David Chen

Funeral Service

6:00 pm
Saturday, January 6, 2024
Koch Funeral Home
2401 S. Atherton St.
State College, Pennsylvania, United States

Obituary of David M Chen

David M Chen, 78, of State College, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2023, at his home.

Born February 7, 1945, in Wuhan, China he was the son of the late Pinghwang Chen and Yuen Kung. On August 16, 1977 in Taipei, Taiwan he married Julie Chen, who survives.

He is also survived by two sons, Jeffrey K. Chen and his wife, Erin, State College and Evan Chen of State College; two brothers, Richard Chen and his wife, Jennifer, of San Francisco and Mo Chen and his wife, Polly of Taiwan; and one grandson, Louie Chen.

David earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from National Taiwan University in 1975 and Master's in Statistics from Penn State University in 1982. Following graduation David remained in State College where he began a career as a restaurateur. He and his wife, Julie owned and operated the Golden Wok for over 30 years.

David was a champion bridge player who honed his skills as a member of the State College Bridge Club. He also enjoyed photography taking photos of nature and wildlife. At his young age he enjoyed riding motorcycle and was an excellent pool player.

A funeral service will be held on January 6, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College, PA with his beloved brother Richard Chen officiating.

Interment will be in Centre County Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions in remembrance of David may be made to the Lance and Ellen Shaner Cancer Pavilion, 1800 E. Park Ave, State College, PA 16803 or by  visiting, https://mountnittany.org/lance-and-ellen-shaner-cancer-pavilion

Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com .

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