Holmdel Funeral Home
Louis H. Wan, of Holmdel, passed away at the Bayshore Medical Center on Sunday, April 5th, 2020, at the age of 73.
Louis was born in Hokshan, China and moved to Hong Kong when he was 3 years old. In 1967, he immigrated to the United States with his mother, settling in New York City. He graduated from City College of New York with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1974. Louis then served in the United States Naval Reserves, earning the rank of Boiler Technician 3rd Class Petty Officer. After being honorably discharged, Louis spent the majority of his career with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, retiring as Chief Electrical Supervisor. His passion for his craft never faded, and after a brief retirement, he resumed his career with Five Star Electric.
Louis’s greatest enjoyment was getting together with family. He loved seeing his children and grandchildren, and enjoyed celebrating holidays and family events.
Louis loved traveling and aspired to see the world with his beloved wife, Sandra. They especially enjoyed going on cruises most recently visited Hawaii, Japan, and the Panama Canal. He was an aficionado of Chinese food, and enjoyed playing Mahjong. He was also an avid collector of military plastic models, and loved building model airplanes, battleships, and aircraft carriers. Never forgetting his Chinese heritage, he served as the President of the Hokshan Society in Chinatown, New York. Louis was a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite teams with his sons, supporting the Jets, Rangers, and Knicks. He was a music lover, and particularly enjoyed The Beatles and the instrumental band, The Ventures.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sandra, his two sons: Jimmy, Holmdel, Kenneth and his wife Irina, Hockessin, Delaware; and his three grandchildren: Olivia, Ethan, and Dylan.
A private funeral service to honor Louis’s memory will be held at Marlboro Memorial Cemetery. To share a favorite memory or send a message of condolence, please visit his page of tributes at www.holmdelfuneralhome.com.