Taian "Andrew" Tian

Tian, Taian "Andrew"
Jul. 19, 2013
Taian Tian (Andrew), 51, of Sarasota, died July 19, 2013. Survivors include Beichen Tian, son and student at University of Florida in Gainesville; Jinlin Guo, former wife; Marylou Anderson, significant other. In China, Tian Shangun and Tian Ying, parents; Hongye Tian and Hongfang Tian; sisters; Zhuofei He and Zhengquan Zhang, niece and nephew. Andrew and his family immigrated from China nearly 20 years ago. He was the manager of the New Dynasty Chinese restaurant. Andrew was an amazing artist, a brilliant amateur photographer; loved to engage in in-depth conversations with the many people who dined at the restaurant. The center of attention with the knack of telling jokes. Andrew was generous and always took the initiative to help others, right up to the end. He studied Taoist Tai Chi with Marylou; loved to sing, whistle and play Scrabble. He was a man of honor, the highest virtues and great integrity, a friend to all and loved by all. Andrew will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to The Andrew Tian Memorial Trust. PO Box 21465, Sarasota, FL 34231 .
A celebration of his life will be held at 1st Congregational United Church of Christ on Sunday at 3:00, 7/28/13.


Published in Herald Tribune from July 27 to July 28, 2013