Friday, August 17, 2018, 11:00am
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. V. David Foradori, Pastor, as celebrant
Family will receive friends immediately following
the mass in the Gathering Space of the church.
Will Tjeng Hoey Tian, MD, 88, of Greenville, passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2018.
He was born in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 4, 1930 to his father, TianTek Sian and his mother, Lim Kway Nio. He married Florence Louise (Nemeth) on September 22, 1962.
He attended the University of Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands where he earned his medical degree in 1955. He became a United States citizen in 1968.
He completed his residency training in urology at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh and received additional residency training in urology at Queen Mary Veteran Hospital and Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Canada, in thoracic surgery at Laval Hospital, Quebec, Canada and in general surgery at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He held certifications with the American Board of Urology, American College of Surgeons and Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates.
He was a Board Certified Urologist on staff at the Greenville Medical Center and Greenville Hospital from 1966 to 2000 where he served on the Medical Executive Committee and chairman of the Department of Surgery.
He was an avid reader who enjoyed the game of golf, tending to his gardens, a love of food, and action/adventure movies. He had a wonderful sense of humor and shared his wisdom of hard work, gratitude and the value of listening to others with many. He will be forever remembered for his kind, gentle way and his immense love of family.
Will is survived by his wife, Florence; his son William Tian; his daughter, Deborah Verrier and her husband Carlos and grandchildren, Isabel Tian Verrier, and Lucas Tian Verrier; his daughter Melissa Tian; his brothers Jan Tian, Theo Tian and Okkie Tian.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Sien Tian and Jet Tian.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 85 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.