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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。

顾昌莲一生勤俭纯朴,任劳任怨,助人为乐。她生前总是热心帮助家人、朋友和邻居,打针配药,随叫随到,担任着义务护理员的角色。她多年来悉心照顾年迈的父亲,直到他去世,并在她姐姐生病抗癌期间提供无微不至的关怀。昌莲性格直爽,用严格的教诲和博大的母爱抚养了两个孩子。在患上帕金森病之前,她有响亮而美妙的声音,喜欢哼唱歌曲。

顾昌莲的父亲顾敏骞、母亲黄莲怡、姐姐顾昌琪和兄弟顾昌勇均已离世。她的丈夫陈军荣还健在。她育有一子一女:儿子陈路遥(儿媳孙静)和女儿陈路洁(Karen)。顾昌莲有一个孙子和一个外孙。

家人将于2023年12月12日星期二上午10点举行遗体告别仪式。网络追思会将在稍后举行。为纪念顾昌莲,可以向帕金森病基金会(https://www.parkinson.org/)捐款。

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Memorial Service
Tuesday
December 12, 2023

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

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