Changlian Gu

June 24, 1945 ~ December 7, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Changlian Gu Obituary

Changlian Gu, aged 78, passed away in Clarksville, Maryland, on December 7, 2023, due to late-stage Parkinson’s Disease and complications, after a nearly 20-year battle with the disease. Born on June 24, 1945 (Chinese Lunar Calendar), in Shanghai, P.R. She was the daughter of Minqian Gu and Lianyi Huang. Changlian lived in Shanghai, P.R. China until 2016. While in China, she worked as a hospital pharmacist at the Liantang Hospital in Qingpu, Shanghai, P.R. China, until her retirement in 2000, after nearly 40 years of service. She became a follower of Jesus on Easter of 2019 and attended the Pittsburgh Chinese Church in Oakland for about a year before moving to Maryland in 2020.

Changlian lived a simple and humble life marked with absolute selflessness, putting others' needs before her own. She was always ready to lend a helping hand to family members, friends, and neighbors, providing healthcare support and effectively serving as a volunteer “home care nurse”.  She took great care of her aging father for many years until his passing and also cared for her sister during her battle with cancer. Changlian raised two children with love and discipline. Before being afflicted with Parkinson’s Disease, she had a loud and beautiful voice and loved to sing.

Changlian Gu is survived by her husband, Junrong Chen; son, Luyao Chen; daughter-in-law, Jing Sun; and daughter, Lujie Karen Chen. She leaves behind two grandchildren. Changlian was preceded in death by her father, Minqian Gu; mother, Lianyi Huang; sister, Changqi Gu; and brother, Changyong Gu.

The family will hold a private service at 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. A virtual memorial service will be held on a date to be determined. Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Changlian Gu to the Parkinson’s Foundation (https://www.parkinson.org/). 

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顾昌莲,78岁,于2023年12月7日在马里兰州克拉克斯维尔因晚期帕金森病及并发症去世,她与此病搏斗了近20年。顾昌莲于1945年6月24日(农历)出生于中国上海市青浦县练塘镇。昌莲生前大部分时间是在中国上海生活。她在上海青浦练塘卫生院担任药剂师将近40年,直到2000年退休。2016 年她和丈夫移居美国。2019年复活节,她决志信主耶稣,并在宾州匹兹堡奥克兰华人教会参加了大约一年的活动,之后于2020年搬到马里兰州。





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Memorial Service
December 12, 2023

12:32 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home of Clarksville, P.A.
12540 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, MD 21029


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