Beloved Father, Husband and Teacher.
Dr. An-Ban Chen
  • 70 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 10, 1942
  • Place of birth:
    Chai-Yi, Taiwan
  • Date of passing: Dec 26, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
An-Ban touched all he knew in a positive way. His legacy lives through all of us. He will be missed but never forgotten.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Dr. An-Ban Chen.  Dr. Chen passed away on December 26th, 2012 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA after a battle with lung cancer.   Dr. Chen was preceded in death by his son Philip, his father Cheuh-chun, and his mother Yang Hou.  He is survived by his wife of 43 years Mayurase T. Chen of Auburn, his son Dr. William Chen, his brother An-Nan, his sister Su-Ching and several nieces and nephews.

Donations in honor of An-Ban may be sent to: Auburn University Physics Department, 206 Allison Laboratory, Auburn University, Auburn AL 36849.  Please make a note on the check "In honor of Dr. An-Ban Chen".    If you want to share your memories of Dr. An-Ban please submit below (requires registration)  or email them to and David Chen will post them. 

Thank you all for your love and support.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by David Chen on 26th December 2013

"Merry Christmas Uncle!  We are split apart this holiday and it seems tougher... especially without you, auntie and William together with us.  It has been a year since your passing and I hope that I have grown as a person like I know you wanted me to.  There's so much to learn...  and such little time.   Guess that's why it's so difficult to just stop and choose one thing to do for a living.   I will try to use your wisdom to guide me.  Thank you uncle. I love you."

This tribute was added by Carole Grant on 2nd January 2013

"What an amazing family.   Bill, the world is lucky to have had your father for 70 years.  I enjoyed the times I got to meet him.  His intelligence and love for his family were the two things that were immediately obvious upon seeing him."

This tribute was added by Peter Chow on 31st December 2012

"This is a sadden news to me at the end of the tear in 2012. An-Ban was in the same grade but different class in China-Yi Junior high School as I . It is a pity that we never see each other after both of us went to the States . Please extend our condolence to his family. An-Ban will be remembered by our classmates and all his friends. Peter Chow from Queens, New York"

This tribute was added by Tsai Ho-Hsiung on 31st December 2012

"We were distressed to read the announcement of Dr. An-Ban Chen's passing, and write immediately to express our deep regret. He will long be remembered by all his schoolmates of Taiwan Chia-Yi High School. On behalf of our schoolmates in Chia-Yi, Taiwan, please extend our deepest pity and hearty condolence to his bereaved family.   Tsai Ho-Hsiung from Taipei city , 2012/12/31"

This tribute was added by David Chen on 28th December 2012

"Thank you so much for being a part of our lives uncle.  The wonderful holidays and vacations our families shared will always remain close my heart.  I will never forget your wisdom and selflessness to others.  Your battle with cancer was courageous all the way till the end, but I am glad you are at peace now.  You will be missed, but I know you will always be with us all in spirit."

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