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Soen Liang Tjoe, M.D.

SOEN LIANG TJOE, M.D. age 81, passed away on July 22, 2019.  He was the beloved husband for 37 years of Yuan Tjoe; loving father of Steven Tjoe (wife Xin Nie) and Benita Tjoe, M.D.; dearest brother of Li Wen Tjoe, Tjutju Hartani, and the late Joe Liang Tjoe; treasured brother-in-law of George Yuan, Jim Yuan, and the late Gary Yuan; dear uncle of many.

Soen was born on July 6, 1938 in Indonesia and was the eldest of four. In 1967, Soen received his doctorate in medicine from National Taiwan University. Thereafter, he moved to Cleveland for his training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at St. Luke’s Hospital and the Cleveland VA Medical Center. He began his career at Hillcrest Hospital, where he practiced until his retirement in 2011. He married his wife Yuan in 1982 and resided in the Village of Gates Mills. Soen will be remembered as a loving, generous, dedicated man who was endlessly caring of his patients and his family alike. He will be dearly missed.

Celebration of Life Service on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 11 AM at THE FUNERAL HOME. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Soen at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND, 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 4-8 PM.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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  1. Margaret Szegvari

    Dear 媛媛:

  2. Dear Yuan Yuan, Steven and Benita,
    We will always remember Dr. Tjoe’s smiling face and his kindness. We treasure the special time we spent together with all of you. Take care and love from the Chai family

  3. Caroline Yoshawirja

    Deepest Condolences from Irvan Hanafi family from Bandung Indonesia

  4. Dear 袁援:

    • 朱太太

  5. Junli Liang and Harry Lu

    Dear Yuan Yuan, Steven and Xiao Ping,

    Our deepest condolences to you. Dr. Tjoe will always be within your heart and all of us that loved him and as close as a beautiful memory.
    May the soul of Dr. Tjoe rest in peace!

  6. Valerie Schefft

    I knew Dr. Tjoe for only a few short weeks before his death, but felt deep respect for him and compassion for his dear wife Yuan. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  7. 媛媛,你好!惊悉噩耗,甚感惋惜。节哀顺变,多多保重。想起我见妳的那个冬天,就像是昨天的事情。逝者已去,朱医生在天家永享喜乐。愿赐平安的神常和你们同在。我现在在女儿家(Bryan, OH)。如果我们赶不回去送别朱医生,我们就为你们祷告。

  8. 袁征、宏宏


  9. Dr. Tjoe was our family physician until his retirement. He was an excellent doctor. Because of his timely advice, Jim was able to go through an important surgery early to avoid any complication. Dr. Tjoe will always be remembered as a caring person and a good friend.
    Jim and Sibyl T’ien

  10. 媛媛,你好!惊悉噩耗,甚感惋惜。节哀顺变,多多保重。想起我见妳的那个冬天,就像是昨天的事情。逝者已去,朱医生在天家永享喜乐。愿赐平安的神常和你们同在。我现在在女儿家(Bryan, OH)。如果我们赶不回去送别朱医生,我们就为你们祷告。

  11. My husband Jim and I want to let you know how very sorry we are to hear about Dr. Tjoe. Just learned about his passing today, a week later. We were both patients of Dr. Tjoe’s, and both worked at Hillcrest and saw Dr Tjoe on a regular daily basis. We became friends. My husband only for 10 years and I for 24 years. My husband Jim was in housekeeping and met one or both of you children when you were hospitalized there. He also met your mom. I worked in cardiopulmonary and did your dad’s transcription of EKGs, echocardiogram and stress tests. I remember when I thought I was having a heart attack, they would not bring me to Hillcrest as we lived in Trumbull county, an hour away. I had to go to Trumbull Memorial hospital and was hospitalized there. Dr. Tjoe called the unit I was on, demanding they transfer me to Hillcrest to his care right away. Of course that did not happen, but he demanded to talk to me, so I ran out to the nurse’s station and talked to Dr. Tjoe on the phone. He said “Helen, you are not just my patient, you are my friend, and I am concerned about you”. What a wonderful man!!!❤ I loved Dr. Tjoe very much, and when he retired and we had the little retirement party for him at work, it was all I could do to fight back the tears! Thank you Dr. Tjoe for everything you have done for us, and for being such a wonderful and caring doctor, as well as friend! I will always miss you. I have since you left in 2011. My sister and I were just talking about Dr. Tjoe on Sunday, and I told her some of the stories we shared, not knowing that he passed. You were so lucky to have such a loving father, and husband. His spirit will always be with you, watching over you. Do not hesitate to talk to him, for he will hear you. He continues to be with you all.❤

  12. 黃良榮,孫幼慈

    Dear 袁援,Steven, and 小平,

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