Abraham Shen

Obituary of Abraham Shen

Abraham Tsu-hsing Shen, age 67, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Great Falls, VA on March 25. He is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Sharon; his son Aaron; his daughter Jennifer; two older brothers; and two older sisters.

Abraham was born on December 6, 1949 in Taipei, Taiwan, the son of G.V. and L.F. Shen. He graduated from Jen-Guo High School and National Taipei University of Technology. After university, Abraham met his wife, Sharon, at the Chinese National Petroleum Corporation where they both worked. He and Sharon married in 1979 in Taipei.

In 1977 Abraham came to the United States to study at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA, where he received his master's degree in computer science. Abraham moved his family to Monroe, CT, where he worked as a software engineer for ITT and General Datacomm. In 1995 he joined Alcatel and later moved with his family to Great Falls, VA, where he resided for 20 years and worked for several companies.

Abraham was a Christian. He was saved while in high school by the Church in Taipei. In Virginia, he attended church services at the Church in Dunn Loring. Besides attending church meetings and services on Lord's Day, Abraham greatly enjoyed traveling and working on do-it-yourself projects around his home. He was a devoted husband and father and was always diligent and responsible when dealing with others.

Throughout most of his life Abraham was in good health. In the spring of 2016 his health unexpectedly began to decline. His family sought treatment from several doctors but he was unable to recover, and in the early morning of March 25, 2017, Abraham went to be with the Lord.

A celebration of Abraham's life will be held at Adams-Green Funeral Home in Herndon, VA on April 1 at 10:00 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church in Dunn Loring.