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TIEN FOO TING "TF" (Age 76)
Born in Shanghai, China and long-time resident of Falls Church, VA died on Friday, June 15, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Melanie (Hoy) Ting for 26 years and the late Dorothy (Wong) Ting; devoted father of Bernie Karen Ting, of Berkeley, CA, and Brandon Kent Ting and Benson Kirby Ting, both of Falls Church, VA. TF was the proud son of the late Gin Kwun Ting, Yangtze Patrol sailor and U.S. Navy
veteran, and Shu Yin Ting. A graduate of the American School in Manila and City College of San Francisco, TF served his adopted country overseas in numerous Foreign Service assignments in Asia, from 1967 through 1994. In retirement, TF served as a volunteer with USO, Traveler's Aid, Homestretch, and the Falls Church Homeless Shelter. TF is also survived by siblings Sadie Wong of Shanghai, China, Jane Lee of Millbrae, CA, Gary Ting of Alhambra, CA, and Betty Leung of Walnut Creek, CA and was predeceased by Maria Dong of Seville, Spain. Funeral services will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Park on Saturday, June 23. The viewing will begin at 1:30 p.m., services will start promptly at 2 p.m. We ask kindly that condolences and flowers arrive prior to 12 p.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 1000 El Camino Real, Colma, CA 94014. Arrangements are pending for a memorial in Falls Church at a later date.
Published in The Washington Post on June 20, 2012