There was no funeral or memorial service. However, a "celebration of life" event was held at Julie's house on September 29, attended by friends and relatives from near and far.
KT's last days
BiographyK. T. was born and raised in China. After serving as a flight dispatcher for the Flying Tigers in India for the "over the Hump" China supply effort during World War II, he immigrated to the United States, where he earned an MS degree in Structural Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MS degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Washington, and a PhD in Engineering Mechanics from Stanford University.
After a decades-long career as an engineer and later a sales representative with the Garrett AiResearch Corporation in Los Angeles, Kyoto, and Beijing, he retired and settled in Manhattan Beach and then Saratoga, California. He spent his last year at the Sunrise of Oakland Hills residence in Oakland, California, where he received daily visits from his daughter Julie.
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KT web page
Paper and PatentTransactions of the ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, June 1966:
Gyrodynamics, New Approach and Solutions, K. T. Chang
Patent 3,471,105: Stabilization Control System, Gordon W. Yarber and Kuo T. Chang
2017 Audio RecordingsKT-WW2-India KT-Chang-Fei-families
Literary and Artistic WorksThe Wise Men of Mars (science fiction short story, November 1947; 2 MB PDF file)
K.T. wrote it for his English class. The professor thought it good enough to read aloud to the class.
Movie actor profile and movie trailer
OtherKT's father's farewell photo & essay
KT's mother's grave
Rose Chang memorial page