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Xiang Xi Wang

May 7, 1935 ~ November 12, 2020 (age 85)

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Xiangxi Wang, age 85, formerly of Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A. a friend to all, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020. She was a graduate of the Sha He Middle School, Bo Bai County, Guangxi, China in 1954.  She studied in Yulin Normal School from 1954 to 1956 and graduated in 1956. And she studied again in Yulin Normal College (former Yulin Normal School) in 1960. Born on May 7, 1935 to the late Xin Wang & the late Zongrong Liu, Xiangxi enjoyed a happy childhood.  She loved literature and poems, and sports especially liked playing basketball, high jumping, long jumping. She used to get the first place in the high jump for the retired employee’s sport game of Guangxi University for Nationalities. She also liked traveling, dancing and performing, meeting with friends, and she was very good in choreography for dancing. She choreographed a dance “Celebrate Reunion” and performed a lot in different events. She used to teach her dance to the retired dance group of the Guangxi University for Nationalities and performed in the University’s celebration activities. She was a cadre and certified “First Level Teacher of the Middle School”. She retired from The Affiliated Middle School of Guangxi University for Nationalities, Nanning, Guangxi, China in 1989. Before her last job, Xiangxi as a teacher worked for Yulin No. 7 Middle School, Yulin Jiefang Road No. 1 Primary School for middle school program in Yulin city, Rong County Town No. 1 Primary School, Rong County Da Rong Gao Wan Primary School, Gui County Mu Ge Xin Lian School for high school program, Ningtan Center School and Wendi Center School in Bo Bai county, Guangxi, China. She also worked for a short time for the Library of Guangxi University for Nationalities, Nanning, Guangxi, China. Xiangxi was a very smart, motivated and very responsible lady and loved her teaching job very much. She got many rewards such as “Advanced Worker”, “Advanced Educator”, “Final Exam Award”, and an honor certificate of “Work as a Teacher 25 Years” by People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in1985. She was a very cheerful, friendly, lovely woman and had a lot of talents. She was a performer of East Culture Arts, Inc.(“ECA”) after she immigrated to Connecticut, U.S.A. in 2002, and participated many shows including Niagara Song and Dance Festival, Canada, Kite Festival in Washington D.C., and many culture events and shows at schools, community Center, nursing homes in New York city, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In January 14, 2018, ECA went to Beijing, China on behalf of American Overseas Chinese, performed in Middle-aged and elderly Spring Festival Gala, Xiangxi was the oldest performer of the Gala and got a reward of a special interview in the Gala stage following her performance with the ECA dance program. Xiangxi was a full of love, helpful, and happy lady. She used to help many her relatives and friends in her whole life. In January 26, 2020, Xiangxi participated the “Fundraising Ceremony for Sending One Hundred Fifty Thousand Face Masks to Wuhan” activity of Chinese American Guangxi Federal Association, in Old Westbury, New York, and submitted her donation after the ceremony. In February 29, 2020, Xiangxi joined “Zhuangxiang Oiltea Camellia Respect Relatives” activity of Guangxi Fraternal Association of America, in Flushing, New York, and gave her happy smile to all folks in the party. She is survived by her daughter Lena Tan and her husband Christopher Stan, son Hongtao Tan and his wife Nan Nan, brother Xiangming Wang and his wife Lianfang Wei, Chaozhen Wang and his wife Xiaohui Gan, sister Xiangyu Wang and her husband Shaoyu Li, grandsons Clark Stan, Dillon Stan, Ryan Tan, and Laiyu Tan, granddaughter Elsa Tan; many nephews and nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces, cousins, relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Professor Dacai Tan in 2000 (Professor Tan graduated from Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, Guangxi, China, Mathematic major. She met him in 1954 at Yulin Normal School and married him in 1962), and her son Honglang Tan (he preceded her on November 11, 2019). Due to the pandemic, there will be no memorial service and wake in this difficulty time, but it may have one when appropriate in the future.


王祥喜逝世讣告,1935 - 2020

王祥喜,85岁,来自于美国马萨诸塞州斯普林菲尔德市,一位所有人的朋友,于2020年11月12日星期四去世。

祥喜1954年毕业于中国广西博白县沙河中学。1954-1956年就读于玉林师范学校, 1956年毕业,1960年于玉林师专(前任玉林师范学校)进修。

她出生于1935年5月7日,是已故王信先生和已故刘宗荣女士的女儿。她拥有一个快乐的童年。 她喜欢文学,诗歌,和运动,特别酷爱打篮球、跳高、跳远,她曾在广西民族大学离退休职工运动会获得跳高比赛第一名。她也很喜欢旅行、跳舞和表演,会友,她擅长舞蹈编排。她常在不同的庆祝活动表演她编的一个舞蹈“庆团圆”,她也曾教广西民族大学离退休职工舞蹈队跳她编的舞蹈“庆团圆”,并在大学的庆祝活动中表演。

她是一位干部和认证的中学一级教师。1989年,她从广西民族大学附属中学退休。在此之前,祥喜曾任教于广西玉林第七中学、玉林解放路一小初中班、贵县木格新联学校高中班,容县城镇第一小学,容县大荣高完小学,博白宁坛中心学校和文地中心学校。她也短时间在广西南宁民族大学图书馆工作过。

祥喜积极向上、聪明、非常负责任,很热爱她的教师工作。工作期间,她多次获得“先进工作者”,“先进教育工作者”, “期末统考奖”等。1985年,她获得了广西壮族自治区人民政府颁发的“从事教师工作25年”荣誉证书。

祥喜非常开朗、友好、可爱、多才多艺。她2002年移民来美国康涅狄格州后就参加了东方文化艺术团("ECA”),她参加过许多表演,包括加拿大尼亚加拉歌舞节、华盛顿特区风筝节以及在纽约市、康涅狄格州和马萨诸塞州的学校、社区中心、养老院等许多文化活动和演出。2018年1月14日,ECA代表美国华侨前往中国北京参加中老年春节联欢晚会上演出,祥喜是晚会年龄最大的表演者,在参加ECA舞蹈节目演出后,她获得了晚会舞台主持人专访的奖励。

祥喜充满爱心、乐于助人、幸福。她一生帮助过许多她的亲戚和朋友。2020年1月26日,她参加了在纽约老韦斯特伯里举行的美国广西侨胞联合总会 "15万口罩送武汉“ 募捐仪式活动,并在仪式后捐款。2020年2月29日,祥喜参加了美国广西同乡会在纽约法拉盛举行的"壮乡油茶敬亲人"活动,向晚会的所有乡亲们展现她幸福向上的笑容。

她身后留下来女儿谭卓蓉和她的丈夫克里斯托弗.斯坦,儿子谭洪涛和他的妻子南楠,弟弟王祥鸣和他的妻子韦莲芳,王朝珍和他的妻子甘小惠,妹妹王祥玉和她的丈夫李绍玉,外孙克拉克.斯坦,狄龙.斯坦,孙子谭涞恩,谭涞予,孙女谭爱尔莎,许多侄子和侄女,侄孙和侄孙女,外甥和外甥女,表兄妹,亲戚和朋友。

在2000年,她的丈夫谭达才教授去世(谭教授1960年毕业于广西桂林的广西师范大学数学系,他们1954年在玉林师范学校认识并于1962年结婚),她的儿子谭洪浪于2019年11月11日不幸去世。

基于目前新冠肺炎疫情肆虐的困难时刻,我们此时将暂时无法举行追悼会和追思会,相应仪式将来或许在适当时候举行。

 


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