Thomas C. Kuo, of Pompton Plains, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, died at home Sunday, May 13, 2018 in the care of his loving family.
Born in China, Thomas immigrated to the United States in 1955, after receiving a scholarship to study here. After marrying Monica Li in 1963, the couple settled in Pittsburgh. Thomas worked full time while earning his Ph D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He went on to found the University's East Asia Library and served as its curator for many years.
Thomas was an intelligent and accomplished man in many fields, and had published several articles and books throughout his life. In his downtime, he enjoyed gardening, reading, and playing Rummikub with his family. He also loved mini golf and bowling.
Throughout his life, Thomas was able to travel throughout the world, and trips to Europe, as well as his homeland in China, were fondly remembered.
Thomas is lovingly survived by his wife, Monica; his daughters, Kathryn Matthews, Juliana Szalwinski, and Cynthia Ye; his brother, Chen Qi; and his grandchildren, Thomas and Christian Szalwinski, and Joshua, Julia and Joella Ye. He was predeceased by three brothers and a sister.
A Memorial Mass will be held 11 am Saturday, May 19 at the Chapel at Cedar Crest Village, 1 Cedar Crest Drive, Pompton Plains. Cremation was private.