Dr. Shane Tu


Dr. Shane Tu Obituary
Dr. Shane Tu, age 77 of Bakersfield passed away on August 19, 2015 at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles. Born in Tainan, Taiwan, he was brought up in a Christian family. His great grandfather was chief of a tribe of indigenous people in southern Formosa who played an important role in negotiation with Japanese for peace in the region. Since his early childhood, he has loved Classical Japanese Literature. He attended the National Taiwan University Medical School, a top institution, from 1956 to 1963.
In 1967, he came to the United States and trained at Newark City Hospital. Upon completion, he went to Oklahoma City Hospital Research Center and completed his training in Hematology and Oncology. Dr. Shane Tu was board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, Oncology and Geriatric Medicine. In 1977, he moved west to Stockton and opened his own practice. Then in 1992, he joined CBCC in Bakersfield where he dedicated his life to the care and treatment of patients. Dr. Shane Tu offered his leadership and efforts at KMC for many years as well, helping the Residency program bring about bright new physicians.
In his leisure time, he still wanted to learn more things. Besides his medical journal, he stayed up to date in sciences, technology, photography, art, painting and also learned to fix old cars. He even knew a thing or two about plumbing, roofing and gardening and was always on the go. He is survived by his wife Sok-Yin Leung, M.D., his only son Stephen Y. Tu, one older brother and two sisters in Taiwan.
The CBCC Family is grateful for all his care and kindness to the patients in our community over the years and for all he did in helping CBCC become a state-of-the-art cancer center.
A Memorial Service for Dr. Shane Tu will be held this Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Memorial Chapel of Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA 90601. The family requests that memorials be given to the mission fund of Mandarin Baptist Church of Los Angeles.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 28, 2015
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