Obituaries

Amanda Thao Tang

October 26, 1970 - August 15, 2011

Amanda Thao Tang, 40, of Batavia passed away August 15, 2011 at Delnor-Community Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born October 26, 1970 in Vietnam the daughter of Ung and Thoai (Tuong) Tang.  She was united in marriage to Wilfred Despe May 24, 1997 in Urbana, IL.   Amanda was a loving, generous and compassionate, wife, mother, friend, sister and daughter.  She loved her family and children, she enjoyed being a mom most of all.  She was the mother who was most prepared not just for caring for her own children but all those around her.  She received her degree as a Pharmacist from the University of Illinois and was employed by Dominick’s in Schaumburg, IL.   She is survived by her husband Wilfred; two children Sydney and Andrew; her parents Ung Tang and Thoai Tuong; nine siblings Tho, Judy, Mindy, Thuy, David, Thuyen, Thy, Courtney, and Lauren; and many nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her brother Henry. Visitation will be held 4-8 P.M. Friday, August 19, 2011 at Moss Family Funeral Home 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, August 20, 2011 at Holy Cross Catholic Church 2300 West Main Street Batavia, IL.  She will lie in state from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the Mass at church.  Interment will be in West Batavia Cemetery in Batavia. 

 Memorials

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Living Well Cancer Resource Center 1803 West State Street Geneva, IL 60134. 

 

 

Guest Book

  • Dave and Anna Lozar There is no way to describe our regrets and heartfelt sorrow for Thao's passing and the deep void her loss leaves. We have known her since college and have shared memories with her and Wil. We cannot think of a more exemplary human being than Thao. She was genuinely sweet, caring and giving. She will always be in our thoughts, memories, and prayers. Wil, we are so sorry for your loss. We are here for you.
  • Candace & Steven Darrah Wil and family, we are so very sorry and saddened to hear of Amanda's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Kirk Karavouzis I’m deeply and utterly saddened by your loss Wil. My thoughts and prayers are in wishing you and your children emotional strength in your time of grieving as well as continued good health.
  • Maryann Bobek I'm deeply saddened to hear of Amanda's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to her entire family. May all the wonderful memories of her provide comfort to them during this difficult time. Amanda was a very kind, caring and wonderful person. She was a great friend and I'm truely blessed to have known her. I will miss you very much Amanda. You are an angel!!
  • Maryann Bobek I'm deeply saddened to hear of Amanda's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to her entire family. May all the wonderful memories of her provide comfort to them during this difficult time. Amanda was a very kind, caring and wonderful person. She was a great friend and I'm truely blessed to have known her. I will miss you very much Amanda. You are an angel!!
  • Ron & Carol Pragides Wil we heard of Thao's illness just a few days ago and are very sorry to hear of her passing. Thao was a wonderful person and we will miss her. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
  • Gordon Gullicksen Amanda-it was my pleasure to have known you thru Dominicks pharmacy. To help you on your journey I say to you,"Vaya Con Dios".
  • Melanie Murphy Amanda was one of the most kind, generous and giving people I have ever had the pleasure to know. I will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
  • Bill and Rhonda Bellas Wil We are so sorry and saddened to hear of the loss of Amanda. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Jennifer Torgerson I'm so sorry to hear about your family's loss. I enjoyed getting to know Amanda last year when Andy was in my class. She was a wonderful woman. You and your family are in my prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help in any way.
  • Jerry Matsumoto Wil, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know you'll be strong for your children - please take care of yourself as well.
  • Craig Mandel Amanda was so helpful to me when I started at Dominicks. She ALWAYS came to work with a smile. I will always remember her kindness.
  • Dan & Darcie Audette We are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with all your family during this tough time.
  • Rick Remington I will miss Amanda greatly. She was the Pharmacist who filled many of my perscriptioons and I was blessed to see her generosity on several occasions. One time the man in front of me did not have the full co pay for his childs medicine and there was a line behind him with me first. Amanda took a second and told him to pay what he could and proceeded to give him the percription. When I moved to the front I asked Amanda how she could allow people to not pay full price and she responded that she would pay the difference herself. That is the kind of person she was. She was kind, genuine, sincere and loved what she did. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & Prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Anne Boston I am so sorry, Wil. Please let me know if there is anything at all I can do to help you and the kids...I am only 15 minutes away.
  • Stuart & Martha Martin We are so sorry for your loss. May the warmth and comfort of lovely memories take the place of the sadness and pain you and your family feel now.
  • Sandy Andler When your work partner becomes your friend you are blessed. I was so very blessed. I love you Amanda!
  • Darcy Osborne Amanda always had such a beautiful smile on her face and I know she is looking down with that very same smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Karen Gale Amanda was a very special person & friend & she will be greatly missed. My thoughts & prayers go out to her entire family. Please know that if you need anything I am here to help. God has a new angel in heaven & I know Amanda will be watching over all of us from above.