Qun Wang

Qun Wang, 72, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 16th, 2023 at St. Peter’s Hospice surrounded by his family. He fought his battle against cancer for four years. 


Qun was born in Tianjin, China on March 24th, 1950 to Yian Liu (mother) and Long Zhang Wang (father). His parents taught English in the 1960s China when it was uncommon for Chinese citizens to be fluent in a foreign language. His thirst for travel ultimately led him to complete a Bachelor’s degree in geography where he taught Geography Economics at Tianjin Business School. In 1978, he married Fuqin Bian, a Sociology professor at Nankai University and they would pave a new chapter for the family together by immigrating to the United States 10 years later.


Loyal and kind, Qun was a quiet man but dedicated himself with unmatched work ethic to support his family and the American dream. He was a generous person who put the wellbeing of others before himself. He lived his life to the fullest through simple pleasures: practicing his love for music on the piano, accordion or any instrument on hand; swimming and ice skating at the YMCA for hours on end; and partaking in every ping pong league tournament in the local Chinese community. He lived for adventure with a youthful heart and preferred the unscripted over conformity.  His ultimate indulgences in life were traveling and cruising: he could not get enough of oceanic bliss and he has now boarded his next big white ship.


He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Fuqin Bian; his daughter, Yu Wang and son-in-law Shane D’Arcy; granddaughter Clementine Wang D’Arcy; and sister Lu Wang and niece Ming Fang Zhao.


Visitation Hours will be held from 10 am to 11 am on Thursday, February 23rd at Applebee Funeral Home in Delmar. Funeral Service will begin at 11 am with burial at Albany Rural Cemetery to follow. A reception lunch will be held afterwards for family and friends.


The family has requested white flowers in memory of Qun Wang.