In Memory of Andrew Tian

From HUSBAY Caring Committee:

As you know, HUSBAY has a weekly Wednesday lunch group at New Dynasty Restaurant in Sarasota.  After many years of meeting there, we have come to think of staff as friends and sometimes even family.  It is therefore, with sadness, that I must tell you of the death of the manager with the engaging smile, Andrew Tian, usually the first face we see at the entrance.

On a Sunday evening in July, he chased three men who fled the restaurant without paying and was attacked and beaten. He was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital where he lingered in critical condition until he died on following Friday.  New Dynasty staff as well as customers like us and the community have been grieving his loss.  We have sent cards with member messages to the hospital and to New Dynasty staff.   Many in HUSBAY wanted to memorialize Andrew.  The board had set up a memorial fund, to go towards his son’s education. Thanks to those members who have contributed.

Link to the story as covered by mysuncoast news.

HUSBAY Past President Jacqui Kinnie
Spoke at the Memorial Service

Held at the UCC, 1 Sunday, July 28

In Memory of Andrew Tian
Andrew Tian

Andrew, as we knew him, was a kind, generous and caring man with a ready smile and a warm greeting for all.

For many years, he graciously hosted the lunch bunch at HUSBAY with joy and love. He knew each of us by name … gave many of us hugs, asked about our lives and our children, and was always willing to change the setting for another meeting. We shall always remember him with a smile in our heart.

With apologies to John Donne, the English poet of the 16th century:

No Man is an Island entire of itself;

Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main,

Any man’s death diminishes us, because we are involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know

For whom the bell tolls.

It tolls for thee, Andrew … we shall miss you.