Truman Liang

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1989 - 2017
Truman Liang passed away on March 5, 2017 at the age of 27. Truman was born on April 14, 1989 in New York, NY. He graduated from Hunter College High School in 2007 and Northwestern University in 2012, majoring in both Mathematics and Economics.

Truman was an extremely accomplished swimmer, initially training with New York City Aquatic Club (NYCC) and then with Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics (AGUA). He served as captain of his high school varsity swim team, competed as a member of the US National Junior Team, and swam for Northwestern University on scholarship.

After graduating from college, Truman worked for Societe Generale as part of the CCG Team in Chicago and later as a member of the Leveraged Finance Team in New York. He was an invaluable member of his company and a dedicated team member who always showed an impeccably strong work ethic. Despite all of his accomplishments, Truman was always humble and down to earth.

Truman was a sports car enthusiast. He enjoyed autocross, going to the track, and a quality timepiece (don't call it a watch). Truman was a huge fan of the New York Giants, frequenting Buffalo Wild Wings while in Chicago to watch a game with a basket of wings. He had a great love for his sister's dobermans, and they, in turn, were devoted unconditionally to him. Truman also loved going to the gym, drinking a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, and eating sushi.

The Gentle Giant was a nickname he fondly embraced. He was kind and loving, with an infectious joy for life that naturally drew in all those he met. Family was of utmost importance to Truman and he made sure to regularly check in with his parents and catch up over weekly dinners. Even during his battle with cancer, Truman remained kind, selfless, and considerate, continuing to express concern about his loved ones.
His selflessness and ability to find and appreciate the little joys in life made him an inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing him. He is survived by his parents, Eric and Julie Liang; his sister, Carmen Liang Pelletier; his brother-in-law, Justin Pelletier; and his girlfriend, Gina Chang. Truman's beautiful spirit will live forever in our hearts.

The funeral service for Truman will be held on Wednesday, March 15th, at 9:00 AM at The Church of the Transfiguration on 29 Mott Street, New York, NY 10038. It will be followed by the burial at the Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, NY. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Truman's name to finding a cure for cancer: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Published on NYTimes.com from Mar. 13 to Mar. 14, 2017
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