Shih Hsi

Obituary of Shih Hsi

Shih Ming Hsi, he was known as Ming to his friends, died from mesothelioma on January 5, 2023. He was 94 years old. He is survived by his wife, Pearl Chow Hsi, and his children, Peter, Alice (Michael), grandchildren Nathaniel, and Jonathan (Undram). He is also survived by 2 brothers, Shih Guang, Shih Hong and 3 sisters, Ping Ping, Juan Juan, and Ran Ran, and many nieces and nephews and their families. He is also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Qi Ming, Xin Xin and his parents, father, Jun Ping Hsi, and mother, Han Ying (Zhang). He was born in Shanghai, China on February 15, 1928. Due to the war in 1948, he fled to Taiwan to finish his studies to become a merchant marine. In April 30, 1962, he married Pearl and started a family. In 1968, the family moved to Brazil, and several years later immigrated to the United States where Ming continued his merchant marine career, and where he eventually retired from Bethlehem Steel in the 1980s. He enjoyed attending church, working in the garden, and especially spending time with his grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please donate to either: 1) Kimmel Cancer Center Make checks payable to The Johns Hopkins University. Indicate on the memo line of your check or in an attached note that your gift/pledge payment should be directed to the work of the Thoracic Center of Excellence under the direction of Dr. Julie Brahmer. Please mail your check to: Ellen Roberts Kimmel Cancer Center Development Office 750 East Pratt Street, Suite 1700 Baltimore, MD 21202 By Phone - You may also make your gift or pledge payment over the phone by calling the Kimmel Cancer Center Development Office at 410-361-6391. A development officer can assist you. Online - You may make a one-time donation or pledge payment online at There is an option to direct your gift to a specific physician or area of research, such as the work of the Thoracic Center of Excellence under the direction of Dr. Julie Brahmer. If you are making a pledge payment online, please indicate as such in the Comments section. 2) Movable Feast Donate Now - Moveable Feast - Baltimore, MD (
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