On November 30, 2022, Hui-Li "Amy" Tsou, loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed away at age 70.
Amy was born in Taiwan on February 1, 1952, to Tseng-Won Tsou and Rong-Mei Peng in the city of Chu Dong and grew up in Taoyuan. She was an excellent student who enjoyed drawing and writing. She graduated from Fu Ren University with a degree in Chinese in 1974. She was a Chinese language middle school and high school teacher for close to 20 years. She is remembered as a dedicated and passionate teacher, adored by her students.
She met her husband, Kuan-Jung (David) Lee, at university, and they married on October 1, 1978. They built their home together in Taoyuan, where their only child, Mei-Chia (Rebecca) was born in 1986. In 1990, she emigrated with her husband and child to the United States. They settled in Cleveland, Ohio. The first 10 years in the US were long and difficult ones that showcased Amy’s grit and determination. Knowing not a word of English, she completely changed careers and joined with her brother, Ivan, to open a successful Chinese restaurant in the historic Playhouse Square neighborhood of Cleveland. She raised Rebecca with care and dedication, always keeping her daughter close by with her at the restaurant (and did not let her slack off with her studies). She dreamed big and lived courageously, even when life became challenging. With her love and support, her daughter graduated from Princeton University and became a physician.
The last ten years of Amy’s life were shadowed by health difficulties, but she had a strong faith in God and believed that He would watch over her. She remained optimistic and vibrant, finding great joy in helping raise her two grandchildren, Benedict and Adelaide. She will be remembered for her selfless love of her family, her kind and generous personality, her million-watt smile, her unrivaled cooking skills, and her sharp wit and intelligence. Her sudden departure leaves her friends and family saddened, but her light will continue to shine in the hearts of all she touched.
Amy is survived by her stepmother Su-Lan Tsou; her husband Kuan-Jung; her daughter Rebecca; her son-in-law Shaun; her grandson Benedict; her granddaughter Adelaide; her brothers Ivan, Chiayi, and Roger; sisters-in-law Vina and Adriana; brothers-in-law Kuan-Yi and Kuan-Jin; sister-in-law Yu-Chih; nieces, cousins, and many friends.
Interment Lake View Cemetery. Funeral Service 11 am Saturday at THE FIORITTO FUNERAL HOME, 5236 MAYFIELD RD, LYNDHURST (E OF RICHMOND RD), WHERE FRIENDS MAY CALL FROM 10 AM UNTIL TIME OF SERVICE.
Service can be livestreamed at: https://www.facebook.com/FiorittoFuneralService/live_videos/
In lieu of flowers please make a donation in her name to: Asian Services in Action (ASIA) Ohio https://www.asiaohio.org/get-involved/donate/