Fred H.Y. Liu, M.D., 91, of Houston, was born in Hangzhou, China, on Sept. 5, 1922, and died on Dec. 3, 2013.
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He studied medicine at the Aurora University Medical School in Shanghai, graduating with an M.D. degree and came to the U.S. in 1950. In 1951, he married his college sweetheart, Lillian Chu, who was the love of his life. They were married for more than 61 years, until she passed away in May 2013. He practiced pulmonary medicine for 35 years, starting in Farmingdale, N.Y., then at the East Texas Chest Hospital in Tyler and later at The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler. He retired in 1986, and moved to Houston to be closer to his daughter and her family.
He showed unwavering devotion to caring for his wife during the last difficult decade of her life. He also loved his children and grandchildren and stressed to them the importance of education. He delighted in the fact that all three of his children and at least one of his grandchildren had followed in his footsteps as a medical doctor. He loved classical music and adored his wife, who was a pianist and piano teacher in Tyler.
He is survived by his children, Dr. Eddie Liu and wife Irby, of Longview, Dr. Elizabeth Tang and husband Dr. James Tang, of Houston, and Dr. John Liu and wife Suzanne, of Waco; and grandchildren, Brittany and Mason Liu, James, Jeff, and John Tang, and Alex and Katie Liu; and stepgrandchildren, Chad Gilbert and Teri Gilbert Crowson.
A private memorial service was held in Houston.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be given in memory of Dr. Liu to UT Health Northeast, Office of Institutional Advancement, Family Medicine Residency Program, 11937 U.S. Highway 271, Tyler, 75708; or a
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Dec. 5, 2013