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Kim Tao-Chung Chang

May 20, 1971 - March 11, 2016

Kim Tao-Chung Chang, aged 44, of Plano, Texas, was born to Wei Chin and Rose Chang in Logan, Utah on May 20, 1971, and passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 11, 2016, in Kyoto, Japan. 

He spent his happy childhood in Tapei, Taiwan, and then returned to the United States to attend high school.  While at The University of Texas at Austin, Kim met his future wife, Fung Chen, whom he married on June 27, 1998.  He graduated from UT with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in 1993.  Kim then attended Texas A&M University, graduating with a master's degree in Electrical Engineering in 1996.  An innovative engineer, he was awarded numerous patents during his career.  Most lately, he was employed at Huawei Technologies in Plano as the Senior Director of Standards.

Kim developed many friendships in Taiwan and even started a band there with his buddies, called YAG.  He was a free spirited man who enjoyed many hobbies, music, sports, and loved his family and friends.  Kim was a passionate collector of watches, model cars, and guitars.  He was a sports car enthusiast and was an avid member of the Ingress game community.  Kim was an easy going, open-minded man, a very good listener, and was truly loved by all who knew him.  He will be greatly missed.

Kim is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Fung Chang; daughter, Iris Chang; parents, Wei Chin and Rose Chang; sister, Christine Chang Hopkins and her husband Eric Hopkins; parents-in-law, Ching Yen and Ching-Yi Chen; sister-in-law, Fen Chen and her husband Jim Wang; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Allen, Texas.  The family will receive friends during a visitation on Saturday evening, April 2, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Kim, May your soul be in heaven. Rest In Peace Kim.
Peter Loc, April 7, 2016 I am so sorry for your loss Fung. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the almighty God comfort you and your family during this time and always.
Fola Oladiran, April 5, 2016 The definition for the word ingress is simply "an entrance" or "to enter." So, although I am saddened for the loss of this wonderful man, and my heart is so heavy for the loved ones left behind, I also feel happy for Kim, as he peacefully passed through the ingress that stands between this world and the next - his last ingress, into the arms of God.
Winde, April 3, 2016 Dear Fung and Iris. My thoughts and prayers go out to each of you during this difficult time. When I think of Kim, words such as kind, gentle, caring, friendly, and conviction come to mind. He always had a sense of inner peace about him, which made it easy to relax in his presence. Even though I can't be there with you in person , know that I am thinking of you and your family. My deepest condolences. Mike H, April 3, 2016 You will always be in my heart ! JIngyi Zhou, April 2, 2016 Your friendship was a blessing And we will miss you so You are not gone though All the flowers in the spring whisper your name Jun and Vivian Li, April 2, 2016 Dear Fung, I'm very sad that I am not able to say goodbye to Kim in person today. Kim's wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in my heart. May he rest in peace! Winnie Sheu, April 2, 2016 This was rather sudden but life is full of surprises and because we don't know we need to take the time to care for one another. I did not know Kim personally but I had one moment to send a special tract with a loaded question. I am sure he must had pondered on those words. To Fung and Iris, this hurts bad but God will comfort your sorrows in a way only He can.
Elizabeth Moro-Wodi, April 1, 2016 I am sorry for your loss. Kim was a great mentor, colleague and a friend. I will miss him.
Hanan Ahmed, April 1, 2016 As much as I can remember, Kim always has a smile that relaxes others around him. Memories of him always seem to be happy and fun. Always the spontaneous one. Always true to himself. Always with music. He has the abilities to bring joy and laughter to peoples around him, as he always try to cheer up the one who needs it. In this time of loss and grief, may these precious joyful memories fill your hearts, as Kim's laughter continue to resonate in all of our hearts. So that even if he is not with us physically any longer, we are cheered up because he is in our hearts always! Paul Wu, March 31, 2016 I pray that God, the chief comforter will comfort you and your family. The good Lord will give you peace of mind and be your strength to carry on.
Alade Adeeko, March 31, 2016 Fang,Iris:  Kim is a very nice colleague and a friend to us. We were working together in Huawei with great pleasure in the past few years. We are so sad on the loss of him. At this difficult time, my thoughts are with Kim’s family Fang, Iris, relatives. He didn’t leave us, he lives in our heart, and his smile will accompany us forever.  Jiamin CHEN, Beijing, China
Jiamin CHEN, March 30, 2016 I knew you since you married my best pharmacist buddy Fung. I will always remember the trips our 2 families took together, one to Beijing, one to Keystone, as well as the coincident meeting at "Five Seconds of Summer" last summer. You are such a kind, fun-loving guy! I hate to see you go and I will keep Fung and Iris in my prayer often!
Helen Liang, March 30, 2016 Fung and Iris: We are so sorry to hear about your loss. May almighty God give you the fortitude to bear. We will keep you in our prayers.
Chuck Okeke and family, March 30, 2016 There are no goodbye for us. You will always be in our hearts, in the beautiful bluebonnet field of Texas Aggie Land. Chen Wang
Chen Wang, March 30, 2016 My dearest condolences to your and your family. May the memories of him keep him ever present in your hearts. All my love, Jennifer
Jennifer DuBois, March 30, 2016 Fung, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am praying for comfort and strength as you face this difficult time. Amanda Faggart
Amanda Faggart, March 30, 2016 It is with great sadness that I write these words about Kim. Kim interviewed me for a job in San Diego and was subsequently my supervisor. He was one of the kindest and most accommodating supervisors I have ever had. He was soft spoken and always had a smile on his face. Kim would try his best to help his employees whenever required, whether for attending conferences or taking care of family matters. I especially enjoyed traveling with him to China for business. Although I have not seen him since leaving Huawei six years ago I will always remember him and his kind gentle ways. Kim you will be missed by me and the many people you have touched.
Patrick Hosein, March 30, 2016 Fung I am so sorry to get the news about your husband. I hope the best for you and your family.
Tom Durke, March 30, 2016 I worked with Kim for a few years at Nortel in the mid 2000's. My condolences to the family. So very sorry for your loss.
Ashvin Chheda, March 30, 2016 Sorry for your loss. Thinking of the entire family. Nadia, March 29, 2016 Kim, you are my best friend and brother in US, I remember all the time that we spent together in FutureWei. Wish you rest in peace in heaven and best wishes to your family! Jianmin Jianmin Lu, March 29, 2016 I'm truly inspired by Kim's success and friendliness. My condolences to his family for this great loss.
Majid Ghanbarinejad, March 29, 2016 Fung, My prayers are with you and your family. May God give you the strength during this time and fill your heart with wonderful memories. Ericka Champion
Ericka Champion, March 29, 2016 Kim was one of the friendliest visitor in Houston for Ingress, and quickly become one of my closest friends. I am very thankful to have known Kim, and will miss him dearly. Rest well my war turtle buddy, and do more amazing missions.
Sarah "Sally" Mak, March 29, 2016 When I think of Kim, it is his smile. He is always cheerful and encouraging no matter how stressful the work can be. I am just so shocked of him passing away, feel really sad of losing a great person, a cheerful colleague, and a friend. Kim's smile will stay in our memory for a long time. Linda
Linda Dunbar, March 29, 2016 Fung, My condolences to you and the family. I am so sorry to hear your sad news. Stay strong and have faith that all will be well with you my dear.
Carlene Obansa, March 29, 2016 Dear Fung My prayer is that God will carry you & your family through this time. As time passes may the grief you feel be less intense & the time between those feelings grow longer. I am asking God to speak to you in a special way to confirm His loving care for you. May you remember the joyous moments you shared with your husband. Please reach out just to talk or if we can help you in any way. Kindest Regards, -Steve Steven Dzierba, Director Pharmacy Services Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth 817-201-3612 (m) 817-347-5820 (o)
Steven Dzierba, March 29, 2016 Kim was an amazing friend to all of us in the Ingress community. He always had a smile and was always friendly to everyone he interacted with. We will miss you so much Kim. Don't worry, we've got it from here my friend, rest well.
Brock, March 29, 2016 I am extremely sorry to hear about your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Please let me know if I can help you with anything. My heart felt condolences .Jay Medical Center Alliance
Jennit Raju, March 29, 2016