of sorrow.. X You were privileged to have had someone who loved you so much and was so devoted to you ...XX

Ana Sánchez

December 4, 2021

The world is going to miss you, you were an unrepeatable being, from Spain we send condolences to Wayne and the entire Gunawan family, today is a day of celebration of a life of love and dedication to others.You will always be in our hearts Ana Sánchez and the whole family, we love you
Love ,love and always love ❤️

Mishka W

November 28, 2021

Dedi, my friend words can’t truly express how I feel at the moment. I’ve never met someone so full of life with such a pure heart which you shared with the world.
I miss you… today, tomorrow and always !
No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye. You were gone before, I knew it. The last call, we spoke…I hear it again and again.

A loss of a friend hurts, a loss of family hurts so much more.
Wayne, I am thinking of you during this time of profound sorrow. The love you two displayed will always be a beautiful memory in my heart.
Please, accept my sincere condolences.

Cees Van Schooten

November 24, 2021

I can't believe this is happening.. i will miss you smile but also your tears.. i wish Wayne and family and friends all the best, i light a candle for you..

John Halpin

November 23, 2021

In awe. In fact I was always in awe of you. Whenever you were around I was in awe of the light, love, laughter, generosity, fun....well...the list goes on and on.....but most of all I was in awe of your friendship. Your long list of friends gathered around you like moths to a flame....I was humbled to be included on that long list of friends and lucky to be one of the moths. Meeting up on Cape Cod and Bali meant the world to me. I'm sad for the selfish reason that you won't be there the next time I go....Love to Wayne, Ketut and Chouko......may love, light and bubbles lead your way my love....forever missed.

Julie Van Blarcom

November 23, 2021

I've only come to know Dedi this past October. He had an unforgettable impact -- a beautiful spirit, full of love and joy and so much fun. Rest in peace Dedi.

Issac Ng

November 23, 2021

I love you everyday
I miss you everyday
Love love always love ❤️
I will continue love you everyday
I will continue miss you everyday
Love love always love ❤️
My one and only Dedi Darling ❤️

Herman Claessen

November 22, 2021

Picture of you in Bali with me and René in 1994

What did we enjoy there. Such a sweet and always positive boy. Even then. I hope it's just as beautiful up there as it is here with us.
And we laughed a bit about the time you lived in the Netherlands. The weekends at the COC were always a party.

Let the party continue in heaven for you❤️🙏🍾

My condolences to your loving husband and all your family and friends.
Goodbye dear Dedi and I have learned from you. Love love and always love.

Gill Wilson

November 21, 2021

Dear Dedi, words cannot express how I feel, you touched my life so deeply, and my daughters. Your smile and laugh, lit up whatever room you walked into. Your fashion sense was amazing. We had so so many fabulous times together. I’ll miss you so much , save me some champagne 🍾 love you biggest hugs gill