Richard D. Tsai

January 30, 1944 ~ August 24, 2020 (age 76)


Richard D Tsai passed away on Monday, August 24, 2020 in the presence of his wife of 46 years, Liane Tsai and his two sons after a lengthy and courageous battle with lymphoma cancer.

Richard was born and raised in Hsin-Ying, Taiwan to Cheng Chi and Kuei Tze Shen Tsai and was the fourth of seven children. He attended National Taiwan University and graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in engineering. Upon his graduation and after completing his mandatory military service with the ROC Armed Forces, he immigrated to the United States in 1970 to attend graduate school at Rutgers University in New Jersey. While he was in the US, he began dating the love of his life, Liane Wang Tsai. Richard graduated from Rutgers University in 1973 with a Master of Science in engineering and married Liane shortly afterwards in 1974. Together, they moved to Buffalo, NY to begin their family life and his career as an Instrumentation Engineer. Richard and Liane subsequently moved to Houston, TX in 1978 where they would establish their roots and raise two sons. Richard continued to work as an Instrumentation Engineer until he retired in 2009 after a successful career that spanned many decades and companies.

Richard was easy going, funny, mild mannered, positive, and humble. He will be remembered most for his kindness and loving heart, his love for his family and friends, and his playful nature with his grandchildren. He enjoyed playing tennis and golf, spending time with his family and friends, and traveling the world with his wife. He also loved playing “House of the Rising Sun” on the guitar and “Für Elise” on the piano.  He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

Richard is survived by his sisters Marian Tsai and Mei-Yean Lee, his brothers James Tsai and Homer Tsai, his wife, Liane Tsai, his children, Kenneth Tsai and daughter-in-law Janae Wu Tsai and Stephen Tsai and daughter-in-law Shara Ma Tsai, and his grandchildren, Sloane Tsai, Remington Tsai, Theodore Tsai, and Charles Tsai.

The celebration of Richard’s life will be held on September 5, 2020 from one o'clock until three o'clock in the afternoon with the memorial service starting at half past one o'clock at Bradshaw-Carter Memorial & Funeral Services, 1734 W Alabama St, Houston, TX  77098.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center or any charity of your choice.

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Celebration of Life
September 5, 2020

1:00 PM
Bradshaw - Carter Memorial

Memorial Service
September 5, 2020

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Bradshaw - Carter Memorial

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