In February 2020, Chih Liu (劉志強) sadly passed away at the age of 75, after a long battle with kidney failure and heart disease. Chih was born on January 1945 in China before moving to Taiwan in 1947, where he lived with his parents and two younger sisters Jean and Lin. From an early age Chih was dedicated to education and working hard, core principles he instilled with his own family. Chih graduated from Cheng Kung University, Taiwan with a Mechanical Engineering degree, and received his masters degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. It was while at Case University Chih met his future wife of 50 years, Kim Liu (née Hsu), and together they raised three children Eveleen, Cynthia, and Derek.
Chih was trustworthy, loyal and dependable; qualities valued by his family, friends and his many colleagues. Chih worked for a number of large retail companies throughout his 30+ year career, before he retired as a Director of IT Strategy & Planning at Ross Stores in 2005. His career path led to relocating with his family from Cleveland to Los Angeles, and eventually to Northern California. Even after retirement, his passion for helping companies excel remained, and he continued to work part time for a number of small companies in the Bay Area.
Chih was very artistic—his Chinese calligraphy was exceptional—and he had a deep appreciation for Chinese art. He was a philosophical and contemplative man, which was evidenced by his love for nature, particularly the beautiful redwood trees of California, and watching Koi-carp. Chih loved cooking for his family, and he would enjoy going to eat at his favorite Chinese restaurants and steakhouses. Even a rigorous dialysis schedule did not hamper his love for good food. Chih’s mobility became restricted in his last few years, but his mental acuity and love for information and business news never faltered.
Unfortunately, Chih’s health had been ailing for a number of years, and he sadly passed away peacefully, with his wife Kim by his side. He is survived by his wife Kim, children Eveleen, Cynthia, and Derek, son-in-law Eric, daughter-in-law Nicola, and four beautiful granddaughters Clarity, Natalia, Sarafina, and Eloise.
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