June 01 2019
An Kon’s Obituary Dr. An Kon Tsai of Oak Brook, IL passed away peacefully in his sleep, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Born in Taiwan on August 4, 1938 to Yen Chuan and Soon Tsai, he received his medical degree at Kaohsiung Medical University. After completing training as an Otolaryngologist, he married the love of his life, Meilie Chen, on January 13, 1968. Seeking a new life, they emigrated to Chicago, Illinois in 1972 and eventually settled in Oak Brook, where they raised their 4 daughters. A well-respected physician in both Taiwan and the U.S., he established a successful practice in Family Medicine for over 35 years, retiring after his youngest daughter, Joy, completed her intern year, working alongside him. After years dedicated to the medical care of others, he spent his retirement gardening, traveling, catching up on the latest Taiwanese news, and enjoying time with his 5 grandchildren. An Kon is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Meilie, his four daughters, Lily Tsai of Villa Park, IL, Alice Tsai and her husband, Kevin Bigelow of Scottsdale, AZ, Bertha Tsai of San Diego, CA and Joy Tsai-Li and her husband, John-Michael Li of San Diego, CA; his grandchildren; Melanie Tulagan, Madeline Tulagan, Michael Tsai, Chloe Li and Gwendolyn Li; his sister, Tsun-Huei Chan (nee Tsai), and her husband, Chi-Chu Chan, and his nephews; Paul Chan of Plano, TX, and Yen-Chau Chan and his wife, Li-Chen Chan and their children, Ivy and Ivan Chan of Dallas, TX. Cousin to Shu-Ying Tsai (Ron-Yi Wu), Jean Ying Tsai, Albert Tsai (Tracy Hsiao), Rosa Tsai, Li-Fen Tsai all of Taipei, Taiwan and uncle to Judy Tsai and Jenny Tsai of Grand Rapids, MI Memorial services will be held at 10:00am Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Taiwanese Community Church at 1420 South Meyers Road in Lombard, IL. Burial will follow at Bronswood Cemetery. Friends may visit with family on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 3pm to 9pm at Coglianese Funeral Home at 7508 S. County Line Rd in Burr Ridge, IL. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in memory of An Kon Tsai to the Dementia Society of America by mail to PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, or online at www.dementiasociety.org. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of An Kon Tsai MD June 01 2019.
Death notice for the town of: -, state: Illinois