Fat-Chun Tony Chang - dedicated husband, father, and scientist - passed away on October 7, 2022 at the age of 72 in Bel Air, Maryland. Fat-Chun was born to Berlin Chang and BiYun Xing in Shanghai, China and spent his early life in Shanghai and Hong Kong before immigrating to America.
Upon first arriving in the US, Fat-Chun worked several jobs, but his primary focus was on his education. Fat-Chun was a dedicated scientist, always seeking to understand the inner workings of the human mind and the universe at large. Fat-Chun earned his doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of Delaware in 1983. Over the course of his career, Fat-Chun authored numerous scientific publications and made many contributions to the fields of neuroscience and toxicology. In 1983, Fat-Chun began working as a civilian researcher and principal investigator the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Chemical Defense at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD.
In 1992, Fat-Chun met the love of his life, Qiu Qiong Chang in Göteborg, Sweden. Fat-Chun and Qiu Qiong went on to marry and have a child, Jian-Ming Chang, in 1993. Through the years, Fat-Chun enjoyed collecting art, reading literature, cooking for his family, gaming, and watching classic Chinese and American film and television. Fat-Chun was a family man, and always demonstrated his love through supporting his family in any way that he could.
After retiring from a 32-year career in service to his country as a US Army civilian researcher, Fat-Chun enjoyed a quiet life at home with his family and hobbies in Bel Air, Maryland.
Fat-Chun is survived by his wife Qiu Qiong Chang in Bel Air, Maryland; and son, Jian-Ming Chang, in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Donations for funeral flowers may be made to the family at https://paypal.me/UPWDesign. Excess funds will be donated to the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art.