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Futien Su

Birth Date: January 20, 1934
Death Date: May 12, 2017

Fu Tien Su, our beloved father and a devoted husband, was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on January 20, 1934. He was the third child of 10 from parents Chen Ming Su and Yun Chiao Su. After graduating from college with an accounting degree, he worked as an accountant for a popular Cantonese restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan until he met and married the love of his life, Siang-Luan Chu Su. Together they raised four children – daughter Miki, twin sons Mark and Kevin, and youngest son Tony. In 1975 the family immigrated to America with the intention of providing better opportunities for the family. Our first home was in San Jose, but they later bought a house and settled in Santa Clara. From 1975 until 2017 our family never ventured far from the Bay Area. Our father worked in numerous restaurants throughout his life, but was most proud of working for the State of California’s Agnew State Hospital in Santa Clara (now the site of Rivermark Community). He retired as a state employee in 1997. After retirement, he enjoyed spending time with Miki’s (with husband Richard) children Joshua and Bradley, Kevin’s (with wife Sandy) children Katrina and Nathan, and Mark’s (with wife Cassie) children Timothy and Brandon. Reading newspapers was a big part of our dad’s favorite pastime; he would read the daily newspaper from front to back. In addition, our dad also enjoyed listening to old Japanese music and American classics, and watching the Discovery channel. Tending to his flower garden was also a part of his daily routine. Every evening after dinner, as long it was not raining, he would walk to the backyard and tenderly water the plants. Dad’s daily routine has ingrained so deeply into our minds that we will miss him immensely, but he will always live in our hearts.

May 21, 2017
10:00 am
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