Tom Chen passed away on March 24th, 2014 at the age 67 at Alaska Regional Hospital. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 31st at Kehl's Legacy Funeral Home, 11621 Old Seward Hwy., from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Tom helped his parent's support the family with his fabrication business specializing in electronics and machinery. He met his wife, Ming Tze, during this time. After getting married, they moved to Alaska in 1972 and worked a series of jobs to learn about the restaurant and real estate industries. He opened the first of many successful business ventures just two years later. He was active in the Anchorage Chinese Association and a respected member of the community. Tom enjoyed traveling, the outdoors and
spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Ming Tze Chen; his children, Fon Tsun Chen Williams, Alexander Chen and Anthony Chen; his grandchildren, Avery Williams and Tatum Williams.
Services are entrusted to Kehl's Legacy Funeral Home.
Kehl's Legacy Funeral Home
11621 Old Seward Highway Anchorage, AK 99515
Published in Alaska Dispatch News from Mar. 28 to Mar. 29, 2014