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Tang, John
John Tang, 67 passed from this life on Monday, August 13, 2012. John was born in Phoenix, Arizona on March 26, 1945. He was the fourth born of 7 children to Len Sing and Cow Won (Louise) Wong Tang. John was a long time resident of Tempe, AZ. John attended Phoenix Union High School, honorably discharged from the Army, and obtained a management degree from Arizona State University in 1971. Early on he worked for Tang's Market and Tang's Imports and retired in 2005 from the City of Phoenix after 25 years of service in the Finance and Purchasing Division. He was a true sports enthusiast, loyal fan of Arizona State University sports, Arizona Cardinals, and the Phoenix Suns. He also regularly attended AZ Diamondbacks, Rattlers, and Mercury games. John was an active member of the Thomas Tang American Legion Post 50 of Phoenix. John was much loved and respected for his selfless giving of his time to help others at all times by his family and friends. He will be dearly missed by his untimely passing.
His parents preceded him in death. He is survived by his constant companion, Jeanna Wong; siblings Jimmy; Florence Tanori (Frank); Ida Leong (Jim); Grace Lee (Victory); Helen Kawamoto (Jack), and Jeffery (Lil). Immediate nieces and nephews, Cindy (Dan) Klingberg and children Maddison and Eric; Leona (Jack) Jue and children Joshua, Gabrielle, and Jett; Vanessa Tang; Francine (Dan) Pote and children Carter and Spencer; Felicia (Steve) Kamins and children Alexandra, Tailor and Jackson; Travis and Tara Leong; Heather (Alan) Wong and children Sabrina and Madeline; Ryan (Debbie) Lee; Justin Lee; Jason, Jerika, and Jorden Kawamoto and numerous cousins.
Visitation and Services will be held at Greenwood Memorial Lawn Mortuary, 719 N. 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ. Visitation is on Friday, August 24, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Celebration of John's life will be held Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with burial services immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Thomas Tang American Legion Post 50, c/o George Ong, 4408 E. Hearn Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032. Additional information at

Published in The Arizona Republic on Aug. 19, 2012
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