Fun  wah Chin


MOUNT UPTON -Fun wah Chin, 78, of the Town of Butternuts unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Born July 14, 1940, in Hong Kong, Fun wah (aka Bill and Fan) was the son of Edward Wu and Pauline Chin. Fun wah immigrated to the United States in the late 1940's and lived in the Bronx. He also lived in Lakewood, New Jersey, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, Eatontown, New Jersey and Winthrop, Maine. In 2001, he made his home in the Town of Butternuts (Mount Upton), New York.
As a youngster, Fun wah helped his parents with their restaurant and then their chicken farm. In his late teens, Fun wah became great friends with the Huey Family, especially with Tommy Huey, from Princeton, New Jersey, who he considered to be his brother. He married Maryann Dziezyc in 1969.
He enjoyed traveling (and eating) all around the country and the world. He owned a Chinese restaurant in Augusta, Maine, he was a driving instructor, he gave cooking and driving classes and he was a meticulous upholsterer for King's Furniture in New Jersey.
Since he moved to the Mount Upton area, he has enjoyed working on his farm, fishing, gardening, helping others and playing with his dog, Sid. In 2012, he met his significant other, Anne Shaw, from Bainbridge. They spent the ensuing years laughing, traveling, going to yard/estate sales, enjoying restaurants around the area and spending time together with family and friends.
Fun wah is survived by his beloved, Anne Shaw; his dear friends, Tommy and Gloria Huey; his niece, Olivia da Roza; and his two nephews Carlos da Roza and Frederick da Roza. Fun wah was predeceased by his mother, Pauline Chin, his father, Edward Wu, his sister, Mai Hing da Roza, and her husband, Carlos da Roza.
A memorial service followed by a 'Celebration of Life' reception will be held from 2 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 1 Church St., Bainbridge, NY. All are welcome to join us for both events. Fun wah was full of life and laughter so we would like to remember him that way on what would have been his 79th birthday. Please bring some stories to share during the reception.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a charitable contribution, in his name, to your local animal shelter.
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Published on July 11, 2019
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5 posts

Susan Goldsmith Mack
Jul 13, 2019
Dear Anne, I am so very sorry to read of your beloved friend's passing. It sounds as though you have many memories of wonderful years together. May God comfort you with the peace only He can bestow.
Anne Shaw
Jul 12, 2019
Please contact me if you want to talk about Fun wah's passing... (607). 743-5220. I know this is upsetting to many.
Anne Shaw
Jul 11, 2019
Sweetheart, I miss you more than words can say! I keep wanting to call you to run an errand or go out for dinner. I keep wishing that I would wake up from this nightmare. You always wondered if others appreciated you... let me tell you that there are many who are very saddened with the news of your passing and they have such fond memories of your comical ways, your laughter, and the caring things you did. I love you, Honey! Your Sweets
Dorcas Chiu
Jul 11, 2019
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Mary Sawyer ( nee Yuling Chiu)
Jul 11, 2019
I'm one of Fun wah's cousins . We met a couple of times when he visited Hong Kong in the late 1960, he was a fun guy , joking and of course with a couple of beers !!
So sad to hear of his Passing , May he Rest in Peace with those who he loved him and those he loved .