Memorial Mass:
Friday, August 17, 2018, 11:00am
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. V. David Foradori, Pastor, as celebrant

Family will receive friends immediately following
the mass in the Gathering Space of the church.

Will Tjeng Hoey Tian, MD, 88, of Greenville, passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2018.

He was born in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 4, 1930 to his father, TianTek Sian and his mother, Lim Kway Nio. He married Florence Louise (Nemeth) on September 22, 1962.

He attended the University of Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands where he earned his medical degree in 1955. He became a United States citizen in 1968.

He completed his residency training in urology at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh and received additional residency training in urology at Queen Mary Veteran Hospital and Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Canada, in thoracic surgery at Laval Hospital, Quebec, Canada and in general surgery at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He held certifications with the American Board of Urology, American College of Surgeons and Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates.

He was a Board Certified Urologist on staff at the Greenville Medical Center and Greenville Hospital from 1966 to 2000 where he served on the Medical Executive Committee and chairman of the Department of Surgery.

He was an avid reader who enjoyed the game of golf, tending to his gardens, a love of food, and action/adventure movies. He had a wonderful sense of humor and shared his wisdom of hard work, gratitude and the value of listening to others with many. He will be forever remembered for his kind, gentle way and his immense love of family.

Will is survived by his wife, Florence; his son William Tian; his daughter, Deborah Verrier and her husband Carlos and grandchildren, Isabel Tian Verrier, and Lucas Tian Verrier; his daughter Melissa Tian; his brothers Jan Tian, Theo Tian and Okkie Tian.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Sien Tian and Jet Tian.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 85 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.



  1. Natalie Higbee (Nicklin) Natalie Higbee (Nicklin)
    August 14, 2018    

    So sorry for your loss to the entire Tian family.

  2. Colleen Taylor Colleen Taylor
    August 14, 2018    

    So sorry for your loss. He was such a kind man.

  3. Maureen Jones Maureen Jones
    August 14, 2018    

    Oh, Will, you will be missed! Dr. Tian was an important part of my life from my earliest to my most recent memories. I don’t have the words to express my sympathies to all of you. He was a great man!!

  4. Sam Alexander Sam Alexander
    August 14, 2018    

    I am so sorry for your loss and am deeply saddened to hear of Dr. Tian”s passing. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Anonymous Anonymous
    August 14, 2018    

    Our sincere condolences to your entire family. Joanne and Allen Miller and family

  6. Tom and Linda Davis Tom and Linda Davis
    August 15, 2018    

    Flo, Bill, Missy, Debbie and family , My thoughts and prayers are with you all . Linda Davis

  7. John & Dwan Mikaelian John & Dwan Mikaelian
    August 16, 2018    

    My dearest condolences for your loss.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Vicki Huntley Vicki Huntley
    August 16, 2018    

    What a sweet man he was. I had the pleasure of knowing him from working at the hospital. Always spoke and had a great sense of humor. He will be sadly missed. May the family find comfort and peace.

  9. Joel Rinella Joel Rinella
    August 17, 2018    

    My heartfelt condolences to the Tian family. I’m sorry I will be out of town and won’t be able to pay my respects in person. All my best in your time of loss.

  10. Roberta Brown Roberta Brown
    August 17, 2018    

    I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers for the Tian family.

  11. Irene Soetanto, Marvianti Mardjoeki and Marsandi Mardjoeki. Irene Soetanto, Marvianti Mardjoeki and Marsandi Mardjoeki.
    August 17, 2018    

    deepest condolence from Jakarta, Indonesia to tante Flo, Billy, Debby and Missy. He is my model uncle. Our thoughts and prayers for the family .

  12. Okkie, Yani, Arnold, and Evelyn Okkie, Yani, Arnold, and Evelyn
    August 17, 2018    

    In memoriam of beloved brother and uncle Will T.H. Tian. Our deepest condolences to aunty flo and all his families. May God will provide comfort and peace to you all in your grieving moment. Love, Okkie Tian & family

  13. Theo Tian and Family Theo Tian and Family
    August 17, 2018    

    Deepest condolences to the passing of my brother, Will Tian from Theo Tian & family (Jakarta, Indonesia). Wishing you peace to bring comfort and the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

  14. Inggie Soetanto and family Inggie Soetanto and family
    August 17, 2018    

    Our deepest condolences for the passing of our dearest loving uncle Will Tian. He was very nice, kind, and gentle uncle and he will surely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers to aunty Flo, Billy, Debbie, Mellisa, and all extended Tian’s families. May you all find comfort and peace in God during this grieving moments.

  15. Cindy Schmargen Cindy Schmargen
    August 17, 2018    

    Deepest sympathies and fondest of memories of the whole family over the years.

  16. Suzanna, Joyce and Imelda Hertiandi from Jakarta, Indonesia Suzanna, Joyce and Imelda Hertiandi from Jakarta, Indonesia
    August 18, 2018    

    Dear Aunty Flo, Billy Joe, Debbie and Melissa and the family..
    Please accept our deepest condolences for the passing of uncle Will .. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

  17. Jim and Cathy Wathan Jim and Cathy Wathan
    August 19, 2018    

    My Condolences to the Tian family.
    Dr. Tian was our daughters Dr. When she was about 5, maybe alittle younger, but anyways, we were having no luck with her urinary problems, then we were referred to Dr. Tian, God sent us an Angel. After many visits, he had to go to a Seminar out of State. He called us after midnight, one night to tell us he found a new technique, he was so thrilled, as were we. She was border line Kidney Disease. Through his wonderful knowledge and being a true caring Dr. our daughter had and still has no more trouble. I have thought of him often over the years. Especially when grandkids get bladder infections. He always made me smile.
    Thank you Dr. Tian

  18. Linda Linda
    August 22, 2018    

    May you find comfort in knowing he is now in God’s domain. Blessings and remembering him will bring you peace.

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