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Tian-shu
Zhang 張天澍先生

June 16, 1938 – May 8, 2020

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"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
— Choi Funeral Home, Inc.
"Although we are all saddened by your death, I think it is most important that we can be glad for you having lived such a long, healthy,..."
— Kevin Seng
"外公,一路走好"
— 多妮
"RIP"
— Xin He
"I will never forget the days I spent with you and 外婆 as a young child. My only hope is to be as good of a grandfather as you were. Rest..."
— Mathew Seng
"I will miss getting to visit you during spring break and I wish I could’ve gotten to know you better. 我爱你,想念你"
— Isabel Newby
"Dad, your body left this earth, but your spirit lives on through us. You have nothing to worry about, rest in peace! 爸, 您的身体离开了这个世界,..."
— Bi-hang & Huy
"I will always miss our joint birthday parties. I hope you are at peace now."
— Eli
"外公, 谢谢您给我们做的一切. Thank you for being a great role model. I will miss you greatly. 安息吧."
— Sean Newby
"We miss you Dad. We hope you are resting in peace now."
— Bi-min and Bob

Obituary for Tian-shu Zhang 張天澍先生

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Our father, Tian-shu Zhang, was born on June 16, 1938 to Mr. and Mrs. Zhang Jian Chuang in small mountain village Houyang in Changle Township outside the city of Fuzhou, Fujian, China. As the only child, our father had to help the family with farming and herding cows. He was not able to attend school until 1953, when he was 15 years old. Being a smart and hardworking student, he completed elementary school in a year and a half then attended Changle No. 1 Middle/High School for six years. He graduated a top student in his class and was accepted to Fuzhou University in 1960 majoring in Applied Mathematics. Before his high school graduation, he married his life-long companion, Shu-zhen Zheng, in May 1960. After earning a Bachelor’s degree, our father was immediately hired as a teaching assistant in Fuzhou University. Soon he was promoted to be a lecturer, and later an associate professor in the university’s Mathematics Department. He continued his career there until we immigrated to the United States in 1988.
Philadelphia is where our parents have been residing in the past 32 years. We came to US with almost no money or possession. To support our higher education, he swallowed his pride and worked as a blue-collar worker in Humphrys Textile Products in West Philadelphia. He worked long hours at the factory and sometimes helped out our uncle’s Chinese takeout restaurant business afterward. With the knowledge and skills he gained as a University Professor, he became a problem solver for the factory. He optimized the cutting patterns of their fabrics to minimize fabric waste, thus saving the factory thousands of dollars. With his ability and willingness to learn, he became the factory’s most valuable operator specializing in fabrics cutting. He was highly respected by the factory owner and fellow workers alike. Our father sacrificed his own career for us to ensure we have a higher chance of success in career and life, and more importantly, to live in a free society. After retiring from Humphrys Textile Products in 2003, our father was able to enjoy his retirement life by actively participating and greatly contributed to the projects and activities organized by Fujian Houyu Association of Philadelphia.
Dad is survived by our Mom (his wife of 60 years), us three daughters -- Bi-rong, Bi-min (spouse: Bob Newby), and Bi-hang (spouse: Huy Seng), six grandchildren -- Xin He (spouse: Duo Ni Li), Sean Newby, Eli Newby, Kevin Seng, Mathew Seng, and Isabel Newby, and one great grandchild (Lavender He). We are grateful to our Dad for everything he had done for us!

我们的父亲,张天澍,出身于1938年6月16日在中国福建省福州市长乐县石龙乡后洋村。因为家境贫苦, 作为独子, 他从小要帮家里做农务放牛, 所以没机会上学。直到15岁那年, 他才去上小学。因为聪明又勤奋,他一年半就完成了小学学习。 他接着在长乐一中念了初中和高中。1960年, 他以优秀的成绩考上了福州大学。就在高中毕业之前(1960年5月15日), 他和我们的母亲郑淑珍结下了良缘。我们的父亲大学成绩卓越,获得应用数学学士学位后,他立即被聘为助教,很快晋升为讲师,然后副教授。在我们家移民来美国之前, 他一直在福州大学数学系就教。

1988年我们移民到费城。 我们的父母在过去的32年中一直在那里生活。我们刚来美国时身无分文, 为了支持我们两姐妹上大学,父亲咽下他的骄傲, 在西费城的Humphry Textitle Products工厂干一份坚苦的蓝领工。下班后,他还时常在舅舅的外卖餐馆帮忙。在工厂,他能加班就加班

First Visitation

When Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 10:00am - 7:00pm
Location
永 豐 殯 儀 館 Choi Funeral Home
Address
247 North 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Additional Information During this Coronavirus Pandemic, We will Abide by City, State, and Federal Guidelines that state No gathering of More Than 10 people. We are Taking Measures to Clean and sanitize our Lounge and Chapel, We also require everyone to use our Hand Sanitizer, wearing Mask upon entering our Facilitiy. All parking are on Vine Street, there will be Parking attendants to assist with parking🚗🚓🚕🚙🚐

Second Visitation

When Thursday, May 21st, 2020 7:45am - 8:45am
Location
永 豐 殯 儀 館 Choi Funeral Home
Address
247 North 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Additional Information

Service Information

When
Thursday, May 21st, 2020 9:00am
Location
永 豐 殯 儀 館 Choi Funeral Home
Address
247 North 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Service Extra Info
Visitation and Services are from 7:30 am to 9 am, Funeral Procession to Fernwood Cemetery will begin prompty at 9am. During this Coronavirus Pandemic, We will Abide by City, State, and Federal Guidelines that state No gathering of More Than 10 people. We are Taking Measures to Clean and sanitize our Lounge and Chapel, We also require everyone to use our Hand Sanitizer, wearing Mask upon entering our Facilitiy. All parking are on Vine Street, there will be Parking attendants to assist with parking🚗🚓🚕🚙🚐

Interment Information

Location
Fernwood Cemetery NJ
Address
Forsgate Drive
Jamesburg, NJ 08831