Yuan-Sheng Tseng Obituary

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Yuan-Sheng Tseng

(Yuan Sheng Tseng)
September 15, 1937 - August 31, 2014
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Arrangements under the direction of Rose Hills Company, Whittier, CA. Yuan Sheng (Victor) Tseng was born in Taiwan on September 15, 1937. He was the third son in a family of ten children. He is survived by his three children: Angel, Nancy and Annie, sons-in-law: John and Chris, and three grandchildren: Mia, Aidan and Max. Due to an uncontrolled high fever as a child, he lost hearing in one ear and had a persistent ringing in his remaining ear. Overcoming the challenges presented in his childhood, Yuan Sheng graduated from Tunghai University with a degree in economics. He married Ming Chu on September 12, 1965. Given his work...
Arrangements under the direction of Rose Hills Company, Whittier, CA.

Yuan Sheng (Victor) Tseng was born in Taiwan on September 15, 1937. He was the third son in a family of ten children. He is survived by his three children: Angel, Nancy and Annie, sons-in-law: John and Chris, and three grandchildren: Mia, Aidan and Max.

Due to an uncontrolled high fever as a child, he lost hearing in one ear and had a persistent ringing in his remaining ear. Overcoming the challenges presented in his childhood, Yuan Sheng graduated from Tunghai University with a degree in economics. He married Ming Chu on September 12, 1965.

Given his work ethic and acumen in business, he was employed at Bank of Communications and China Shipbuilding Enterprises Corporation in Taiwan. At each position, Yuan Sheng was quickly given increasing responsibilities. While supporting loans, he traveled to Europe, Philippines and Japan to learn international banking. Many of the loans in Taiwan were supported by English legal contracts. He taught himself to read complex, English contracts to protect the bank from unintended risks. He proposed strong, viable loan structuring options based on a thorough understanding of the customer's complex business.

To secure a better life for his family, Yuan Sheng left the familiar surroundings of Taiwan in 1980 to pursue a new life in Arcadia, CA. Despite being promised a managerial role by his employer, Yuan Sheng learned the American business/banking structure from the bottoms up. Within months of starting work, he visited customers at their homes to build customer relationships even though he was unfamiliar with the Los Angeles area and had only recently learned how to drive. He took night classes and spent countless hours in independent study. Even through the work struggles and long hours, he remained a devoted and caring husband and father, taking his family on weekend outings so the family can explore their new world. Always involved with the community, he was an active member of the San Gabriel Kiwanis Club. He was the club president for many years and provided financial guidance and support to the club.

At the age of 50, in the fulfillment of his personal goal, he successfully completed all four parts of the Certified Public Accountant and the Enrolled Agent examinations. In 1990, he started his own tax and accounting practice. The practice served as a source of great pride and joy, allowing him to combine his deep banking/business knowledge with his accounting/tax understanding.

In 2007, Ming Chu was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer with six months to live. Without any consideration for his own health, Yuan Sheng supported Ming Chu unconditionally, while she received the grueling chemotherapy. He accompanied her to the chemo sessions and prepared various medicinal foods to ease the pain. Ming Chu passed way in July 2012. She outlived the initial diagnose. All due to the tremendous care provided by Yuan Sheng.

After the passing of Ming Chu, Yuan Sheng reconnected with his family in Taiwan and friends in the Los Angeles area. He had an amazing trip to Taiwan in November 2012, retracing his family roots. He then cruised in Alaska where he saw glaciers, toured Yellowstone National Park and reunited with grade school friends in Seattle. Yuan Sheng authored many articles on financing and economics published in Pacific Times, a Taiwanese newspaper. Furthermore, Yuan Sheng reignited his faith in Christianity and was baptized as a Christian on Easter of 2014.

While he had looked forward to more trips and visits with family and friends, he began feeling ill in July 2014. While the initial test results suspected that he had cancer, no definitive diagnoses and treatment plans were made. He fought courageously for his life, but the illness was too aggressive. He succumbed to diffused large cell lymphoma and passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, August 31st at 3pm, surrounded by his loving daughters and family.

Yuan Sheng was an extraordinary, loving person, husband, father and grandfather. He believed in hard work and perseverance, as well as growing and developing as a person, and was a compassionate citizen. He will be immensely missed, and his profound influence on future generations of his family will live on.

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