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Shi Chua Chang passed away peacefully at his home in Torrance last week on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Lovingly known as "Grandpa" to both family and non-family members, Shi was born in China on April 29, 1924. He grew up in Shanghai and attended the renowned Jiao Tung University, where he obtained a degree in electrical engineering and also met his future wife, Shu Hwa. After graduation, the couple moved to Taiwan and married in 1951. They had one son, Ming. While in Taiwan, both husband and wife worked for the government's telecommunications administration. In 1967, the family moved to Little Rock, Arkansas. Shi attended the Graduate Institute of Technology of University of Arkansas and received his Master of Science in Instrumentation. He was employed by St. Vincent's Infirmary as their director of medical instrumentation. Shi moved to Los Angeles in 1981 to join his son's family and worked for Hughes Space and Communication until his retirement. An avid gardener, Shi spent years cultivating his garden of geraniums, mandevilla and bougainvillea. He loved to drink plain Lipton Tea and was constantly in attendance at all of his granddaughters' soccer games and gymnastics meets. A memorial service will be held this Sunday, August 1, 2010 at Green Hills Memorial Park. Viewing will be from 10:00 to 11:00am. The memorial service will begin at 11:00am. Living flowers or plants are preferred. They will be planted in the garden in memory of Grandpa. Shi will then return to Little Rock, Arkansas to his final resting place at his wife's side. He is survived by his son, Ming; daughter-in-law, Won Na Ng; granddaughters, Kei Lin and Pei Lin; and niece, Jian Zhang. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits. 
Published in Daily Breeze on July 30, 2010
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