|Wanda Maria Tjan|
|Viewing: Due to Covid - 19 restrictions there will be no viewing or funeral mass.|
Service: Graveside services on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 10 am (All Souls Cemetery, Germantown MD)
Funeral Service: Friday, August 7, 2020 at 10:00 am, All Souls Cemetery, Germantown, MD. Due to Covid - 19 restrictions there will be no viewing or funeral mass.
Wanda Maria Sian Hwa Tjan, our beloved sister, aunt and great aunt died peacefully on July 20, 2020 at the age of 77. Wanda was born on June 21, 1943, in Kediri, Indonesia, the third child of Vincentius Khik Poo and Theresia Soen May Tjan. Wanda, a devout Catholic,was an outgoing and compassionate person beloved by all who knew her.
As a young volunteer at her local parish church, Christ the King and the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Surabaya, Indonesia, she helped the local poor with support from other countries. Wanda was subsequently sent to Sydney, Australia to learn how the Australian St Vincent de Paul Society operated. She returned to Surabaya with many new ideas for Christ the King and continued her work with the poor.
Wanda graduated from the Widya Mandala Catholic University with a BA degree in English and worked for several years as a bookkeeper before leaving Indonesia for the United States in 1979. Later, she received an Associate degree in Information Technology from Montgomery College.
Because of her outgoing nature and a compassion for the elderly, Wanda worked at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, MD initially as a Dietary Aide and soon was promoted to Supervisor. In recognition of her dedication to her work, she received many awards from Asbury. Her co-workers and the Asbury Methodist Village residents enjoyed her company and her love for the residents.
After her retirement from Asbury, Wanda continued volunteering at St Martin of Tours in Gaitherburg, MD and enjoyed spending time with her friends. Nothing made her happier than being with small children, including her nephews, nieces, grandnephew and children of her friends.
Wanda is survived by her sisters, Francisca and Jovita, her brother Rene, and numerous nieces, nephews and grandnephews and grandnieces. Her warmth, kindness and compassion touched many lives and she will be deeply missed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Martin of Tours in Gaithersburg.
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