Angela Chang, 80, of Princeton passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center of Plainsboro.
Born in Liuzhou, China, Angela was a resident of Princeton, New Jersey for over 35 years. Angela grew up in post-war Taiwan, struggling for higher education and facing many financial challenges. After winning a college prose contest, she was granted a scholarship to attend Providence College in Taiwan. Her academic achievements in college helped her to win another scholarship from Ball State University in Indiana, where she received an MA in English and Education.
After spending years teaching English and Chinese language, her love of food and entertaining inspired her to change her profession to the culinary field. She sought to promote awareness of Chinese food and culture in America through her writing. Angela authored four cookbooks: Delicious Tofu (English), The Intriguing World of Chinese Home Cooking (English), Chinese Home Entertaining (bi-lingual) and A World of Desserts (Chinese). Additionally, she wrote numerous food articles for a Taiwanese food magazine, a leading Chinese newspaper in the United States, and several local New Jersey newspapers. Angela became a sought-after personality in a multitude of food-related activities. She was the coordinator of several New York-based tofu festivals and a judge for numerous gourmet tofu contests in the Chinese community.
Angela grew up in a large close-knit family which cultivated an outgoing personality and a generous spirit. She donated her time and efforts to various local charities. One charity she was particularly fond of was the Crawford House, a rehabilitation center for women with emotional issues.
Daughter of the late Zhong Pei and Bing Yi Tan, she is survived by her husband Humphrey H.J. Chang, son and daughter-in-law Raymond and Carol Chang, and two grandchildren Madeline and Zachary.
A Memorial Mass will be held 9:30 am on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at St. Pauls Church 216 Nassau Street, Princeton.
Memorial contributions may be made in Angela’s memory to Daytop New Jersey at Crawford House, 362 Sunset Road, Skillman, NJ 08558 and Princeton Friends of Opera, PO Box 2359, Princeton, NJ 08543.
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