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Kuo Kuan

November 13, 1923 — January 16, 2017

KUO HUA KUAN, (A.K.A. Alice or Mama Wong) of Shaker Hts., OH; noted journalist; beloved wife of the late Mien Lin Hwang, a prominent publisher; daughter of a leading 1920's publisher in China; dear mother of Margaret Wong, Cecilia Wong, Rose Wong, and George Hwang of Cleveland, OH; grandmother of nine and sister of six.

Mrs. Hwang lived in China, HK and the US, connecting and enriching thousands of lives. She lived along the French border of Shanghai and led more than 20 family members to safety during the 1930s civil war. She was a 1944 graduate of Fudan University, a leading university in Shanghai. As one of the first female journalists of her time, she interviewed many leading politicians and colorful characters in China during, and after, WWII.

The family prefers that those who wish may make contributions in her name to The Church of St. Dominic,19000 Van Aken Blvd., (at Norwood Rd.) Shaker Hts., OH 44122 or to The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, P.O. Box 931517, Cleveland, OH 44193-1655.

FUNERAL MASS will be held in The Church of St Dominic, Saturday, January 21st at 10 AM and FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE CHURCH FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH FROM 4-8 PM.

Interment will follow the Mass at the Highland Park Cemetery.


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